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Old Feb 24, '12, 3:53 am
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Default Pope Benedict warns Catholic Church to resist temptations of power after moves to canonise Don Luigi Giussani

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/ne...#ixzz1nIN4MoZR

This is a very anti-catholic paper. However (i've only skim read the article), I do not understand the jist of it, how can the church proceed with a canonisation without the Pope's permission, so to speak?
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Old Feb 24, '12, 4:10 am
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Default Re: Pope Benedict warns Catholic Church to resist temptations of power after moves to canonise Don Luigi Giussani

I'm not so sure the two have anything to do with each other. People can 'make moves' to get someone canonized, that doesn't mean it's going to happen. The paper made it sound like the cardinals are doing this without the Pope and usurping his power. That's misleading.
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Old Feb 24, '12, 4:28 am
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Default Re: Pope Benedict warns Catholic Church to resist temptations of power after moves to canonise Don Luigi Giussani

I am skeptical about many such reports about the Church. This report too is full of innuendo, without evidence for what the writer is saying, and the article may simply reflect the writer's agenda. For one thing, the writer does not give any evidence that the Pope's address had anything to do with any efforts to canonize this man.
A local Church can make the first moves to canonize someone. It can appoint someone to promote the person's cause, and gather information that will be used in the Church to examine the person's life. All this is perfectly legitimate. But then the cause will be moved onto the Vatican, where the person's life is examined with a fine-tooth comb. But there cannot be a quirky canonization. For one thing, there have to be two miracles through the person's intercession before someone can be canonized, which by itself means that no one will be canonized without the will of God.
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