Sheen and Buckley

From a 1971 episode of Firing Line, Bishop Sheen and William F. Buckley.  This is one of over 375 episodes of Firing Line now made available on YouTube by the Hoover Institute at Stanford.

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  1. This is one of over 375 episodes of Firing Line now made available on YouTube by the Hoover Institute at Stanford.

    zips over to ‘fave’ the list

  2. That was crazy. It was like watching two mature adults who might not agree about everything having a grown up discussion. Reminds me of when my boys saw a replay of the second 1984 debate between Reagan and Mondale. They were stunned at how everyone behaved, the substance of the questions, and the substance of the answers. A different world.

  3. They were stunned at how everyone behaved, the substance of the questions, and the substance of the answers. A different world.

    Around that time, it was noted that television news in 1968 broadcast an exchange between Edmund Muskie and a protestor that ran on for more than a minute, but that television quoting public officials typically made use of ‘soundbites’ that lasted a median of 9 seconds. Political discourse was already considered to have entered a decadent phase, and broadcasting was considered the culprit.

  4. I found the comments made around the 36:00 minute mark to be very disturbing. He (Bishop Sheen) openly talks about bringing the world into the Church. He starts to sound like a Church of Nice advocate. He calls excommunication rigid, and lauds compassion in a way that I would expect from a modernist.

  5. Thank you for the Buckley info. Bishop Sheen was my fav. I have a VHS tape of Bishop Sheen offering and then commenting on the Tridentine Mass. He loved it! I bet he’d be a traditionalist today!

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