Can someone who has lived a virtuous life


#1

Even if they are not Catholic be canonized a saint in the Catholic Church?


#2

The Catholic Church does not canonize non-Catholics. This is more a jurisdictional issue than anything. For instance, there are certainly Anglican martyrs in Heaven, but it is up to their church to canonize them, not ours.


#3

Canonization gives us the right to assert that someone is in heaven. There’s no doctrinal reason why the Church could not make this determination for a non-Catholic, but it’s never gonna happen. This is not an injustice - the Church is under no moral or doctrinal obligation to canonize anyone.


#4

No.


#5

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