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To: Redcitizen

Not yet.

To become a saint, you must first die.

Then there are three steps with miracles involved. Venerable, Blessed and Saint.

Catholic beliefs differ quite a bit from non-Catholic beliefs here.

Hey, do you ever ask anyone to pray for you? To get well? For your children? To find a job?


9 posted on 12/18/2012 8:30:29 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

That is the most wrong explanation of what it takes to be a saint that I have ever read. You are right if you are describing what it takes to be declared a saint by the church. But the church recognizes that anyone who dies without the stain of mortal sin on their soul becomes a saint.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 8:59:54 PM PST by impimp
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To: Salvation
To become a saint, you must first die.

Not according to the bible you don't. Saints are all fellow Christians. Asking them to pray for something does not involve invoking the dead.

26 posted on 12/19/2012 6:45:35 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Salvation
Catholic beliefs differ quite a bit from non-Catholic beliefs here

Catholic beliefs differ quite a bit from God's Way in many things.

34 posted on 12/19/2012 6:26:06 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Salvation; Redcitizen
To become a saint, you must first die.

WRONG as it is against God's Word. God's OWN children already died 'in Christ' here on earth and now HE lives in them. Praying to any other than The Father is idolatry - paganism.

35 posted on 12/19/2012 6:31:54 PM PST by presently no screen name
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