Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Fulton Sheen goes online

From CNA:

Washington DC, Dec. 11, 2006 (CNA) - Thanks to the work of a leading Catholic layman hundreds of classic talks and homilies by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen are now available online and on demand at Fulton Sheen Radio.

Fulton Sheen Radio was recently launched at http://www.fultonsheen.com/. The talks can be downloaded onto computers or mobile devices.

Archbishop Sheen became renowned worldwide for his effective and accessible television programs, which offered faith instruction in the mid-20th century.

Fulton Sheen Radio founder Anthony Buono, who is also the founder of Ave Maria Singles and Road to Cana, said the goal of the website is to make the late archbishop known and accessible to people worldwide.

Buono also hopes the website will be a vehicle to help propagate the cause for the canonization of Archbishop Sheen. He said the archbishop’s talks were instrumental in his coming back to the Catholic faith.

Membership is free and allows for 10 free downloads. VIP members pay $19.95 for unlimited downloads.
While it's slightly unfortunate that you have to pay for it, $20 for unlimited downloads is an absolute pittance for the wealth of teaching offered. As with any business that tries to help Catholics live a more Catholic life, Christians to understand one another better and expose those without the blessing of Christianity to the wellspring of life it offers, I can only hope this succeeds.