NEW YORK A surprise raid occurred in the early hours today as a failed attempt was made to retrieve the body of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen from a crypt under St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
The conflict between Illinois Bishop Daniel Jenky and Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York came into public view on September 3, when Bishop Jenky issued a statement that the Cause for Sheen’s beatification and canonization had for the foreseeable future been suspended.
An agreement with the Cardinal Egan the previous Archbishop of New York seems to have been put aside. According to a news release by the Archdiocese of Peoria on September 5th.
On June 27, 2014, the Diocese of Peoria received the most recent communication from the Archdiocese of New York. This letter from its lawyer definitively stated that it would never allow the examination of the body, the securing of relics or the transfer of the body.
An anonymous source within the Archdiocese informed us that it was after the serious insult of this letter that plans were put into motion to retrieve the body of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen “one way or another.” It was then that the daring raid on the crypt under St. Patrick’s Cathedral was planned out and authorized. So far it is unknown if the Archbishop was aware of this plot or if it was the result of a loose canon lawyer or monsignor acting on their own.
Unfortunately unknown to the Archdiocese of Peoria was that Cardinal Dolan had previously worked out an agreement with the U.S. vicar of the Prelature of Opus Dei Monsignor Thomas G. Bohlin for the use of specially trained Opus Dei agents as guards of the crypt. While these personnel are not monks it alleged they are very pale, possibly being albinos. They disrupted the raid conducted by two priests and a group of Archbishop Sheen enthusiasts. When questioned by authorities they refused to answer any questions unless given a chalkboard. One policeman said that when he heard the confession of one of the perpetrators it was “like being stoned to death with popcorn.”
While inter-diocesan fighting is unlikely to breakout, collegiality seems to have taken a hit. So far no statement regarding this raid has been release from either diocese. When we reached out to both diocese we were told “no comment”.
See Dolan, Jenky To Settle Dispute Over Sheen Remains In Octagon for further developments.
((( So far no statement regarding this raid has been release from either diocese. When we reached out to both diocese we were told “no comment”.)))
Jeff CNN is finally needed to check out your blog…
WHAT! WHAT! WHAT? I KID YA NOT! “CHRIST NEEDED NOW!”…
Fine! For those who chose to “Live back words” “NOW NEED CHRIST”…
Come on Fred! “I” mean Jeff, if YA don’t believe “ME”, “ME” and “ME”, just check this out below…
Jeff! Like I said, If they really need to check a body that badly, they simply need to go Below…
Go figure brothers and sisters in Christ these days?…
Thanks for the patience Jeff…lol
I heard Jenky said he would get the body “with or without Congress”…
With or without congress? Does that mean he will resort to necrophilia? (or even IRONY?)
was it buttered popcorn?
You have to be joking sounds like a bad Dań Brown novel. Surely two Cardinals are not fighting over the Body of Fulton Sheen. . Have they seriously Nothing better to do. The sex scandals etc. They are Putting our church into ridicule
Wrangling over good Bishop Sheen’s body I could understand in a legal sense, but if it is really coming done to two Cardinals, preferably with fitting hats and pantaloons, grappling on the floor of St.Patrick’s… words fail me. And this is a book that Ding-dong Brown SHOULD write, it’d be flying off the shelves.