28 September 2011

In the aforementioned interview with Bp. Fabian Bruskewitz, he recounted an anecdote of Abp. Sheen that had me laughing out loud. Back when Bp. Bruskewitz was a priest, he had the good archbishop over for dinner, along with Austrian Cardinal Franz K├Ânig (whose aim was to ensure the peaceful coexistence of communism and the Catholic Church). Apparently the two were going back and forth about the issue, and, according to Bruskewitz, Bp. Sheen was hitting the ball out of the park each time. At one point, the Cardinal said, "I believe communism is preparing the soil for the spread of Christianity in Europe." Without hesitation, Bp. Sheen replied, "Yes, yes, it's the manure... it's the manure..."