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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Pope Paul VI to be Beatified

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Pope Paul VI
Reports from Vatican Insider confirm that the cause for the beatification on Pope Paul VI (Montini) has been approved. Pope Paul, it should be recalled, issued Humanae Vitae in direct opposition to phenomenal pressure to square the circle, by the Church contradicting herself and "approving" the evil practice of artificial birth control. It may be no coincidence that many local churches spiritually collapsed following local disobedience on this critical moral issue. Being ashamed of Christ and his Vicar, Our Blessed Lord withdrew his graces and the results are there to see. When was the last time you heard from the pulpit a priest or bishop preach the intrinsic evil of contraception? The use of contraception is a clear sign of a debased and grotesquely paganized society. 

 Andrea Tornielli from Vatican Insider writes: 

Paul VI, or Giovanni Battista Montini, the Pope who reigned from 1963 to 1978 and led three of the four sessions of the Second Vatican Council, guiding the Church through the difficult post-conciliar period, could be proclaimed a saint in 2013. After examining the “Positio” with the documents of the canonical process, in recent weeks, theologians of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints voted in favour of the former pope’s beatification, without raising any objections. Next 11 December cardinals and bishops of the Congregation will also vote. Having overcome the theologian hurdle, the final “yes” from cardinals looks highly likely.

The full article may be read here

3 comments:

Young Canadian RC Male said...

I am not sure this is a good thing. I can foresee many ultra traditionalists and Vatican II hating Catholics getting more upset, including the SSPX and their adherents, at this act. In fact I bet once this appears on Rorate and other traddie sites, comments will start rolling in and the SSPX will revolt against our Holy Father even further. Kiss canonization goodbye .

Barona said...

Good points. The Catholic Church decides who becomes a saint and who does not. As in the case of Pius XII, the Church is deciding (not misguided zionists, secularists etc.); ditto for Paul VI: his case will be decided by the Church, not unhinged traditionalists etc.

Freyr said...

I'm not sure it's a good idea for anyone to be canonized so quickly. Kateri Tekakwitha took over 300 years... St. Thomas More and St. Joan of Arc took even longer. There is something to be said for waiting until all the politicians have died off and listening to the sensus fidei instead.