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  • n. Plural form of canonization.


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  • The 70 people sainted by the Catholic Church since 2001 all flashed human foibles -- but their canonizations had nothing to do with achieving utter purity.

    Bill Briggs: John Paul II And The Redefining Of Sainthood

  • The reasons we have beatifications and canonizations is to show it is possible to live a heroic life of virtue and goodness that inspires others, said Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, D.C.

    Pope John Paul II beatified

  • Another hurdle: a large proportion of canonizations are of religious figures.

    A Former Slave's Long Road to Sainthood

  • This abolition streamlined the canonization process considerably, helping John Paul II to usher in an unprecedented number of elevations; nearly 500 individuals were canonized and over 1,300 were beatified during his tenure as Pope as compared to only 98 canonizations by all his 20th-century predecessors.

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  • Finally, the unfinished business not done well or not done at all would include, in my view, the Liturgy of the Hours, some aspects of the Lectionary, and the Calendar, especially the Sanctoral, where more space should be given to local saints over against the centralized cult favored by the overly-centralized canonization process with its unfortunate “political canonizations” directed at the self-glorification of the ecclesial nomenklatura.

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  • There were the canonizations of nine saints, ranging from Juan Diego of Mexico to the little-known Pauline of the Heart of Jesus in Agony, keeping up a pace of saint-making that had led Ratzinger to suggest that John Paul was canonizing profligately.

    The Year of two Popes

  • But the ecclesiastics in their receipts accept of the same money that we do; though when they are to make any payment, it is in canonizations, indulgences, and masses.


  • So we're seeing a movement toward -- he said the third millennium will be the millennium of the lay people, and we're seeing this movement toward that with these canonizations.

    CNN Transcript Oct 6, 2002

  • GALLAGHER: No, I don't expect that, because I think that this trip is concentrated in Toronto on youth, and in Guatemala and Mexico on the canonizations.

    CNN Transcript Jul 23, 2002

  • HARRIS: Well, along that same vein of thought it occurs to me that is it possible that maybe some past canonizations could possibly be changed or be rethought with the advances that we now know about medical science and things that we now know that we didn't know before?

    CNN Transcript - Special Event: Millennium 2000: Saints - January 2, 2000


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