“Jealousy Is The Tribute Mediocrity Pays To Genius”

11 Sep

The above words were spoken to the Extremely Powerful Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman, by Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen, outside of Venerable Pope Pius XII’s Office in Vatican City in 1957.
For you see, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York gave money to the Society For The Propagation of The Faith for Food and Supplies to the poor around The World. Via phone call to US President Dwight Eisenhower(5 Star General of The Army), the Army planes dropped off the surplus food and supplies. Venerable Pope Pius XII had that information in his hands.
The Pope spoke to both Cardinal Spellman and Bishop Sheen.

Both left the Papal Office. Despite the Papal Words, His Eminence told Bishop Sheen that His Eminence will get even.
Despite the greatly advancing television ratings of Bishop Sheen’s TV show, at the time on ABC in 1957, the show, at Cardinal Spellman’s “Request”, was cancelled. Such was the Power of Cardinal Spellman. For Spellman had complained that the Society of The Propagation of The Faith owed the R C Archdiocese of New York, US$1M.
Later, Bishop Sheen was exiled in 1964 to Rochester, NY on the orders of Cardinal Spellman.

For Francis Cardinal Spellman ran his world of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York like a not so benign dictator. He loved the Limelight and despised anybody else who was also in the Limelight. Spellman thought he was “The Show”, which meant that only he counted. But, Bishop Sheen got things done, which pissed off His Eminence.

We still see Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen in online video sites. We don’t see as many Cardinal Spellman Videos around.

Often, those who truly do what is proper and just and the Project has great results, will often be intensely persecuted by those whose only “Talent” is being connected to other, connected but mediocre people, many of whom are fakers who love the Limelight and party invitations.

Some years ago, two colleagues worked on a system for a City of New York Agency, to actually deliver revenue and justice in the case of violations of The NYC Administrative Code. The original system was a failure. But the two colleagues worked on the system and revenue was produced.
The two colleagues were instead blacklisted because of their Talents, because the “Limelight Lovers”, were proved to be Mediocre, if not downright corrupt. One colleague died and the other is on Disability. Exile is not pretty, but it shows Bishop Sheen’s Axiom, “Jealousy Is The Tribute, Mediocrity Pays To Genius”, to be so true. And one of the Colleagues has produced live internet broadcast video and an Athletic Competition which was seen a few years ago over the website of a European Broadcast Network. The original webcast is still on Dailymotion and people still watch it.

Pray for The Canonization of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen.



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