Saturday, November 25, 2017

Fr. Fulton J. Sheen’s radio sermon ‘Signs of Our Times’

 A radio sermon by Fr. Sheen delivered on January 26, 1947

Thanks to Andrew Guernsey who posted this radio sermon and scanned the two transcripts below to his youtube channel.

  • Expanded radio address in transcript printed in ‘Signs of Our Times’, in Light Your Lamps, 8th ed., pp. 5-17. (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1958): (click here)
  • Also included in Fulton J. Sheen, 'Communism and the Conscience of the West' (Bobbs-Merril Company, Indianapolis, 1948), see pp. 22-25 (scanned original): (click here)

More from Bp. Fulton Sheen:


  1. "allow pagan practices such as divorce and remarriage to creep into
    the family." [Sheen said that in 1958 (page 39 from your link) so I guess 60 years later pagan practices have overtaken the Christian family and the Church and the spirit of the world now rules--as no doubt VC2 intended--seems Sheen must have been aware what was afoot.]

    Full(er) quote: "The second reason why a crisis must come is in order to prevent a false identification of the Church and the world. Our Lord intended that His followers should be different in spirit from those who were not His followers. "I have taken you out
    of the world, therefore the world hateth you." (John 15: 19)
    Though this is the Divine intent, it is unfortunately true that the
    line of demarcation between the followers of Christ and those
    who are not is often blotted out. Instead of black and white,
    there is only a blur. Mediocrity and compromise characterize
    the lives of many Christians. Many read the same novels as
    modern pagans, educate their children in the same godless way,
    listen to the same commentators who have no other standard
    than judging today by yesterday and tomorrow by today, allow
    pagan practices such as divorce and remarriage to creep into
    the family."

  2. Pius XII had violated the Council of Trent numerous times by 1958.
    This radio address is somewhat unique in that this time (1958) is when Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was practiced perfectly yet Holy Commnion fast & Holy Week we're blasphemed and destroyed.

  3. He speaks of all religions,people to follow their consciousness
    for peace....wrong...pre ecumenical thought,bless him but he followed JP2....the demons antipope.

  4. I have read this sermon often. To hear the actual version is quite a shock. The good Sheen had quite a gift and he didn't even kiss the Blarney Stone. God love him.