Jesus and the Church

Book Resources: Chapter 3: How Does the Catholic Church Declare Official Saints?

 

How Does the Catholic Church Declare Official Saints?

Book Resources: Chapter 3 Section 3 Canonized Saints: Models of Holiness

Film Focus Point: This presentation provides a systematic explanation of the official process of canonization in the Catholic Church.

Text Focus Point: Pages 119–121

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is the process towards sainthood so exacting?
  2. Why does the Church demand miracles for those being considered for sainthood? How does science assist in this process?
  3. What is the difference between a beatification and a canonization?

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