This ended up being a very big news week.
On this week’s World Over we covered the shocking halt of Bishop Fulton Sheen’s cause of canonization, the menace of ISIS in the Middle East, and much more.
Our interview segments with Walid Phares, Col. Allen West and David Lazer delved into the threats ISIS presents to the world and explores whether it is time to establish a refuge for Christians and minorities in Iraq.
In the final segment we talked with children’s author Kate DiCamillo.
Di Camillo has sold over 20 million copies of her works including: Because of Winn Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
She speaks about the origins of her work and offers some literacy tips to parents. The link to the whole show is below. I encourage you to pass it along to your friends and family.
Here is some further reading about the curious case of Bishop Sheen’s cause.
The two dioceses involved issued dueling press releases this week.
Bishop Daniel Jenky on the suspension of the Cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen—a tug of war between dioceses?
And the Archdiocese of New York responds:
Finally a couple of Mothers… this week was Blessed Mother Teresa’s feast day.
Here is a word to the wise from the Saint of the slums written to President George Bush and Saddam Hussein in 1991:
"Please choose the way of peace... In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause.” -Mother Teresa
And here is a piece I wrote about my dear Mother Angelica on the occasion of her 70th year in religious life. It is worth reading:
Next Wednesday night, I will be joining Father Mitch Pacwa on EWTN Live to discuss an all new show and some other surprises.
Then I’ll be with Joy and Jim Pinto for their new daytime live show on Thursday.
On the World Over next week: Harry Connick Jr. and clergy from Iraq with first hand accounts of the persecution of minorities there.
Be sure to watch and thank you for being here.
You are so appreciated.