Tuesday, January 18, 2011


That phrase is beginning to get on my nerves. No one can be "MADE A SAINT". There's even on article I read that said Nun repays Pope John Paul II for miracle cure.

Repays? Really?

...Oh and JPII is waiting for that three in a row tick-tack-toe, that hat-trick, triple threat, that third strike, to win the lotto, that Golden Globe and be MADE A SAINT.

So much non-sense.

The Catholic Church by virtue of it's authority and guidance of the Holy Spirit recognizes an individual for their extraordinary saintly life through a process of much scrutiny.

Here's some articles that my clear up some of the ignorance:

Beatification and Canonization

Canonization in the Catholic Church is quite another thing. The Catholic Church canonizes or beatifies only those whose lives have been marked by the exercise of heroic virtue, and only after this has been proved by common repute for sanctity and by conclusive arguments. The chief difference, however, lies in the meaning of the term canonization, the Church seeing in the saints nothing more than friends and servants of God whose holy lives have made them worthy of His special love. She does not pretend to make gods (cf. Eusebius Emisenus, Serm. de S. Rom. M.; Augustine, City of God XXII.10; Cyrill. Alexandr., Contra Jul., lib. VI; Cyprian, De Exhortat. martyr.; Conc. Nic., II, act. 3).


When did the custom of canonizing saints start, and is it true that canonizations are infallible?

Here are excerpts from two articles on canonization of saints; they are taken from (1967):



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