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Old Nov 21, '12, 7:03 pm
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Default Opening a cause for canonization of a Priest

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I was wondering.

How does one open the cause for Canonization. The Priest I had in mind was Fr. Lasance.

I will post the little Bio on his life....

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...&GRid=93542031

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Xavier_Lasance


I have one of his prayer books: My Prayer Book, and from his writing, this is a very holy, humble man. So, how does one go about such buisness??
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There are essentially three phases associated with the canonization process according to the canon of the Roman Catholic Church. A candidate for canonization must be deceased for at least five years before a formal cause for canonization can be opened by the Church, unless the Pope grants an exemption to this waiting period as Pope Benedict the XVI recently did for Pope John Paul II. The phases associated with the canonization process are:

1. Pre-Diocesan
2. Diocesan
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Pre-Diocesan Phase: This phase marks the period of time in which a spontaneous or groundswell of devotion emerges among the laity toward someone whom they consider holy and whom they hold up for inspiration and enjoin with intercessory prayers. The laity are known as actors in this process. While the clergy may guide and participate in this devotion, it cannot in anyway be directed by the Church.
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Neither the actors, nor a groundswell of devotion can be called a cause or movement. Only at the next phase can the devotional effort be officially characterized as such.
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Diocesan Phase: This phase begins when the actors retain a Postulator who on behalf of the actors will approach the bishop as a Petitioner to consider evidence in opening a cause.

If the bishop accepts the petition he will seek permission of the Holy See to form a tribunal to hear from witnesses and examine the concrete facts on the candidate's exercise of Christian virtues considered heroic. This tribunal has two parts, a Episcopal Commission and Historical Commission.

The bishop will consult with bishops on a regional or national level to gain their opinions on the merit and timeliness of introducing a cause. If the evidence demonstrates merit the candidate will be declared a Servant of God by the bishop and the cause is opened.

All materials reviewed by the tribunal are crated and affixed with the bishop's seal and sent to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints at the Vatican to begin the Roman Phase.
http://www.fatherflanagan.org/canonization_process.php

I believe the Diocesan phase needs to be conducted where the candidate died.
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I believe the Diocesan phase needs to be conducted where the candidate died.
Not necessarily. Fulton Sheen died in NY, but his Cause is under the Diocese of Peoria, where he was born.
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And I will tell you right off the bat, it takes a lot, A LOT, of money for a Cause. A LOT.
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