[quote="Anastasia13, post:3, topic:314124"]
So if the Maronite Catholic church makes someone a saint, then in the Roman or Romanian Catholic churches recognize him? It sounds like this would be true from what you are saying. This is what I was confused on. I would have to spend a while finding that particular bit that I read. (It was one some random forum somewhere that came up in a google search.)
Yes, that is technically correct. The Eastern Catholic Churches have the formal right to canonise saints themselves, and if they do so, they will be recognised by all Churches within the Catholic Church, because this is considered to be part of the common deposit of faith that makes up part of the teaching authority of the Catholic Church. The recognition of saints is considered to be part of the Universal Magisterium of the Church, so it is binding upon all Catholics to believe that a saint that has been canonised is truly a saint.
However, it is important to realise that from experience, it appears that Eastern Catholic Churches often delegate the process of canonisation to the Holy See, specifically the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, who is also exclusively responsible for the canonisation of saints within the Latin Church.
People often misinterpret this to mean that Churches do not have the ability to canonise their own saints. However, the CCS does not have exclusive rights over the canonisation process within the Eastern Catholic Churches. The Eastern Catholic Churches still retain that right. However, the reason why they still route it through the CCS is to ensure that any saint that is canonised will be immediately and definitively recognised throughout the Catholic Church without any cause for doubt. After all, if the central authority declares it so, no Latin Catholic can dispute it, and it also has an added bonus of exposing us ignorant Latin Catholics to the holy men and women of our Eastern brethren.
I hope this helps. :)