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, in the Roman Catholic Church, process by which a person is classified as a saint. It is now performed at Rome alone, although in the Middle Ages and earlier bishops elsewhere used to canonize.
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Pope John Paul II had also opened another category for Catholics and other Christians who wish to elevate their dear departed to a rung considered to be just three steps lower than that of the saint: the honorific martyr (above whom is the official martyr, the blessed and the saint).
By June 1963 the council members received by mail twelve revised schemas of constitutions or decrees, that is, on seminaries, Catholic schools, priestly ministry, the lay apostolate, bishops and diocesan governance, the pastoral care of souls, religious life, the Eastern Catholic Churches, divine revelation, the church (two chapters on its mystery and hierarchy), ecumenism, and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Shemitz A portrait of Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich is displayed in the sanctuary during her beatification Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J., Oct.
But there are also more modern, less well known examples-examples such as Blessed Luigi Quattrocchi.
"Woe" without "blessed" can produce just as much hope-lessness and paralysis based in fear as "blessed" without "woe" can produce the complacency of "cheap grace."
Hard Working Blessed, a former felon in his early 40s, suffered two herniated disks in his back, two bouts of pneumonia, and repeated bouts of the flu in his 19-month crane operator position at Steel Mill & Foundry before being demoted to "light duty" because of the injuries.
For it were an inconvenient thing that the blessed should not ...
During an 'ordinary public consistory' on July 19, Pope Francis announced he would declare Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio a saint the same day he will canonize Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others.
30 to formally approve the canonization of Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII, and the date for the canonization will be announced at that time, said Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
Look to the lives of the saints and blesseds who made room for God, who loved Christ and imitated him, and who allowed us to glimpse moments of heaven on earth.
Even when not clergy or of religious orders, the blesseds and saints of the late pope were more often single than married, reflecting a pattern in the Church's history.