Fourth Sunday of Easter
4/25/10 The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Last December at a Mass marking the 30th anniversary of Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s death, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan thanked God for the life of the memorable television and radio personality. Dolan said that while he was a seminarian in Rome he saw a crowd gathered around the famous archbishop. Sheen told the crowd he had come from an audience with Pope Paul VI. Someone asked what the pope had said to him. Sheen blushed and replied, “The Holy Father said, ‘Fulton Sheen, you will have a high place in heaven.’ Someone else asked Sheen what he had replied to the pope. Sheen said, “Your Holiness, would you mind making that an infallible statement?” In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that we are his flock and that he is giving us eternal life, and no one will snatch us out of the Father’s hand. He promised all of us that we will have a high place in heaven.
Deacon Dick Folger