Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Small Mercies


JPII Beatification could be delayed.


I suppose the Vatican has to take a little extra time to look up in some old books what "religious indifferentism" means.

11 comments:

Antonio said...

Well according to Joanna Bogle, this is all a conspiracry to stiffle the beatification of JP II "the most awesome". And you can guess where she lays the blame...

Zach said...

(yawn)

I thought at the time the 5-year waiting period was waived for his cause that it wouldn't matter ... with 27 years as Pope and his volumes and volumes of writings, they'll need that head start just to slog through the paperwork...

A cause for G. K. Chesterton would have the same difficulty. :)


peace,

The Dude said...

So what happens when he IS canonized? Do we consider him a fake saint?

Felix said...

The Dude's comment raises the question of whether beatifications and canonisations are infallible.

The consensus of traditional (aka orthodox) theologians was that beatifications are not infallible.

My understanding is that opinions were divided as to whether canonisations are infallible.

For my two bits worth, the beatification of John Paul the Amazing would demonstrate the urgent need for the "Devil's Advocate".

HJW said...

More pertinently, the commenter is asked to review the commbox rules posted to the sidebar, in which he will see that it is not allowed to use obvious pseudonyms.

Louise said...

I'm not into ecumania, myself, but I'm not convinced that JPII can be accused of religious indifferentism. Holding an ecumenical and interfaith gathering is not necessarily a sign of religious indifferentism.

The Dude said...

It's just my username. Not a pseudonym. Anyhow, it's John. You know, your co-worker. The guy who bugs you all the time.

In any case, Felix, I'm a fan of trusting the Church when it canonizes someone, even if some theologians are divided on whether they're infallible or not. After all, who are we to decide whether or not someone should be canonized?

HJMW said...

That, John, is why we call your ilk "conservative".

Dymphna said...

I don't have a problem with beatification but it is way too early for a cannonization.

Hestor said...

Holding an ecumenical and interfaith gathering is not necessarily a sign of religious indifferentism.

Am I reading this correctly?

Louise said...

Yes.