Friday, July 1, 2005

St. John Paul, Pope and Martyr?

USATODAY.com - John Paul II could be declared a martyr

1 comment:

  1. JMJ

    Thank God we live in the age where the visceral reaction triumphs over reason. If we didn't, there would be no hope for this step. EVERY Saint was a martyr for suffering for our Holy Faith, wlling to die for it. St. John the Evangelist, who suffered many attempts on his life, is not a martyr. St. Maximillian Kolbe, strictly speaking, was not martyr, because he died for charity, not for the Faith. Who can forget St. Therese's marvelous words of wanting to be martyred? Pope John Paul cannot be said to be a martyr more than these. But God forbid that we should have to wait for His attestation to John Paul II's sanctity through the working of miracles. Sabito Santo! If this is carried out, all the more proof of the absurdity of the hero worship of our departed Holy Father. Remember: the infallibiility in the canonization of Saints (unlike definition of dogma) is found not in the word of the Pope, but in the miracles, as this does not pertain to the Deposit of Faith. I'm afraid if they don't find a miracle, that they're going to find a way to canonize him without one, and we'll have a fallible canonization.

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