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Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

An inventory of Fulton J. Sheen Collection at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Fulton J. Sheen, May 8, 1895-December 9, 1979
Title: Fulton J. Sheen Collection
Dates: n.d.(1923-1985)2011
Extent: 3.25 linear feet; 5 boxes
Abstract: The Fulton J. Sheen Collection consists of his philosophy notes taken while a student at the University of Louvain, several published booklets, press clippings, and many published and non-published material and personal notes related to his work for the Commission on Missions at the Second Vatican Council. It also has the 2011 Posito created to advance his cause for canonization.
Collection Number: ACUA 70
Language: English, French, Italian, and Latin.

Biographical Note

Peter John Sheen, known as Fulton J. Sheen, was born on May 8, 1895 in El Paso, Illinois and baptized in El Paso's St. Mary's Church. In 1913 he entered St. Viator College in Illinois, where he was a successful member of the debate team and consistently the top of his class. From his earliest years his family knew that Fulton would become a priest, so it was no surprise when he entered St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, after he graduated from St. Viator in 1917. There he first became schooled in Thomism and was ordained on September 20, 1919. He began studies for a Ph.D. at the University of Louvain, in Belgium, in 1921 and received his degree on July 13, 1923 with distinction. At this time he was invited to work for a rare postdoctoral degree, the 'agrege,' by passing a public examination and publishing a distinguished book. For this degree he turned his doctoral dissertation into a book entitled, "God and Intelligence in Modern Philosophy: A Critical Study in the Light of the Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas," and passed the public exam in 1925. He received the 'agrege' on July 16, 1925, the first American to receive this degree and which qualified him to teach at Louvain.

In April 1926 Sheen was appointed to the Chair of Apologetics in the School of Sacred Sciences at The Catholic University of America (CUA) and taught there for a decade before he transferred to the School of Philosophy in 1935. During these early years at the university, Sheen began the work that would make him internationally famous throughout the twentieth century - public speaking and preaching. In 1928 he was already broadcasting his Lenten sermons on the radio, and by 1930 he was asked to be a guest speaker on the new 'Catholic Hour' radio broadcast that was sponsored by the National Council of Catholic Men (NCCM) in order to spread a better understanding of the Church, her doctrines, and to promote friendly relations between different religions. He became a regular speaker on the 'Catholic Hour' until 1952.

During this time there were several topics that keenly interested Sheen: the preservation of the Church through the fight against a liberal Christianity that would turn the focus of religion away from God and the preservation of American democracy through the fight against communism. He promoted these issues by continuing his busy, packed speaking schedule, publishing works for both a scholarly and common audience, and undertaking a program of evangelism towards anyone who expressed interest, from the famous such as the actress Loretta Young and the congresswoman Claire Boothe Luce, to hundreds of average people whose names are largely unknown.

Partly because of these qualifications, Sheen was named the national director of the Pontifical Mission Aid Societies in the United States and auxiliary bishop in New York at the behest of Cardinal Spellman, the archbishop of New York. With this appointment, Sheen resigned from the faculty of CUA. This mission was one of the largest sources of funds for the Vatican missions, and under Sheen's guidance as director donations from America drastically increased.

From his new home base in New York City, Sheen developed the program 'Life is Worth Living' with some local producers in 1952, and the DuMont Network eventually carried the show on national television. Americans were drawn to the charismatic bishop who appeared on screen in his full Episcopal regalia and his message of Christian hope. The program became the one of the most popular shows on television. Sheen challenged comedian Milton Berle for viewers and drove Frank Sinatra off the air. The show was so popular and the public's faith in him so high that Sheen routinely appeared on the AP's yearly list of most trusted people in America during the 1950s.

In his capacity as director of the Mission Aid Society, and probably also as a result of his well-regarded philosophical teachings and preaching, Sheen was named by Pope John XXIII to the Second Vatican Council's Commission on Missions shortly after the council began, the only American on that commission. Sheen was very supportive of the document on missions, especially regarding statements on the church and the poor and social justice. In an official statement at the council, Sheen called for cooperation between Catholics and Protestants regarding social justice, he spoke out against anti-Semitism, and supported the document on religious liberty.

Pope Paul VI named Sheen as the bishop of Rochester on October 26, 1966. This appointment was a surprise to many, as Sheen had limited administrative experience and no real parish experience. This appointment may have been the result of growing tension between Spellman and Sheen over how the Pontifical Mission funds were to be handled and as the natural result of two such commanding presences sharing the same space. Nevertheless, Sheen accepted his appointment gracefully and promised to implement the new Vatican II reforms immediately in his diocese. His time in Rochester, however, was marked by conflict. The laity of the diocese had very real needs, both spiritual and material, but Sheen's implementation of reform did not always address these needs. Sheen often did not consult with his priests on diocesan decisions and so the laity, as well as many of the priests, found themselves distanced from their bishop. In 1969, after less than three years as bishop, Pope Paul VI accepted Sheen's resignation from the diocese of Rochester.

Sheen returned to New York City where he lived for the rest of his life. He became the first bishop to speak out against the Vietnam War, and maintained support of the pope's controversial 'Humanae Vitae.' He continued to maintain close relationships with those he had befriended and helped to convert over the years, as well as keeping up with a busy writing and speaking schedule. By the end of his life, he had published sixty-six books and sixty-two booklets, pamphlets and printed radio talks. Sheen died on December 9, 1979 before the Blessed Sacrament and was buried in St. Patrick's Cathedral beneath the altar.

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Scope and Contents

The Fulton Sheen collection is divided into three series. The first series consists of philosophy notes taken while he was a student at the University of Louvain in the 1920s, several booklets by Sheen from the Catholic Hour radio series, a booklet by Sheen entitled "What Can I Do?" and translated into Braille, many published speeches, and some press clippings about Sheen that range from 1930 until 1985, six years after Sheen died.

The second series consists of Sheen's documents from the Commission on Missions, the Vatican II commission that developed the decree "Ad Gentes," (known by the working title "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae" throughout the council). There were five chapters to "De Activitate…" The first was concerned with doctrinal principles, the second was on missionary work, the third on missionaries themselves, the fourth on organization of missionary activity, and the fifth on cooperation between the missionaries and those they were ministering to. The materials in the series consist mainly of unpublished documents that reflect the development of this decree until its approval on December 7, 1965. There are many handwritten notes and annotations made by Bishop Sheen that reflect his thoughts and observations on this decree and his contribution to its development.

The third series consists of the two bound volumes of documents and related material created to advance the cause of his canonization. This set was number ten of the one hundred created, certified by Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of Peoria and President of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation, and presented to John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, in 2012.

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Arrangement

The Fulton J. Sheen - Vatican II Council Collection consists of 3 series:




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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None on the first four boxes, however, the Archives reserves the right to limit or prohit access if necessary to the Positio volumes in box 5.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The acquisition of the first series appears to have occurred over many decades. The philosophy notes from Louvain were donated by Sheen to The Catholic University of America (CUA) in 1946, while he was a professor at the University. The provenance of the remainder of the first series is unclear, but most likely the remaining publications were donated by Sheen, and those regarding his death were collected by the archivist. Regarding the second series, shortly before the end of the Second Vatican Council in December 1965, the CUA Board of Trustees approved the proposal of Bishop Primeau and Reverend Dr. Trisco of CUA for the establishment of a collection that would contain the papers and other documents pertaining to Vatican II of American participants for the use of qualified students and scholars. Bishop Sheen sent his collection of notes to CUA while he was still the bishop of Rochester. The third series entails two bound volumes of documents created to support canonization efforts. This set was number ten of one hundred created, certified by Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of Peoria and President of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation, and presented to John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, in 2012. Archbishop Myers in turn donated the volumes to President John Garvey of CUA in November 2012, which in turn was transferred to the CUA archives in March 2014.

Processing Information

Processing completed in 2010 by Mary Zito, with contributions by Joshua Sakolsky in 1996-1997. EAD markup completed in 2010 by Mary Zito. Revised by W. J. Shepherd in 2014. Collection digitized in Fall 2015 under direction of Paul Kelly; digital archival object links added to finding aid in Spring 2016 by Paul Kelly.

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Related Material

American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives:

Bassett, William, Vatican Council II Collection

Binz, Leo, Vatican Council II Collection

Caporale, Rocco - Vatican Council II Collection

Fenton, Joseph C. Diaries

Haas, Francis J. Papers

Hallinan, Paul J., Vatican Council II Collection

Helmsing, Charles - Vatican Council II Collection

Ligutti, Luigi, Vatican Council II Collection

Mohler, Bruce M. Papers

National Council of Catholic Men Records

Norris, James J., Vatican Council II Collection

O'Boyle, Patrick - Vatican Council II Collection

O'Connor, Martin John Papers

Peter, Val J. - Vatican Council II Collection

Primeau, Ernest, Vatican Council II Collection

Shahan, Thomas J. Papers

Skehan, Patrick W. Papers

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the Archdiocese of Washington Records

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Office of the General Secretary Records

Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation

Website

Library of Congress:

NBC Broadcast Radio Archives

St. Bernard Seminary, Rochester, New York

Fulton J. Sheen Company

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Persons:
Sheen, Fulton J. (Fulton John), 1895-1979

Organizations:
Catholic Church. Diocese of Rochester(N.Y.)
Catholic University of America
New York (Archdiocese)
Universite Catholique de Louvain
Vatican Council (2nd: 1962-1965)

Places:
Rochester (N.Y.)
Rome (Italy)

Subjects:
Catholic Hour (Radio program)
Life is Worth Living (Television program)
Vatican Council (2nd: 1962-1965). Decretum de activitate missionali ecclesiae


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Select Bibliography

A Personal Collection from a Public Priest

Experts Approve Fulton Sheen Miracle

MacDonald, Shane. 'Are there any CUA Saints?- A Crash Course in Canonization,' The Archivist's Nook, September 24, 2015.

Mazzenga, Maria. 'On 1952 Television's Man of the Year,' The Archivist's Nook, July 14, 2016.

Reeves, Thomas. America's Bishop: The Life and Times of Fulton J. Sheen. San Francisco: Encounter Books, 2001.

Sheen, Fulton J. Communism and the Conscience of the West. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1948.

Sheen, Fulton J. God and Intelligence in Modern Philosophy: A Critical Study in Light of the Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas," intro. by G.K. Chesterton, London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1925.

Sheen, Fulton J. Life is Worth Living. New York: McGraw Hill, 1953.

Sheen, Fulton J. Missions and the World Crisis. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Co., 1963.

Sheen, Fulton J. Treasure in Clay: The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1980.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Miscellaneous Files, 1923-1985, n.d. (1 Box)
This series consists of philosophy notes taken while Sheen was a student at the University of Louvain in the 1920s, several booklets authored by him from the Catholic Hour radio broadcasts, a booklet by Sheen entitled "What Can I Do?" and translated into Braille, many published speeches, and some press clippings about Sheen that range from 1930 until 1985, six years after he died.
Box Folder
1 1 'Pragmatism,' n.d.
        Document
        Sheen's notes on the concept of pragmatism. A small brown notebook with 'Pragmatism' written on the front cover. Document in English.
  2 'Logic,' n.d.
        Document
        Small brown notebook. Inside cover labeled, 'Rev. F.J. Sheen, college du St. Esprit, 40 Rue de (intelligible). First page of notes entitled 'Logique.' Document in French.
  3 'Theodicy,' 1923
        Document
        Small brown notebook. First right hand page labeled 'Theodicee.' Document in French.
  4 'Introduction to Philosophy,' n.d.
        Document
        A small brown notebook with 'Introduction to Philosophy' on the cover. Besides cover, document in French.
  5 Miscellaneous philosophy notes, n.d.
        Document
        A small brown notebook with '4th system' the title of the first page. Document in English.
  6 Miscellaneous Philosophy notes, n.d.
        Document
        A small brown notebook. Notes seem to be about philosophy of knowledge. Document in English.
  7 'Metaphysics, 3rd Year,' n.d.
        Document
        A small brown notebook with 'Metaphysique 3rd annee' written on the first page. Document in French.
  8 Catholic Hour Booklets, January 1-February 19, 1939
        Document
        Document in English.
  9 Catholic Hour Booklets, December 21, 1941-April 21, 1946
        Document
        Documents in English.
  10 Catholic Hour Booklets, January 26, 1947-March 28, 1948.
        Document
        Documents in English.
  11 Catholic Hour Miscellany, 1950-59.
        Document
        Documents in English.
  12 "What Can I Do?," Braille copy of work by Sheen, Sheen's copy, 1941
        Work in Braille.
  13 Miscellaneous Publications, mid-twentieth century.
        Document
        Sample of Sheen's work. Documents in English.
  14 Miscellaneous Speeches and Addresses, mid-twentieth century.
        Document
        Sample of Sheen's work, including English copy of "What Can I Do?" and copy of speech at 1953 FBI graduation.
  15 News Clippings, 1930-1939.
        Document
        Clippings by or about Sheen. Documents in English.
  16 News Clippings, 1940-1949.
        Document
        Clippings by or about Sheen. Documents in English.
  17 News Clippings, 1950-1959.
        Document
        Clippings by or about Sheen. Documents in English.
  18 News Clippings, 1970-1979.
        Document
        Clippings about Sheen. Documents in English.
  19 News Clippings, 1980-1985
        Document
        Clippings about Sheen. Documents in English.
                       
Series 2: Vatican II Papers, 1964-1965, n.d. (3 boxes)
The second series consists of documents from the Commission on Missions, the Vatican II commission that developed the decree 'Ad Gentes,' (known by the working title "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae" throughout the council). The materials consist mostly of unpublished documents that reflect the development of this decree. There are many personal and handwritten notes made by Bishop Sheen that reflect his thoughts and observations on this decree and his contribution to its development.
Box Folder
2 1 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations and Reactions to draft of the schema of the decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," 1964.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  2 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations and Reports on drat of the schema of the decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," cont., 1964.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  3 Commissio Conciliaris: Bishop Sheen's Observations and Thoughts on purpose of 'Mission' within the Church, n.d.
        Document
        Documents in English.
  4 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations by Bishop Sheen to Caput 5 - De Cooperatione, 1965.
        Document
        Documents in English. Includes handwritten notes and notations.
  5 Commissio Conciliaris: Bishop Sheen's suggestions and proposed changes to schema, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," February, 1965.
        Document
        Documents in English. Includes handwritten notes and notations.
  6 Commissio Conciliaris: Summary of Bishops' Interventions on "De Missionibus," n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  7 Commissio Conciliaris: Bishop Sheen's Observations on "De Missionibus," and on "Stewardship," 1965.
        Document
        Documents in English. Includes handwritten notes.
  8 Commissio Conciliaris: Individual Drafts of Chapter 1-5 of the schema of the decree, "De Activitate..." with Bishop Sheen's changes and observations, n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin. Includes handwritten annotations.
  9 Commissio Conciliaris: Schema of the Decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," with the program for the proposed agenda for March 22-27, n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  10 Commissio Conciliaris: Pages from L'Osservatore Romano, November 7, 9, and 10, 1964
        Documents in Italian.
  11 Commissio Conciliaris: Relatio on the proposed schema, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," 1964
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  12 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations by Bishop Sheen on missions sent to Commission, final session of the Commission, n.d., but most likely 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin. Handwritten note that document was sent to Commission in the final session.
  13 Commissio Conciliaris: Drafts of Bishop Sheen's Observations on Caput 5, n. 41-42 of decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," n.d.
        Document
        Documents in English. Consists entirely of handwritten notes.
  14 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations regarding schema, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," by Bishop Sheen, November, 1964.
        Document
        Documents in Latin.
  15 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations on schema, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," by Bishop Sheen, 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  16 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations on "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  17 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations on "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," cont., n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
Box Folder
3 1 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations and Emendations proposed by various Church leaders to "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," 1965.
        Document
        Documents in French and Latin.
  2 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations and Emendations proposed by vatious Church leaders to "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," cont., 1965.
        Document
        Documents in French and Latin.
  3 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations and Emendations proposed by vatious Church leaders to "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," cont., 1965.
        Document
        Documents in Italian and Latin.
  4 Commissio Conciliaris: "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," given in the public session on December 7, 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin. With Sheen's annotations.
  5 Commissio Conciliaris: Schema of the decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin. With Sheen's annotations.
  6 Commissio Conciliaris: Schema of the decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," modi proposed by the council fathers and examined by the Commission on Missions, 1965
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  7 Commissio Conciliaris: Schema of the decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae: Corrected Text and Relationes," 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin. With annotations.
  8 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations on the schema of the decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," pg. 1-82, n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin. With Sheen's annotations; annotations indexed on orange folder.
  9 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations regarding schema of the decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," pg. 1-65, June 28, September 11, 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin. With Sheen's annotations; annotations indexed on grey folder.
  10 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations to schema of the decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," pg. 1-143, 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin. With Sheen's annotations; annotations indexed on orange folder.
  11 Conciliaris: Observations to schema of the decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," cont. pg. 144-219, 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin. With Sheen's annotations; annotations indexed on orange folder.
  12 Commissio Conciliaris: Report and proposed additions and elaborations to schema of the decree "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae" compiled by members of the commission present - De Missionibus, 1965
        Document
        Document in Latin. With annotations.
Box Folder
4 1 Commissio Conciliaris: Model of Organization of the Austrian National Council, n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  2 Commissio Conciliaris: Last Modi presented to Council and considered in Commission, 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  3 Commissio Conciliaris: Copy of Observations on "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," sent by Mons. Pericle Felici to Mons. Saverio Paventi, 1965.
        Document
        Document in Italian and Latin.
  4 Commissio Conciliaris: Members of the subcommission for the Commission, "De Missionibus," n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  5 Commissio Conciliaris: Exit votes, Chapter VI 'De Cooperatione,' 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  6 Commisio Conciliaris: Handwritten tally of votes by Bishop Sheen, n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  7 Commissio Conciliaris: Exit Votes, Chapter V ' De Ordinatione Activitate Missionalis,' 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  8 Commissio Conciliaris: Exit votes concerning all of Chatper IV, 1965
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  9 Commissio Conciliaris: Exit Votes, Chapter III 'De Ecclesiis Particularibus,' 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  10 Commissio Conciliaris: Expensio Modorum pertaining to the Prologue and Chapter I, n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  11 Commissio Conciliaris: Exit Votes, Chapter II 'De Ipso Opere Missionali,' 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  12 Commissio Conciliaris: Sheen's Observations on the schema, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  13 "On the title 'Congregation on the Propagation of the Faith," n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  14 Commissio Conciliaris: Emendation, Chapter V 'De Cooperatione;' proposed by Fr. Geraldo Mahon, n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  15 Commissio Conciliaris: Items to be noted, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  16 Commissio Conciliaris: "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae;" recognized edition of the proposed schema, Typ. Pol. Vat., 1964.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  17 Commissio Conciliaris: Recognized edition of our text of the emended schema, "De Missionibus," 1964.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  18 Commissio Conciliaris: Questions, Annotation, and Additions to "De Missionibus," n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  19 Commissio Conciliaris: Relatio on the schema of the decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," by P. Joannes Schutte, Sup. Gen. S.V.D., n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  20 Commissio Conciliaris: Emended text n. 3-6 "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," 1965.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  21 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations on schema "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," listed systematically, n.d.
        Document
        Document in French.
  22 Commissio Conciliaris: Lists of members sitting on Commission on Missions, n.d.
        Document
        Documents in English and Italian.
  23 Commissio Conciliaris: Names and Titles of Fathers who are found in Fasciculis 4-8, n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  24 Commissio Conciliaris: Names and Titles of Fathers found under numbers 60-70, 74-76, and 79, n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  25 Commissio Conciliaris: Schema on "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  26 Commissio Conciliaris: "Draft on Propositions on the Church's Missionary Activity," n.d.
        Document
        Document in English.
  27 Commissio Conciliaris: Commentary on proposed schema "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," 1964; Corrected text of the schema of the decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae, n.d.
        Document
        Documents in Latin.
  28 Commissio Conciliaris: Schema, "On the Church's Missionary Activity," n.d.
        Document
        Document in English.
  29 Commissio Conciliaris: Summary of Contents of the schema of the decree, "The Church's Missionary Activity," n.d., but after January 1965.
        Document
        Document in English.
  30 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations given to Council Fathers regarding "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," p. 77-138 with pages torn out, n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  31 Commissio Conciliaris: Collection of various observations/proposals re: Chapter 1-5 of the schema of the decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin.
  32 Commissio Conciliaris: Observations on the schema of the decree, "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae," n.d.
        Document
        Document in Latin. With annotations; annotations indexed on orange folder.
                       
Series 3: Positio, 2011 (1 Box)
Two-volume edition, certified copy number 10, of the Posito promoting Sheen's cause for canonization.
Box Folder
5   Beatificationis et Canonizationis Servi Dei Fultonii Ioannis Sheen Archiepiscopi Titularis Neoportensis Episcopi Roffensis in America (1895-1979) Positio Super Vita, Virtutibus et Fama Sanctitatis Vol. 1, 2011
        Bound volume in cover case
    Beatificationis et Canonizationis Servi Dei Fultonii Ioannis Sheen Archiepiscopi Titularis Neoportensis Episcopi Roffensis in America (1895-1979) Positio Super Vita, Virtutibus et Fama Sanctitatis Vol. 2, 2011
        Bound volume in cover case

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Select Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Miscellaneous Files, 1923-1985, n.d.

Series 2: Vatican II Papers, 1964-1965, n.d.

Series 3: Positio, 2011

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