Official SSPX position on canonisations?
#11
This came out last week, is this what you're looking for?

http://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/we-v...tions-3956
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#12
Thanks CaptCrunch - I have seen that.
I was wondering if, now that the canonisations have actually happened, the sspx will acknowledge them or deny their validity or take any position beyond what they have already done in strongly criticising them. 
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#13
This contains links to very many articles: A list of doubts on the canonizations

I don't know if there is a single official summary.
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#14
(04-28-2014, 02:43 AM)bkovacs Wrote: Plus the church determines the status of a saint, not individuals. Sad to say!.   
Ultimately, yes, it's the pope, but there are saints who've become canonized as a result of having a popular following among the laity.
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#15
(04-28-2014, 01:03 PM)maldon Wrote: Would be hilarious if the SSPX were to hold as invalid a canonization declared formally by a Pope that they claim is entirely valid, when refuting accusations that they are sedevacantists. Sedes would be laughing their heads off at the charade.

I know that many trad priests are perfectly fine with these canonizations, but I have not heard of an officialy SSPX position. My guess is a response will come, but not immediately. Usually takes a little time.
I've heard of an SSPX whose homily Sunday was on the process of canonizations. I think he concluded this one was doubtfully valid.
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#16
There is a difference between disliking the process and validity.  Also remember that veneration of Saints is optional.  If a person has a problem with a particular saint, then by all means pick another saint.  Now if the Pope walked out one day and declared Hitler a saint, without any formal process, then I think most would not recognize that declaration.  The Pope is not God. 

Once a saint is declared, with proper validity, then that saint should not be denigrated.  St. Augustine was pretty wild and loose guy before he became a holy man.  If we are all judged by the actions we fail at in this life, then none of us are getting to heaven.  Being named a saint does not automatically give assent to everything done during the saint's life nor does it mean that everything they did is worthy of praise.  That is a trap many fall into in modern times.  Remember there are MANY saints in heaven (We hope).  Almost none of them merited direct entry into heaven.

Almost all of us want to be in heaven, we should desire it.  We don't lead perfect and meritorious lives for the most part.

The canonizations of recent past seem very much politically motivated.  Their canonization will be used by many as a way of supporting Vatican II and other areas of current concern.  It is a shame that we can't be happy that a fellow human being has been welcomed into the beatific vision.
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