“We Believe”. The Saints, Mary, and the Pope. Wednesday, April 30, 2008. April 30: Feast St. Pope Pius V. Look who’s at the door!. Why do Catholics worship Mary? ... pray to statues? ... worship idols?.
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The Saints, Mary,
and the Pope
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
April 30: Feast St. Pope Pius V
Why do Catholics worship Mary?
... pray to statues?
... worship idols?
Everything the Pope says is Infallible!
What is purgatory and limbo?
A Christian’s life is the only Gospel many people will ever read.
-- St. Francis of Assisi
“Faith seeking understanding”
-- motto of St. Anselm
How do Catholics understand Saints?
The Saints are our holy friends who have lived the Christian life and who by God’s grace, live with him in heaven and help us in our needs.
Process of Canonization
0-313 AD: Age of Martyrs
Those who gave their lives for the faith were held by popular acclaim to be Saints
313 to 6th Century:
1. Defenders of the Faith (Confessors and Doctors)
2. Ascetics (Monks and Hermits)
3. Ecclesial (Bishops and Missionaries)
7th to 10th Century:
Sanctity of Life and Workers of Miracles
Local Bishop begins and completes process
11th to 15th Century: Papal Involvement
Local Bishops initiate process and send it to the Pope for approval
Papacy begins to establish processes
Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints established
Levels of Teachings
Sacraments of Healing