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The popularity of each within one country or one Catholic movement is not enough of a reason to canonize them, he said.
Why canonize her as a victim when she was taken because she was Jewish?
My wife, Alba, and I headed to Rome to see one of our heroes canonize another one of our heroes.
The point here is that the church does not canonize saints simply to honor them or, what is even farther from the mark, to honor their religious orders.
I recently returned from Central America strongly reinforced in my view that the proposal to canonize Archbishop Romero should be dropped.
Did Pope John Paul II canonize a real person or an imaginative story when he raised Juan Diego to sainthood?
For the church to canonize someone as a martyr is, of course, a public (and hence, political) statement.