An interview with Al Smith, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Mission Society of Canada
Of all the words in modernity’s vocabulary, few are more misunderstood than love. In such confusion, many people have found clarity and solace in the wisdom of Ven. Fulton J. Sheen. With his academic and spiritual background, Bishop Sheen still has much to teach us about the meaning of the word love.
Today’s guest, Allan Smith, is the editor of four bestselling Fulton J. Sheen Anthologies, including the recent book, The Greatest Commandment: A Fulton Sheen Anthology on Love. Mr. Smith considers Fulton Sheen to be a “life coach” for our confused world and we discuss the TV bishop’s sobering views on love and friendship. We also discuss Sheen’s insights into how we can fulfill Christ’s command to love our neighbor as ourselves.
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Articles & Resources
You can purchase The Greatest Commandment: A Fulton Sheen Anthology on Love at your local Catholic bookstore or online through Sophia Institute Press. You can also find the previous anthologies, The Cries of the Jesus from the Cross: A Fulton Sheen Anthology (2018) and Lord, Teach Us To Pray: A Fulton Sheen Anthology (2020).
You can check out these previous articles and interviews from Al Smith, available here on Catholic Exchange:
- “Fulton J. Sheen’s Lessons on Love & the Greatest Commandment”
- “Every Catholic Home Needs a Good Book on the Sacraments”
- “Fulton J. Sheen: My Guide As I Learn to Pray”
- “What Fulton J. Sheen Can Teach Us About Prayer”
- “Ven. Fulton J. Sheen as a Lenten Guide”
image: adapted image of Bishop Sheen with Abbot Lensing at Subiaco Abbey (Arkansas) and Unknown monks, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons