Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen's remains have been transferred from the Archdiocese of New York to Peoria, Illinois, after three years of litigation, clearing the way for the former archbishop's sainthood cause to go forward.

Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria announced today that Sheen's remains had been transferred from St. Patrick Cathedral, New York, to the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Peoria.

"Church law requires that the transfer of the remains of one considered for beatification done without any solemnity," a June 27 release from the diocese explained.

"As a result, the transfer could not be publicized in advance. Also, no liturgical ceremony or public gathering could be held during the transfer. Therefore, the transfer of the remains was done without prior public notice."

Meanwhile, In Peoria, ELDONA

I wondered why Pastor Handrick's congregation gave their altar furnishings to another tiny ELDONA parish. They seem to be abandoning the very large church building he apparently owns and uses as a child care center. 

Now they are going to rent to worship at another Lutheran church locally. The PR department of ELDONA says, "Nothing happened!"