Is St. Joan of Arc no longer considered a saint?


#1

I was told once by a Baptist friend of mine that Joan of Arc is no longer considered a saint by the Catholic Church. Now i know not to take statements about the church by non-catholics as the absolute truth, but is there any truth to my friend’s claim, are there any other saints who might fall into this category?


#2

Dear Lind,

Your Baptist friend is uninformed. St. Joan of Arc is very much considered a saint in the Church today. For more on her, log on to this link:
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*]Joan of Arc[/LIST] Did you know that Baptists don’t believe that baptism is a sacrament, but just a symbol? With a name like that, one would think otherwise. With Sts John (Jn 3:5) and Mark (Mk 16:16) we believe that Baptism really does something to us. It makes heaven possible for us. So we have a deeper understanding of baptism and St. Joan of Arc besides!

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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