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Documentary on Archbishop Fulton Sheen comes to the silver screen

It shows Archbishop Sheen?s compassion toward the sick, love for the priesthood, and charm as a public speaker.He was ordained a priest in 1919 in Illinois and was later Auxiliary Bishop of New York and Bishop of Rochester. He died in 1979 at the age of 84. He was found before the Eucharist in his private chapel.The film is currently being shown in pre-release screenings across the US as part of an effort to raise awareness of the archbishop whose cause for sainthood is underway.Lisa WheelerExecutive Vice President, The Maximus Group“We’ll be reintroducing and introducing the life of Fulton Sheen to hopefully thousands of people and by doing this effort, this will help further the cause for canonization. A cause for canonization is often marked by the amount of awareness and support that one gets from the community.” The cause for Archbishop Fulton Sheen?s beatification and canonization was opened in 2002.The archbishop currently holds the title of Servant of God while the Church examines the life and works of this writer, missionary, teacher and TV host.He presented his powerful message of evangelization with humor and wit and was well-received both on and off the air.As a speaker he drew crowds of up to 10,000 and his TV show “Life is Worth Living” had 30 million viewers a week.He even caught the attention of Pope John Paul II, who learned English by listening to his shows.Lisa WheelerExecutive Vice President, The Maximus Group“If he becomes a saint he’ll be the first American bishop saint and the first saint to have been a major media personality and won an Emmy for his work in communications.”The documentary shows footage from his TV show as well anecdotes from close friends and ; people who were touched by his life.“Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Servant of All” will be released on DVD to the general public during the 2010 holiday season.ISGdPAA-BN-