Sorry for the error. Major bronchial infection is really making my mind like jello.
I love the Saints and saints of our Church. And think it is wonderful that Pope John Paul II of blessed memory added so many names to the Canon of Saints.
I think it is wonderful that Catholic children have some true heroes and heroines to admire. In this culture of death, vice and selfishness, the stories of St. Francis, St Agnes, St. Thomas More, St. Katherine Drexel and all the others give a strong countermeasure.
I hope you feel better soon!
I tell people that the saints are like heroes in a war. Many, many soldiers are heroes, but only a few get all the paperwork done to get a Congressional Medal of Honor. Similarly, "a great multitude whom none could number" are holy souls in Heaven, but only a few get all the paperwork done to be declared "saints" by the Church on earth.
I'm not sure that countermeasures are needed. If anything, we [as a society] could do with more selfishness - but open, triumphant selfishness. For example, it [open selfishness on the part of the taxpayers] could put a speedy end to entitlements.