Throughout his life, Fulton Sheen was renowned as a theologian and philosopher, but was most iconic for being a rarity in the realm of Catholic preaching. As a host on nighttime radio and television programs, “the golden-voiced Fulton J. Sheen, U.S. Catholicism’s famed proselytizer,” had weekly audiences of up to 30 million.

“Communism is an aggressive religion of the species.” – Fulton Sheen

Life Is Worth Living, his first television program, ran for 5 years starting in 1952 and featured Venerable Sheen speaking to the camera and discussing moral issues of the day.

One of his most celebrated sermons, and to some – controversial, was “Communism In America,” given on the last episode of his television show which prophetically addresses our society today.

“Communism in the world is described as a vulture which consumes societies which are already decaying from within. Communism came from the West that forgot God and made man its god. Archbishop Fulton Sheen also chides society for its lack of zeal and explains the role America has as an agent of good.” 

Watch Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s full sermon on “Communism In America” below:

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