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As we’ve seen Bishop Fulton Sheen was prophetic about the problems he foresaw years before they came over the horizon. He was no less so about America in a TV broadcast more than half a century ago.

By Joseph PronechenNational Catholic Register, 7/7/20

Joseph Pronechen is staff writer with the National Catholic Register since 2005 and before that a regular correspondent for the paper. …

Joseph Pronechen“Our nation is too full of those that are crying Down…Down with schools. Down with the churches. Down with teachers. Down with government. Down with the police. Can you build anything down? You cannot!” Archbishop Fulton Sheen exclaimed to his TV audiences about America during his popular TV show in the mid-1960s.

He honed in on the same theme twice — the first time during his mid-1950s telecasts. Although these were over half a century ago, it looks like he was actually doing the broadcast currently in 2020.

It wasn’t the first time Sheen seemed to see what was on the other side of the horizon from what was gaining some footholds in his day. Decades earlier he could foresee what might happen. And tried to reroute people.

“The subject of this telecast is patriotism,” he told his 1960s TV audience.  He titled the talk Quo Vadis, America? He tied the title into the story of Peter fleeing from persecution in Rome. Peter meets the Lord heading the other way and asks, Quo Vadis, Domine — Where are you going, Lord? — who answers, “I am going to Rome.” ….

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