Skip to comments.Vatican Panel Clears John Paul II For Sainthood
Posted on 07/02/2013 3:22:03 PM PDT by Biggirl
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope John Paul II has cleared the final obstacle before being made a saint, awaiting just the final approval from Pope Francis and a date for the ceremony that could come as soon as Dec. 8, a Vatican official and news reports said Tuesday.
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I guess this means I have a chance.
Of course, probably not, as I’ve stuck to my old missal, rubrics and mass for decades now.
Gee. I wonder whatever happened to the Legion of Decency?
the Bible says we believers are ALL saints. Would that make the Catholic appointed saints SUPER SAINTS? Somewhat a little lower than Christ but way above me?
Wow, talk about fast-track!
It does not detract from any other believer.
You’re exactly right.
Rather I see Christian believers as saints-in-learning in this life, that is really what the Bible meant. The Catholic Church means that this saint is home with God.
Saints with a capital “S”.
The Saints with a capital “S” have lives that have been extensively studied. You probably have known some extraordinarily holy people whose lives have not been examined in this formal way. They are still saints and God knows who they are. The “Saints” with a capital “S” are recognized formally so they can inspire us and we can appreciate that God’s grace at work in those who draw near to him.
Don’t worry about whether they are better than you or not. Didn’t God intend us all to be “a little lower than the angels”? We just have to let God lift us up to that place.
Saints [Catholic, Orthodox, Open]
SAINTHOOD 101: Rules for Becoming a Saint [Catholic Caucus]
The Process of Becoming a Saint (Canonization) [Catholic Caucus]
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