Instruction on Saints’ Causes Due Out Monday

Instruction on Saints’ Causes Due Out Monday
VATICAN CITY, FEB. 13, 2008 (Zenit.org).- "Sanctorum Mater," concerning norms regulating the opening of saints’ causes, will be presented Monday, the Vatican announced today.

The document, from the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, will be presented by the dicastery’s prefect, Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, accompanied by the secretary and under-secretary.

A supplement, "Index Ac Status Causarum," will be presented at the same time.

Cardinal Saraiva Martins, told the Italian ANSA news agency that the document aims to guide bishops "in the new spirit introduced by Benedict XVI."

The new document has "certain instructions on how to proceed in the examination of the admissibility of new cases, and about what to do to concretely begin and carry forward the diocesan phase of the process," Cardinal Saraiva Martins told L’Osservatore Romano last month. "It involves very important innovations, capable of effectively highlighting the theology of the local Church as it was energetically reaffirmed by the Second Vatican Council."

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7 Responses to Instruction on Saints’ Causes Due Out Monday

  1. schoolman says:

    The Benedictine reform seems to be touching just about every part of the Roman Curia. Elsewhere it was reported that various points in the 1983 Code of Canon Law are being studied for revision. We are in the early stages of significant reform.

  2. Jonathan Bennett says:

    What I am curious about is why every change or new instruction must invoke Vatican II. Cannot Rome do anything without mentioning the Council?

  3. Matthew Mattingly says:

    I think that the Vatican keeps either quoting, or re-affirming or just even mentioning Vatican II (ugh!), because they are still in the mindset that it must be re-affirmed, and they want to give the appearance that everything is according to it. Actually, I think it’s rather neurotic to have to constantly mention Vatican II, as if 40 years down the road they are still trying to win it the acceptance of everyone. Just like Benedict XVI mentions John Paul II too often than he should. Just like they’re having a huge conference and commenoration of the 3rd anniversary of JP II’s death. It’s rather sickening, actually. He’s dead. He’s not coming back. He’s not still the Pope reiging from Heaven. He’s gone. He’s history. Time to move on. It’s Benedict XVI now. And hopefully not for 8-10 years, but eventually it’ll be his successor too.
    Just like Vatican II is over. It’s been over 43 years! And they still keep quoting from it, and mentioning it.
    I think we’re going to have to wait until the entire generation of thouse who either participated in Vatican II (and actually 95% of them are dead), were priests or nuns during Vatican II ( and they’re in their 70′s and 80′s now), or were formed in those years of the “Spirit of Vatican II” madness (1964-78) are either dead, or too old to be authorities in the Church. So we have a big chunk of Cardinals, Bishops, priests, brothers, and nuns, and laity from anywhere between 95-50 who are in large part still enbued with the “Spirit of Vatican II”. Most of the most radical die-hard “cheerleaders” for Vatican II are between their mid to late 60′s(Piero Marini), and 80+ years of age.

  4. AlexanderV says:

    “Just like Benedict XVI mentions John Paul II too often than he should. Just like they’re having a huge conference and commenoration of the 3rd anniversary of JP II’s death. It’s rather sickening, actually. He’s dead. He’s not coming back. He’s not still the Pope reiging from Heaven. He’s gone. He’s history. Time to move on.”

    It will be much worse if they canonize him.

  5. Tommy says:

    Actually, B16 has said a LOT (and it’s increasing) w/o quoting JP2, or referencing V2 or speaking of a New Springtime.

  6. Geoffrey says:

    “Just like Benedict XVI mentions John Paul II too often than he should. Just like they’re having a huge conference and commenoration of the 3rd anniversary of JP II’s death. It’s rather sickening, actually. He’s dead. He’s not coming back. He’s not still the Pope reiging from Heaven. He’s gone. He’s history. Time to move on.”

    “It will be much worse if they canonize him.”

    These comments are rather sickening.

  7. Tobias H says:

    “He’s dead. He’s not coming back. (…) He’s gone. He’s history.”

    Perfectly valid comments from a Marxist viewpoint of the human being.