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Brief explanation of “heroic virtue” v. “ordinary virtue” in light of the new path to beatification.

Pope Francis, yesterday, issued a document by which he established a third iter or path for a process of beatification. Hitherto, in processes for beatification, unless one is determined to have been a martyr, it has been necessary for a “Servant … Continue reading

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Pope establishes a new “path” to beatification with new criteria: Offering of Life

UPDATE 12 July 2017: I will not allow this post to be an occasion to bash Pope Francis or to call into question in the combox the processes of the Congregation. ___ Originally Published on: Jul 11, 2017 @ 09:33 The Pope … Continue reading

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Will Pope Francis jump over the regular process and declare Pius XII is a saint?

In related news see my post: REVIEW: Great book of documentary evidence about the Pontificate of Ven. Pius XII From CNA: Pope Francis thinking about declaring Pius XII a saint By Andrea Gagliarducci Vatican City, Jul 31, 2013 / 11:05 … Continue reading

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America Magazine wants dumbed-down path to canonization

From the Jesuit run America Magazine comes this with my emphases and comments. The Universal Call The Editors | SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 Ever since the Second Vatican Council spoke of the “universal call to holiness,” there has been a move … Continue reading

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Dr. Peters on can. 915 and “catholics” who cause scandal and yet receive Communion

The Canonical Defender, Ed Peters, has comments on can. 915, a very important canon which has in the opinion of many been little observed. Go to Dr. Peters page for his bit about Robert Mugabe’s reception of Communion at the … Continue reading

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The Martyrs of Lübeck: 3 priests beatified and a Lutheran minister honored

From CNA: Three priest-martyrs of Nazis beatified in Germany Hamburg, Germany, Jun 25, 2011 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Three Catholic martyrs executed under the Nazi regime were beatified in Germany today, June 25. The event was also noteworthy for … Continue reading

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“Pope Attacks Pathologies of Faith and Reason!” – ANALYSIS

On the site of the American Spectator my friend the great Samuel Gregg, of Acton Institute, has a piece about Pope Benedict which I bring to your attention with my emphases and comments. Benedict XVI: In No One’s Shadow By … Continue reading

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Hans Kung on the Beatification: making irony redundant

The NCFishwrap’s editor is advertising a hit piece in The Irish Times: Hans Kung’s reaction to the Beatification of Bl. John Paul II A sample with my emphases: […] In an interview last weekend with German daily the Frankfurter Rundschau … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for the beatification: “turning back with the strength of a titan – a strength which came to him from God – a tide which appeared irreversible”

The Holy Father’s sermon for the beatification of Bl. John Paul II. Benedict XVI does not do many beatifications.  He has delegated them to others, for the sake of underscoring that a beatification is not an infallible act. We join … Continue reading

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Is there no connection between personal holiness and vocation performance?

Some time ago, the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Causes of Saints said that the beatification of Pope John Paul II was not a judgment about his pontificate. The UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, has some Q&A … Continue reading

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John Paul II – priesthood

I owe this to His Hermeneuticalness and John Paul II. Full disclosure. I was ordained by John Paul II: One of the themes of Pope John Paul II’s pontificate was his insistence on the necessity of the priesthood and his … Continue reading

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Fr. Z in WaPo on John Paul II’s beatification

I have a piece in the Washington Post today at their invitation.  The typo, rather omission, in the second paragraph (as it appears in the online version as I write) is good for my humility. Many argue that John Paul … Continue reading

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QUAERUNTUR: Of several issues, personal and other, with a few rants

I have far too many emails in my box about several points.  I hope with this I can put them to rest. The resignation of Amb. Kmiec.  What do I think? I think what I wrote before about the poor … Continue reading

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L’Osservatore Romano: criticizing the questioners

If you haven’t yet seen this, you will want to hop over and have a look at Sandro Magister‘s always useful place. In this case, Magister presents the back-to-back responses in the Vatican’s semi-official daily L’Osservatore Romano to two theologians … Continue reading

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Sensible examination of the beatification, the Assisi meeting and ecumenism

There is a very smart post over at The Sensible Bond. He deals with the beatification and the Assisi meeting and the important question of what ecumenism is. My usual treatment is applied. Blogging from the geopolitical epicentre of the … Continue reading

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Habeas corpus: The Curious Cause of Bp. Fulton Sheen

From CNA: Peoria diocese restarts Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s beatification cause Peoria, Ill., Jan 27, 2011 / 01:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Peoria has resumed its promotion of Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s cause for beatification despite its dispute with the … Continue reading

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Translating the remains of Bl. John Paul II into the Basilica

The other day Rome Reports posted a video of a screen set up around the altar of Bl. Innocent XI in the Vatican Basilica.  It was immediately assumed that that is where the body of Bl. John Paul II would … Continue reading

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Coincidence by date: 1 May

Concerning the 1 May Beatification of John Paul II. A reader sent the following: May 1st the prayers for Santo Subito will be rejoiced The Universal Church will lift up one of the greatest men of modern times. May 1 … Continue reading

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Observations about the speed of some causes for beatification

In the combox of this blog some people are expressing confusion or dismay about the rapid beatification of Ven. John Paul II. As you know, it was announced that the Beatification will take place on 1 May.  This is just … Continue reading

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Miracle attributed to Ven. John Paul II

Andrea Tornielli reports that yesterday the cardinal and bishop members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints voted to accept a miracle attributed to the intercession of Ven. John Paul II.  This miracle was the healing of a French … Continue reading

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