Sheen is about to be beatified by the Vatican-- a step toward Sainthood. The Beatification Ceremony will take place in Peoria since Peoria's Bishop Daniel Jenky was the Promoter for the Cause of Sainthood for Sheen. According to the New York Times, New York church officials object to moving the remains, saying that it was Sheen's personal wish to be permanently buried beneath the high altar of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. They are apparently willing however to allow Sheen's remains to be moved temporarily to Peoria for the Beatification Ceremony, but then returned to New York. The complaint (full text attached to press release) in Cunningham v. Trustees of St. Patrick's Cathedral, (Sup. Ct. NY County, filed 6/13/2016), contends that:
if Archbishop Sheen knew during his lifetime that he would be declared a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church that it would have been his wish that his remains be interred in St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria.... St. Mary's was the church he attended with his family as a youth and where he made his first Holy Communion.(See prior related posting.) As an aside, perhaps reflecting a deficient spell check program, the complaint (as opposed to the press release attached to it) consistently refers to Sheen's upcoming "Beautification" rather than "Beatification."