Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tomorrow's session of Good Cheer...

...will introduce you to Archbishop Fulton Sheen. If you're not familiar with him, you should be. He was one of the most important figures in Catholicism in the 20th century. Throughout most of the 1950s, at the dawn of television, he hosted an Emmy Award-winning weekly TV show on ABC which did something earth-shattering: gave easy-to-understand explanations of morals and Church teachings. His show, which was basically a sermon in front of a blackboard, was folksy, it was simple, at times it was funny and, above all, it was a huge hit.

Archbishop Sheen died in 1979. He is currently being considered for sainthood. Here is a small taste of his famed television show, "Life is Worth Living":

Remember to come out for Good Cheer and bring your friends. Wednesday night, 7pm at The Library. See you there!