Against the Traditions of Trent Download this stock image: Francis Cardinal Spellman with Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. Francis Cardinal Spellman congratulates Bishop Fulton J. Sheen on the day he is made Bishop of of Rochester, New York. In 1957, it says, Spellman demanded that Bishop Fulton Sheen, director of the office of the Propagation of the Faith, pay him hundreds of thousands of dollars for surplus food the government had turned over to the cardinal. The Society sided with Sheen. Archbishop Sheen was a gifted person and a very holy man. Sheen refused and succeeded in having the matter brought before Pope Pius XII, whom Spellman allegedly told he had paid for the food and deserved to be reimbursed. Second, he viewed the demand as nothing more than a naked attempt by Cardinal Spellman to raid the Society’s coffers. Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Peoria in 1919, Sheen quickly became a renowned theologian, earning the Cardinal Mercier Prize for International Philosophy in 1923. His tenure there was short lived and, despite his best efforts, marked by a good portion of self-admitted failure. There is no evidence that Sheen made any effort to return to the traditional Latin Mass.

Sheen rejected this idea for unknown reasons. Spellman took his revenge, culminating with Sheen's assignment as the Bishop of Rochester in upstate New … Each time I noted with a smile that Cardinal Spellman and Archbishop Sheen are at least buried at opposite ends of the crypt! Spellman died and Abp.

In 1957 Francis Cardinal Spellman, the powerful Archbishop of New York, insisted that Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s Society for the Propagation of the Faith owed the Archdiocese of New York one million dollars for supplies that the Society had distributed to impoverished people around the world. Conference followed announcement from the Vatican that Sheen has been appointed Bishop of Rochester. Spellman wrote to a Society official in Rome criticizing Sheen for his obduracy. New York: Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, stands beside Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, right, during news conference in New York today. Sheen has been an auxiliary to the Cardinal since 1951. Nonetheless, he threw himself into the work. Sheen, then still a bishop, resigned as the ordinary of Rochester to again focus on using the media for evangelization.
Cardinal Spellman and Bishop Sheen were notorious rivals. It has been said that Cardinal Spellman was jealous of Sheen’s popularity. Fourth, Bishop Jenky says that former Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Edward Egan, had in 2002 and 2004 agreed to translate Sheen's body to Peoria and that Peoria is just trying to get New York to fulfill its promise. For those three years, however, the cares of the diocese in upstate New York took Abp. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images On the contrary, Cardinal Spellman of New York with whom Sheen often feuded, was known to move slower in the application of liturgical changes, while the Bishop of Rochester was eager to apply them and please Rome. Cardinal Spellman did not intervene in this transaction, but demanded that Bishop Sheen pay the New York archdiocese the dollar equivalent amount of the donation. Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen, May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American bishop (later archbishop) of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. Against the Traditions of Trent Sheen refused, in part because it was a donation intended for the needy, and not for the church. Spellman met with Sheen and, again, Sheen refused, saying he (Sheen) will do what his superiors in Rome tell him to do. Sheen refused, in part because it was a donation intended for the needy, and not for the church. On the contrary, Cardinal Spellman of New York with whom Sheen often feuded, was known to move slower in the application of liturgical changes, while the Bishop of Rochester was eager to apply them and please Rome. When the plaintiff wrote to the promoter of the cause of canonization of Bishop Sheen to inform him of Bishop Sheen’s actions, his letter was ignored and went unanswered.