- Wednesday, March 6, 2024 7:00PM 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
Join us for the New York premiere of the documentary 'Follow That Bishop!'.
Fulton Sheen, a best-selling author and television celebrity, was followed by millions of people worldwide, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under its Director, J. Edgar Hoover.
Produced by Rome Reports TV News Agency, the 28-minute documentary includes exclusive footage shot in Peoria (Illinois) and Rome. It reveals the contents of recently declassified FBI files and sheds new light on the miracle that initiated the process for Fulton Sheen's beatification.
The event will open with a presentation by the Archbishop of New York, His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Following the screening, journalist Mary Shovlain will moderate a discussion, Father John P. Cush; the former archivist from the Archdiocese of New York, Father Michael Morris; Rev. Anthony B. Andreassi; National Director of The Pontifical Mission Societies in the U.S. and the CEO of Rome Reports and co-director of the documentary, Antonio Olivié.
Rev. Anthony B. Andreassi
Rev. Anthony B. Andreassi is the National Director of The Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. In his capacity as National Director, he oversees the U.S. efforts to raise awareness of and gather a Universal Solidarity Fund of support for the Holy Father’s missions throughout Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands, as well as parts of Latin America and Europe. Bishop Fulton Sheen held the same position as National Director of The Pontifical Missions Societies, one of four Pontifical Mission Societies, from 1950 to 1966.
Father John P. Cush, STD
Fr. Cush serves as a full-time Professor of Dogmatic and Fundamental Theology, Director of Seminarian Admissions and Recruitment, and Formation Advisor at Saint Joseph’s Seminary and College in New York. Before that, he served in parochial work and in full-time high school teaching in the Diocese of Brooklyn and had served as Academic Dean/Assistant Vice-Rector and Formation Advisor at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy. Fr. Cush holds a doctorate in sacred theology (STD) from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy in the field of fundamental theology. He had also studied dogmatic theology at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum), Rome, Italy,
on the graduate level.
Fr. Michael Morris
From 2011 to 2016, he was the director of the Archives of the Archdiocese of New York. Father Morris's parochial assignments included parishes in the Bronx and Staten Island, as well as Westchester, and Orange Counties, New York. Father Morris also taught Church History at Saint Joseph's Seminary from 2007 to 2011. Since 2016, Father Morris has served as pastor of Regina Coeli Church, Hyde Park, New York.
Antonio Olivié, Co-Director of Follow That Bishop!
Antonio is the co-director of the documentary. He has been CEO of Rome Reports TV since 2015. This company provides news packages and correspondent services in English and Spanish for TV stations in over 20 countries. He has directed 7 documentaries for Rome Reports and won two “Mirabile Dictu” Awards for “Benedict XVI: In Honor of the Truth” and “John Paul II: Still Alive”. His last work is ‘Follow that Bishop!’, directed in collaboration with Seàn-Patrick Lovett.
Mary Shovlain, Moderator
Mary is the Lead Content Producer for The Good Newsroom, the award-winning digital news platform of the Archdiocese of New York. Before arriving in New York in 2022, Mary lived in Rome, Italy, where she worked as a Public Diplomacy Specialist at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See (Vatican). She began her career in journalism in 2000 working for the English Program at Vatican Radio and later working as a television producer and correspondent for EWTN. Mary holds a graduate degree (STL) in moral theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome), a bachelor’s in theology (STB) from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome), and a master’s in theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio).