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Friday, January 11, 2008

When the saints come marhing in


The number of saints and blessed increased in John Paul II's pontificate. He alone proclaimed more saints and blessed than all his predecessors together since 1588, the year this dicastery was founded. John Paul II was very aware that there was talk of an inflation of saints and blessed, and he responded that it wasn't true.

John Paul II said, holiness is what is most important in the Church, according to the Second Vatican Council. Then no one should be surprised by the fact that the Pope wished to propose so many models of holiness to Christians, to the People of God.

[Another] reason was that "the saints and blessed manifest the charity of a local Church," that is, today, the Holy Father said, local Churches are far more numerous than in the last 10 centuries. Therefore, we shouldn't be surprised that there are also more saints, more blessed who express and manifest the holiness of these increased local Churches.

Comments from Cardinal José Saraiva Martins.
Source EWTN

1 comment:

  1. I know this was in direct response to the once again bigoted Joy Behar's comments on "The View" (which should be called the View from the left) and her ridiculous ideas about saints and psychotropic drugs.

    Again she vocalizes her ignorance of The Church saying there are "no saints anymore". I guess because she went to Catholic school about 6-7 decades ago she considers herself an authority on The Church.

    Of course had she made those kinds of remarks about Muslims, or Mormons, heck if she had belittled pagans, wiccans or atheists she would have been run off the air or at a minimum made to apologize and take some sensitivity training.

    But go ahead bash the Catholics, we're used to it. We also know that the gates of Hell will not prevail over the Church Christ established so take your best shot :)

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