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To: netmilsmom
The canonization process can't be railroaded.

The time factor is determined by the occurrence of miracles and those are dependent on the will of Almighty God. They occur when God ordains it. There's nothing the Congregation can do to slow or accelerate that process.

Casting doubt on the canonization of one man casts doubt on the process itself. If one canonization is open to question then all are.

8 posted on 11/17/2009 1:13:06 PM PST by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: marshmallow

>>Casting doubt on the canonization of one man casts doubt on the process itself. If one canonization is open to question then all are. <<

I know of many Catholics who have been questioning the “Fast Track” canonizations for a while.

Occurrences that they are accepting as “miracles” have been dumbed down. One, instead of three? Come on. So yes, when JPII is made a saint, I will (as will many others) doubt the process. We do now.

And honestly, as with apparitions none of us have to believe in any of them. I do not believe that with all the harm JPII did to his flock, with his inactivity and rock star mentality, that he should be sainted.

The Vatican should take this very slowly instead of doing what is popular.


9 posted on 11/17/2009 1:33:35 PM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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