Proposed canonization of Pope John Paul II: Just the latest “rupture” with Catholic Sacred Tradition.

If Pope John Paul II is declared a saint, false ecumenism will be canonized. How then should we view saints such as Edmund Campion and Fidelis of Sigmaringen, or others—uncanonized—who have upheld the True Faith in the face of adversity?

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Editor’s note: There’s big trouble in Vatican City – trouble which can no longer be simply ignored by faithful Catholics.

The blatant modernism of Pope Francis, his select group of cardinals, and the way they choose to operate, bears a striking similarity to the way Barack Obama and his corrupt regime prefer to get things done here in the good old USA.

Both fail to pass the “smell” test.

What do you get when you mix poison with other slightly less harmful but equally bad tasting stuff?

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To unify Catholics, conservative Pope John Paul II to be canonised alongside progressive John XXIII

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Editor’s note: I wonder who chose Pope John Paul II as the designated conservative of the two? As for unity – better look to the Mass and Holy Eucharist – since there’s not much genuine unity going on today in any other allegedly Catholic venue – including the Vatican.

Beginning of the End – April 27, 2014?

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Vatican City (AFP) – The Vatican on Monday said late popes John Paul II and John XXIII would be made saints at an unprecedented joint ceremony on April 27, 2014 in a bid to unite Catholic conservatives and liberals.

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Editor’s note: Everybody likes a good party! When highly placed churchmen get caught up … not in the Spirit of Vatican II – or in the Divine, Holy Spirit – but in the Spirit of the World … anything can happen … and often does. Watch and pray!

Catholic Canon 212 Alert: Respectfully demand “No Sainthood for Pope John XXIII.”

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Canon 212.3 states: “According to the knowledge, competence, and prestige which they possess, [the faithful] have the right and even the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful, without prejudice to the integrity of the faith and morals, with reverence toward their pastors, and attentive to common advantage and the dignity of persons.”

Contact the Pope

Pope Francis has no public email address. The Pope’s regular mailing address is:

His Holiness, Pope Francis
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City

Ask Pope Francis to cancel his plans for the canonization of Pope John XXIII. If the Pope can happily accede to the wishes of “the Jews” – delaying the cause for sainthood of Pope Pius XII – there’s absolutely no reason he can’t honor the wishes of a few million faithful Catholics, regarding Pope John XXIII – who was apparently unable to understand the meaning of the common phrase, “If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it!” (Italian: “Se non è rotto – non aggiustarlo!”) (Latin: “Si fractum non sit – noli id ​​reficere.”) 

Father Z: A kind of “canonization” of the Second Vatican Council.

Today, in addition to Francis’ dedication of the Vatican City State to St. Michael (and does that place need defense of the attacks of Hell!) and in addition to the release of Benedict’s final encyclical, which is Francis’ first encyclical (thus perhaps shifting “Reading Francis through Benedict” to “Reading Benedict through Francis”), His Holiness confirmed the decree of the Congregation for Causes of Saints concerning a miracle worked through the intercession of Bl. John Paul II, thus clearing the way for his canonization.

At the same time, His Holiness of our Lord decided that he would go ahead with the canonization of Bl. John XXIII even though there is no additional authenticated miracle.

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Pope Benedict canonizes 7 saints, including 2 Americans

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI added seven more saints onto the roster of Catholic role models on Sunday, saying their example would strengthen the church as it tries to rekindle the faith in places where it’s lagging. Two of them were Americans: Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint from the U.S. and Mother Marianne Cope, a 19th century Franciscan nun who cared for leprosy patients in Hawaii.

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The efficacious virtue of divine light and grace remains our only true hope for salvation.


by Doug Lawrence

The only church that was ever personally founded by Jesus Christ is the one, holy, apostolic and universal church … known today as Catholic.

The ordinary means of personal salvation in Jesus Christ is through baptism … which is “the door” by which someone typically enters … along with a lifetime of subsequent, faithful participation in all of the work, worship, sacraments and devotions of the Catholic Church.

Outside the Catholic Church there is no salvation. But God is sovereign, merciful, and all powerful … and he can save whomsoever he wishes … for any reason or for none … even in direct exception to the rules of the church, which are necessarily subject to the will of God, in all things.

Yet, anyone God chooses to save is saved only by the effective application of the grace that Jesus obtained for all, on the cross at Calvary.

The Catholic Church itself has canonized only a few thousand saints. Hence, the church claims no direct knowledge of the salvation … or damnation … of the great majority of souls.

In spite of all this, some Catholics maintain
that we can be absolutely confident of the salvation
of other apparently “good” people,
who through no fault of their own,
never became members of the Catholic Church.

Yet we know not of a single one, for certain!

Jesus remains the Blessed Hope of our salvation. Until the moment Jesus, the just judge  personally invites into heaven (or banishes us to hell) the best we can do is depend upon his saving grace, so that we might one day, like Saint Paul, be able to truthfully exclaim:

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. (2 Timothy 4:1-8)

St. Paul turned out to be correct, and the Church subsequently confirmed as much, by officially declaring him a saint. Yet we have absolutely no specific knowledge of anyone outside the church ever being admitted to heaven.

But what about St. Daniel the Prophet, St. John the Baptist, St. Dismas – the “good” thief, and the many prophets and patriarchs of old? It remains a complicated subject!

Read Lionel Andrades latest column on this matter.

Father Z writes about the May, 1990 miracle needed for the canonization of St. Juan Diego

Juan Jose fell about 10 meters and landed close to a friend of his, Jesus Alfredo Velasquez Ramirez, who saw him land on his head on the concrete pavement.  Juan Jose was bleeding copiously from the mouth, nose and ears.  They covered him, thinking he was dead.

He suddenly sat up, rose and went to the stairs leading to his apartment.  On meeting his mother coming down the stairs he asked his mother’s forgiveness.  They embraced and remained that way for another ten minutes or so before the ambulance came.

During the ambulance ride Juan Jose said he had lost his vision.

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Looking for love in all the wrong places: “Hey Pope, where is Christ?”

October 23, 2011. (Romereports.com) It was during the ceremony of canonization of three new saints, Italians Guido Maria Conforti and Luigi Guanella, and the Spanish nun Sister Bonifacia Rodriguez. He was heard saying “Hey Pope, where is Christ?”.

His name is Iulian Jugarean, and he burnt a Bible. Pope’s personal bodiguard and bishop Giuseppe Sciacca, from the Vatican governatorate, tryed to conviced him to stop and arrested him.

Pope Benedict XVI continued the angelus and he probably was unaware of what was happening in the colonnade.

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Conservative theologian: Fast-tracking JPII’s canonization would be wrong.


Let’s begin with one of the more horrendous events that occurred in his pontificate – the homosexual/pedophile scandal. This may well be the worst scandal in the Church’s entire 2000 year history and one that spread without restraint for the entire 26 years of his reign.

As late as 2010 new revelations of clerical sexual abuse were uncovered in many European countries. The fact that it all happened under John Paul II’s watch should be enough to derail any attempt at putting him on the fast-track toward canonization.

The sadder fact is there exists circumstantial evidence that he is personally culpable, either in allowing his bishops to shuffle incriminated priests from diocese to diocese or in the whisking away of these same bishops to the Vatican for safe haven (e.g., Cardinal Bernard Law who was given sanctuary at the Vatican before he could be prosecuted by the civil authorities in Boston).

By and large, John Paul II seems to have turned a blind eye to the heinous sins occurring against little Catholic boys. The recent case of Fr. Marciel Maciel Degollado, patron of the Legionaires, speaks for itself. Maciel was a personal friend of the Holy Father, but had been molesting little boys for decades as well as fathering children from several different women. He lived high on the hog, raking in millions from Catholic men and women who fell victim to his brainwashing techniques, all of whom were required to take a vow not to criticize him.

When news of Maciel’s sordid life was revealed to John Paul II he simply denied it was true and refused to initiate any investigation.

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Miraculous Healing of Non-Catholic Man Leads To Sainthood of Mother Theodore Guerin

Phil McCord was director of facilities management at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Convent when he received a miraculous cure. Troubled by the prospect of undergoing surgery for a cornea transplant, McCord had stopped in the chapel at the school one day and offered a short prayer asking Mother Theodore and God for the strength to go through with the surgery.

After the prayer, he felt a sense of peace, and the next day, he noticed his eye had improved. Eventually, doctors determined that McCord’s eye had completely healed and there was no need for the surgery.

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Should Pope John Paul II be made a saint?

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Q: Should Pope John Paul II be made a saint?

The church wants to speed up the cannonization – is this wise considering all the pedophilia cases that were covered up/ enabled by the church during his reign? Or is the coverup/enabling something that should be overlooked?

A: If the requirement for sainthood was physical perfection, the answer would be no.

But that is not the case.

Many of the greatest saints were clearly less than perfect, at some point in their life … some for MOST of their life.

Based on the remarkable life and accomplishments of the man, and the way he charitably applied his obvious spiritual and charismatic gifts for the benefit of the whole world, I would have to say … YES!

The act of forgiving his assassin is unparalleled in the annals of modern world history.

That alone should qualify him, in my opinion.