was a Catholic apologist and street-corner speaker originally from Australia. He lived in London from 1926 onward. Unlike many of the other prominent Catholic writers in England at that time Sheed was not a convert, but raised Catholic and of Irish descent. Along with his wife, Maisie Ward
, he founded Sheed & Ward. The couple tend to be linked together in accomplishments. The couple have sometimes been cited as a modern Catholic example of street preaching. His son Wilfrid Sheed
is also a writer.