Healing of Colombian man could pave way for John Paul II canonization
(07-21-2012, 09:59 AM)TraditionalistThomas Wrote:
(07-21-2012, 07:54 AM)SaintSebastian Wrote: As far as I know, at best, all a canonization definitively says with infallible certainty, is that the soul is in Heaven. If you really think that John Paul II was such a bad guy, shouldn't you be relieved that he was saved? Being angry or losing one's faith because someone you didn't think was very good was saved doesn't seem very Christian to me--I'm sure many of us were praying for his salvation (whether we considered him a friend or enemy), why should we be upset that our prayers were answered?

It's got absolutely nothing to do with the man's salvation. It's got everything to do with canonization, which specifically raises up the person as an example of virtue for all Catholics, making the person a model for all Catholics to follow.  That is what is entirely problematic.

Canonization is the Church's proclamation that a soul is in heaven. If JPII is in fact in heaven, and the Church were to infallibly proclaim thus, then who would you be to say that the Church ought not recognize a saint, if JPII is in fact a saint?

Essentially, what I'm saying is you seem more concerned with how things look to us down here than how they actually are in heaven or purgatory or hell. If JPII is in fact in heaven, then, if the Church states as much, I see no excuse for us to complain. If he is not in fact in heaven, then the Church will not canonize him. It's rather simple.

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Re: Healing of Colombian man could pave way for John Paul II canonization - by Beardly - 07-21-2012, 02:00 PM

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