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The Cause Moves Forward

Roman church officials have renewed formal contact with the nonprofit Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation and its local co-founder, Gregg Ladd of Highland.

In a Jan. 23 letter, Roman Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for Sainthood Causes, wrote that the Vatican’s internal inquisition regarding Sheen’s vices and virtues has been given holy confirmation to proceed to the next step.

“Exploring his background, we find him excellent …” Martins wrote.

Ladd, lay director of Sheen’s cause, said he’s been in contact with sources close to the Vatican informing him that the cause is moving at a faster pace than expected.

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