Throughout his life, Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. 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 later two television programs, “the golden-voiced Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen, U.S. Catholicism’s famed proselytizer,” had weekly audiences of up to 30 million.

One of his most celebrated sermons, “Our Lady”, comes from his only family retreat ever recorded on video.

Given in the mid 1970s towards the end of his active life, he speaks to a live audience of all ages: young children, teenagers, and their parents about things that apply to everyone.

“On dark nights we are grateful for the moon: when we see it shining we know there must be a sun. So, in this dark night of the world, when men turned their backs on Him Who is the Light of the World, we look to Mary to guide our feet while we await the sunrise.” – The World’s First Love: Mary, Mother of God

Watch Fulton Sheen’s beautiful sermon below on why women cannot become priests or give homilies:

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