In this episode Matthew-Hermann Tague talks to Allan Smith from Bishop Sheen Today about the book ‘Victory Over Vice’ by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.
Victory Over Vice: The Seven Last Words and the Art of Overcoming the Seven Deadly Sins
– Fulton J. Sheen (Paperback)
World-renowned evangelist, Emmy Award winner and New York Times best-selling author Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen presents a collection of engaging sermons, encouraging the reader to understand that the seven deadly sins can be overcome. Throughout this series of talks, Archbishop Sheen will provide some valuable insights on how to overcome the various forms of sin and vice. Using the Seven Last Words spoken by Jesus from the Cross on Calvary as a backdrop, Sheen will address matters concerning various addictions and patterns of habitual sin. He will use his inimitable writing style, with immediacy, yet conveying joy and comfort in the subject matter.These meditations on the Seven Last Words correlated to the seven deadly sins make no pretence to absoluteness. The Words are not necessarily related to the seven deadly sins but they do make convenient points of illustrations. HELP IN OVERCOMING THE SIN OF ANGER Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. HELP IN OVERCOMING THE SIN OF ENVY This day thou shalt be with Me in Paradise. HELP IN OVERCOMING THE SIN OF LUST Woman, behold thy son! (Son) Behold thy mother!HELP IN OVERCOMING THE SIN OF PRIDE My God! My God! Why hast Thou hast abandoned Me. HELP IN OVERCOMING THE SIN OF GLUTTONY I thirst. HELP IN OVERCOMING THE SIN OF SLOTH It is finished. HELP IN OVERCOMING THE SIN OF COVETOUSNESS Father, into Thy Hands, I commend My Spirit.This book has only one aim: to awaken a love for Our Lord and to give the reader an understanding of how the Seven Last Words can be used as a remedy to help one to overcome the seven deadly sins of anger, envy, lust, pride, gluttony, sloth, and covetousness. If it does that in but one soul, its publication has been justified.Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was a man for all seasons.
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