Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen on "What's My Line?"

This video is such a joy to watch! Fulton Sheen is in his element here, showing his great sense of humor and ability to laugh.

I am particularly blown away by the profound respect that everyone has for him. The crowd gives him a hearty applause when he is revealed as the mystery guest. The host of the show calls him, "Your Excellency" and tells the great bishop how thankful he is that Sheen is on ABC. He breaks the rules and gives Sheen's cause the maximum amount of money, promising to "add some more to it" as well. The panel is eager to shake his hand and the last lady even kisses his hand.

Such a scene is certainly far removed from our current cultural situation, which makes this video a welcome reprieve.

Pax Christi,


  1. She bows and kisses his Bishop's ring.

  2. Thank you for beautiful to see respect and honor given to a great Catholic priest. What a different time when compared to the video of Fr. Weslin's arrest at ND.

  3. You're right Jeff, thank you.

  4. Dorothy Kilgallen (who kissed his ring) was a Catholic who, at the very least, knew what being Catholic meant.

    My favourite quotation of her is as follows:

    "I don't need a psychiatrist. I'm Catholic."

  5. Thank you for that info! I was trying to figure out what her name was, but I couldn't read the name plate in front of her seat and I couldn't really understand the host when he said her last name.

  6. Thank you for the clip Nick.

  7. wow that was great! what a joy indeed!


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