Catholic FAQ


Help support Catholic Answers!

Latest Threads
newest posts



Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > In The News > Catholic News
 

Welcome to Catholic Answers Forums, the largest Catholic Community on the Web.

Here you can join over 400,000 members from around the world discussing all things Catholic. Membership is open to all, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who seek the Truth with Charity.

To gain full access, you must register for a FREE account. Registered members are able to:
  • Submit questions about the faith to experts from Catholic Answers
  • Participate in all forum discussions
  • Communicate privately with Catholics from around the world
  • Plus join a prayer group, read with the Book Club, and much more.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. So join our community today!

Have a question about registration or your account log-in? Just contact our Support Hotline.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search Thread Display
  #1  
Old Feb 24, '12, 2:53 am
pepipop's Avatar
pepipop pepipop is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: October 24, 2010
Posts: 1,664
Religion: catholic
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?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old Feb 24, '12, 3:10 am
thomasf thomasf is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: March 21, 2007
Posts: 1,862
Religion: Catholic
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.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old Feb 24, '12, 3:28 am
mdgspencer mdgspencer is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: September 11, 2006
Posts: 3,599
Religion: Catholic
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.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > In The News > Catholic News

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search Thread
Search Thread:

Advanced Search
Display

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



Prayer Intentions

Most Active Groups
8026Meet and talk,talk talk
Last by: 3DOCTORS
4817CAF Prayer Warriors Support Group
Last by: mountee
4286Devotion to the Sorrowful Mother
Last by: lsbar
4027OCD/Scrupulosity Group
Last by: fencersmother
3810SOLITUDE
Last by: Prairie Rose
3359Let's empty Purgatory
Last by: RJB
3183Catholic Vegetarians & Vegans
Last by: CountrySteve
3145Poems and Reflections
Last by: PathWalker
2959For seniors and shut- ins
Last by: Kellyreneeomara
2679Petitions Before the Blessed Sacrament
Last by: Amiciel



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 7:38 am.

Home RSS Feeds - Home - Archive - Top

Copyright © 2004-2013, Catholic Answers.