Healing of Colombian man could pave way for John Paul II canonization
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Quote:I would also like to use your point to make another point: As you said, canonization is more than a declaration that such-and-such a soul is in Heaven; it is an official endorsement from the Church of that soul’s public life in the faith as a model of heroic virtue that may be imitated (at least in principle) by faithful Catholics without detriment to their spiritual well-being.

Correct. Two of my dad's sisters died, after baptism, before the age of reason. They are in heaven, and can intercede for me and others. However, the Church will not declare them saints, even though they are, because canonization means more than "is said person in heaven?"
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Re: Healing of Colombian man could pave way for John Paul II canonization - by Crusader_Philly - 07-22-2012, 12:36 PM



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