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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 one that … Continue reading

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What is “heroic virtue”?

Recently, the Congregation for Causes of Saints issued the decree concerning the “heroic virtues” of then-Servant of God Paul VI.  The decree has now been promulgated by the Roman Pontiff.  Thus, we may now call Paul VI “Venerable”.
What was at … Continue reading

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Congregation for Saints issued decree on the “heroic virtues” of Pope Paul VI

Apparently on 10 Dec, last, the Congregation for Saints issued the decree concerning the heroic virtues of Servant of God Pope Paul VI.
The decree must be promulgated by His Holiness of Our Lord, Pope Benedict XVI, now gloriously reigning, before … Continue reading

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REVIEW: A Field Guide for the Hero’s Journey. “If you want to be a hero, you can be.”

In another entry I mentioned a new book by Fr. Robert Sirico called A Field Guide for the Hero’s Journey.
US paperback HERE and Kindle HERE.
UK paperback HERE Kindle HERE.
Here is a blurb from the book:
Do you feel like something big is missing from your life? Do … Continue reading

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Fulton Sheen is now “Venerable”

Today the Holy Father authorized the promugation of the decree concerning the “heroic virtues” of now Venerable Fulton J. Sheen.
Also, note the same for the former Prelate of Opus Dei.
From VIS:
Vatican City, (VIS) – Today, during a private audience with … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: A Decree about Heroic Virtues and the extension of a Saint’s cult to the universal Church

The cause for beatification of a Servant of God important for the north-central United States had a big step forward today.
I read in the Bolletino today that His Holiness of our Lord promulgated a decree from the Congregation for the … Continue reading

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Decrees from Cong. for Causes of Saints

It is both inspiring and sobering to read of the decrees about heroic virtues and also about martyrdoms.  Every single one of us are called to the former and some of us may be called to the later.
I … Continue reading

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When Popes get angry.

I found this on Spirit Daily which doesn’t link here nearly often enough
This is an article entitled
Bl. John Paul’s former personal secretary, Stanislaw Card. Dziwisz, now Archbishop of Krakow, spoke of two times the late Pope got angry.
He also revealed … Continue reading

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VENERABLE John Paul II and… by the way…. PIUS XII!!

Blindsided!
The title of "Venerable" is given to those whom Holy Church determined within a reasonable doubt lived a heroic life of virtue.   The Congregation for Causes of Saints examines the documentation presented to make the case that the Servant of … Continue reading

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