Follow That Bishop!

07 Mar 2024
5:30 pm


Della Ratta Auditorium in Maloney Hall
620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20064

Join the IHE and The Pontifical Mission Societies for the Washington, DC premiere of the documentary Follow That Bishop! at The Catholic University of America.

Fulton Sheen, prominent member of The Catholic University community for nearly 25 years, 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, Italy. 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 reception, light refreshments, and a screening of the documentary. Following the screening, journalist and Vice President of Marketing and Communications for The Pontifical Mission Societies, Inés San Martín, will moderate a discussion with Thomas Smith, PhD, Professor of Politics and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences; Father Anthony D. Andreassi, PhD, ad interim National Director of The Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States; and Antonio Olivié, CEO of Rome Reports and co-director of the documentary.


  • Antonio Olivié
    Antonio Olivié
    CEO, Rome Reports & Co-Director, Follow That Bishop!
  • Father Anthony D. Andreassi
    Father Anthony D. Andreassi
    Ad Interim National Director, The Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    In February 2024, Rev. Anthony D. Andreassi was appointed as ad interim National Director of The Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. In his capacity of 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.

    He previously served as the provost of the Brooklyn Oratory and the principal of Regis High School in New York City. He holds a doctorate in history from Georgetown University with a concentration on American Catholicism. He is the author of Teach Me to Be Generous: A History of Regis High School in New York City (2014).

  • Thomas Smith
    Thomas Smith
    Professor of Politics and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, The Catholic University of America

    Thomas W. Smith (MA ’88) is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences as well as an Ordinary Professor in the Department of Politics. Winner of several departmental and university-wide teaching awards, he has published in some of the leading journals in the nation, including The American Political Science Review, The Review of Politics, Polis, The Journal of Politics, and Polity. He is the author of Revaluing Ethics: Aristotle’s Dialectical Pedagogy (SUNY Press) and is currently working on a book entitled, Faith in Politics. He and his wife have three children and live in Chevy Chase, MD.

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