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ASK FATHER: Incorrupt bodies of saints

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hi Father, is it important for a saints body to be incorrupt after death? Does it confirm the person was holy and what does it say about the saints whose bodies are not incorrupt? Thanks! Well, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should we pray for “Servants of God”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We pray with our Necrologium every night during Compline and we have many “Servants of God” along with “Venerables” and “Blesseds” among the dead of our Congregation. I was wondering, do we pray for their souls? … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do martyrs killed in the state of mortal sin go to Heaven?

From a reader: I know that the Church teaches that people that die in a state of mortal sin cannot go to Heaven. However, can martyrs killed in a state of mortal sin still go to Heaven? Excellent question, and … Continue reading

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UPDATE on Thomas Peters, neck broken in accident, and REQUEST for prayers for a miracle

Preamble: Thomas Peter’s broke his neck in a swimming accident.  HERE He has some control of his arms so far.  The well-known canonist Ed Peter’s, Thom’s father, has asked people to invoke the intercession of  Servant of God Fr. Felix Cappello … Continue reading

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This is a typical case of “equivalent canonization”.

About the elevation of St. Hildegard of Bingen the official role of saints of Holy Church.  I wrote about that HERE. I would add that cases of “equivalent canonization” are not exactly “typical” in the sense that they are common. … Continue reading

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