Healing of Colombian man could pave way for John Paul II canonization
One of the reasons that the Church has canonised certain men and women is to provide an example of heroic virtue to the faithful.

Now, let's imagine that the Reign of Antichrist has come and we are obliged by the officers of the Kingdom of Antichrist to offer sacrifice - be it ever so small - before some symbol of the "Son of Perdition".

What do we do? There are probably only a handful among a vast multitude who know that such an act is gravely wrong and who, for that reason, are the object of opprobrium and persecution, even at the hands of their own family members. The 'natural' reasons to sacrifice to Antichrist are overwhelming, not least the saving of our own lives.

So, what examples do we have to sustain us in our refusal to violate the First Commandment? Well, the Saints, of course, who the Church assures us are now in Heaven. But, then, we recall the actions of Saint John Paul II the Great who actively took part in a Voodoo ceremony in Africa and who nevertheless was canonised by Holy Church.

Crowding out our recollection of those Martyrs whom the Church earlier canonised for refusing to take part in pagan worship - or even give the appearance of taking part - we take hope from the example of Saint John Paul II, since he did the same thing and without ever giving a visible sign of repentance the Church has assured us is now in eternal glory, and join the queue to offer sacrifice to great applause...

The fact is: that to canonise a Roman Pontiff who publicly violated the First Commandment and who never gave any outward sign of repentance is scandalous in the strict meaning of that word. It will cause a great many to stumble in the faith and will effectively canonise religious indifference.

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Re: Healing of Colombian man could pave way for John Paul II canonization - by Scotus - 07-22-2012, 04:11 AM

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