Healing of Colombian man could pave way for John Paul II canonization
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(07-21-2012, 04:59 PM)joe17 Wrote: ...regardless of whether he has obtained the Beatific Vision or not...there is no way that he could be a credible candidate for Catholic sainthood.

Obtaining the Beatific Vision is the definition of sainthood.  In this light, allow me to reword what you said for you:

Quote:Regardless of whether he is a saint...there is no way that he could be a credible candidate for Catholic sainthood.

The Church does not make people saints. The Church recognizes them. Either JPII is in fact a saint, whether or not the Church recognizes it, or he is not, in which case the Church is not capable of recognizing it by canonization. Thus, it seems that what you wanted to say was that, regardless of whether or not JPII is in fact a saint, it would not be prudent to recognize him as such--thus, if he is a saint, we ought to not say so. If this is not your stance, then explain what your stance is. It is important to be careful to say things accurately, lest we spread heresy.

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Re: Healing of Colombian man could pave way for John Paul II canonization - by Beardly - 07-21-2012, 08:28 PM



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