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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Beatification and Canonization
Canonization, generally speaking, is a decree regarding the public ecclesiastical veneration of an
canonized until 439 years after his death, and the honour came to him sooner than to any of the others mentioned.
Canonization in which he not only permits, but commands, the public cultus, or veneration, of the saint.
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Gradually the canonization of saints came to be included in the centralizing movement which reserved to the pope the most important acts of ecclesiastical power.
The earliest acknowledged instance of canonization by the pope is that of Ulric of Augsburg, who was declared a saint by John XV.
Canonization is~ the solemn and definitive act by which the pope decrees tile plenitude of public honors.
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 Canonization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canonization is the process of declaring someone a saint and involves proving that a candidate has lived in such a way that he or she qualifies for this.
According to some writers the origin of beatification and canonization in the Catholic Church is the ancient pagan apotheosis.
Romulus was deified by the senators who slew him; Poppaea owed her apotheosis to her imperial paramour, Nero, after he had kicked her to death; Geta had the honour from his brother Caracalla, who had got rid of him through jealousy.
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 Biblical canon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Significant separate manuscript traditions in the canonic Hebrew Bible are represented in the Septuagint translation's variants from the Masoretic text that was established through the Masoretes' scholarly collation of varying manuscripts, and in the independent manuscript traditions that are represented by the Dead Sea scrolls.
This partial canon lists the four gospels and the Letters of Paul, as well as two books of Revelation, one of John, another of Peter (the latter of which it notes is not often read in the churches).
A fourth book in the canon is the Doctrine and Covenants, a continually expanding work written in modern times by the presiding presidents of the LDS church, and believed by members to be the voice of God for the contemporary world.
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 canonization. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Canonization is not necessary for martyrs, who are considered to be enrolled among the saints on their death, but in recent years the church has approved the cult of canonized persons only.
Until 1983 the process of canonization was like a trial at which the saint was said to be defended by the church; a prosecutor was appointed to attack all evidence alleged in favor of canonization.
Canonization still requires evidence that consists primarily of proof of additional miracles (beyond the two considered in the beatification) attributable to the saint and proof that the saint’s life was exemplary.
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 Historical Sketch of Canonization
The canonization of saints and the apotheosis of the heathen are poles apart, and canonization is founded not on any practice existing among the Gentiles, but on the solid basis of Divine revelation.
Canonization derives its origin from revealed Catholic doctrine on the invocation of saints and the honor due to them; and the custom of paying religious honor to holy men and seeking their intercession is plainly asserted in the Old Testament.
Canonization and the veneration of saints are as old as the Church.
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 Canonization: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
The biblical canon is an exclusive list of books written during the formative period of the jewish or christianitychristian faiths; the leaders of these...
Canonization is generally considered to be an infallible act of the pope pope quick summary:
In western culture, canon law is the law of the roman catholic and anglicanismanglican churches....
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Canonization is the final step of the process by which a deceased person's name is inscribed in the catalog of Saints in the Roman Catholic church.
Canonization is a legal process in the Roman Catholic Church whereby a departed "servant of God," already beatified, is declared a saint.
However, both beatification and canonization are judgments (the latter infallible) by the church that the person now reigns in glory, is worthy of veneration and imitation, and is able to intercede for the faithful.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Canonization of Saints
Thus does the Canon of the Mass, with its mention of the name of the Pope, the bishop, the faithful throughout the world, the living, the souls in Purgatory, and the saints, recall the old diptychs.
Canonization on the contrary, decrees the public cultus of the Universal Church to the saints.
Canonization is the final and irreformable judgment of the Church, and therefore we are bound, as her dutiful children, to believe that saints duly canonized are in heaven.
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 Canonization of Saints - ReligionFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
The primary purpose of canonization is to officially authorize veneration and intercession of a particular saint.
The investigation process that preceeds canonization seeks primarily to ensure that the person is in heaven and God is working through him or her.
Canonization is considered a function of papal infallibility, as it is important that believers venerate and pray to only those who are actually in heaven.
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 Canonization at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
The Canonization of Saints is the process used by the Roman Catholic Church of recognizing those persons who have lived exemplary lives suitable of identifying them as Christian Saints.
In Eastern Orthodoxy, canonization continues to be practiced much as it was during the first millennium of Christianity: People are recognized as saints primarily because they are seen to have preserved the image of God in themselves, and in that sense are living icons.
This usage, canonization, is usually separated from the idea of the formalization of the list of writings accepted by a religious group as inspired or by a cultural group as centrally important for study; the phrase used to describe that process is usually "canon formation" (see Canon, Biblical canon).
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 THE CANONIZATION OF SAINTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Being titled a saint declares that the individual lived a holy life, is in heaven, and is to be honored by the universal Church.
Canonization does not make an individual a saint but it does recognize that God has already made that individual a saint.
Christians were honoring other Christians who had died and were asking for their intercessions around 100 A.D. This is contrary to the belief of many people that the Church set-up this practice later in its existance.
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 What is a Saint? | Catholic-Pages.com
The penultimate step to canonization is beatification and the Holy Father has presided at 100 such ceremonies in nearly 19 years, proclaiming 770 blesseds, of whom 579 were martyrs and 191 confessors.
When beatification and canonization procedures were not yet consigned to the authority of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints (instituted in 1588 by Pope Sixtus V) and to the Holy Father himself, it was the "vox populi" or "spontaneous local attribution" which led to the proclaiming of saints.
Excluding beatifications and canonizations celebrated by Pope John Paul, these volumes show that 3,464 causes are pending, 1,385 cults have been confirmed and 565 blesseds and 285 saints have been proclaimed.
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 Catholic World News : John Paul II on fast track for canonization?
The first step toward beatification and canonization, Archbishop Nowak continued, is the testimony of "a reputation for holiness." When that reputation is established, the Church begins the process of collecting documentation to judge the cause.
Canonization, Beatification, Synod, Congregation for the Causes of Saints
The canonization of saints by "popular acclaim" is the primary means that many of the saints we revere from the 1st millenium were canonized.
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 On The Canonizations Of Pope John Paul II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Canonization is the decree of judgment and the declaration of that judgment by which the Sovereign Pontiff, pronouncing a definitive judgment, inscribes a previously beatified servant of God in the catalogue of the saints.
Canonization and beatification are alike in that their end, the object, and author are the same, and in law, in both cases there is a judgment which declares the heroic virtues of the saint or blessed.
If canonizations are numerous, they cannot be, we do not say valid, but esteemed, nor be the object of veneration of the universal Church—If the canonizations increase, their value diminishes.
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 Howstuffworks "How does someone become a saint?"
The Catholic church has canonized around 3,000 people -- the exact number is unknown because not all saints were officially canonized.
Canonization has been revised in the last 1,000 years, most recently by Pope John Paul II in 1983.
Sister Teresia Benedicta of the Cross was canonized in 1997 after the Vatican verified that a young girl who ate seven times the lethal dose of Tylenol was suddenly cured.
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canon law: The Canon Law Code - The Canon Law Code The Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, which became effective in 1983, is a...
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 Marians: Faustina's Canonization
Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, vice-postulator for Faustina's cause for canonization.
Her canonization on Mercy Sunday (the second Sunday of the Easter season) took place on the same Sunday on which she was beatified in 1993.
Seraphim Michalenko, MIC -- a member of the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception in Stockbridge, Massachusetts -- who was the representative for North America in furthering St. Faustina's cause of canonization.
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 Sundberg: Old Testament of the Early Church
Thus, it is evident that the canon in Sirach consisted of the Law and the Prophets.
I shall use "canon" in the strict sense, as it was used by the church fathers, to mean a closed list of books, authoritative for religious faith and practice, nothing to be added, nothing subtracted.
In Sundberg 1968:154 and 1966 I suggest that Jerome held that the Jewish canon of scriptures was the canon of Jesus and the Apostles.
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 Search Results for "Canonization"
canonization, (kan´niza´shn) (KEY), in the Roman Catholic Church, process by which a person is classified as a saint.
canonization Official enrollment of a dead person as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Its modern importance dates from the canonization (1925) of St. Theresa, whose shrine there attracts many pilgrims....
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 Patron Saints Index: "Pre-Congregation" Beatification and Canonization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
It designates those beati who were canonized by local bishops, primates, or patriachs, often as a result of popular devotion.
For several centuries the bishops, in some places only the primates and patriarchs could grant to martyrs and confessors public ecclesiastical honour; such honour, however, was always decreed only for the local territory over which the grantors held jurisdiction.
Towards the close of the eleventh century the popes found it necessary to restrict episcopal authority on this point, and decreed that the virtues and miracles of persons proposed for public veneration should be examined in councils, more particularly in general councils.
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 Canonization articles on Encyclopedia.com
canonization CANONIZATION [canonization], in the Roman Catholic Church, process by which a person is classified as a saint.
Canonization is not necessary for martyrs, who are considered to be
canon CANON [canon] in Christianity, in the Roman Catholic Church, decrees of church councils are usually called canons; since the Council of Trent the expression has been especially reserved to dogmatic pronouncements of ecumenical councils.
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 This Rock Magazine
This practice was prompted obviously because a canonization decreed by the pope would necessarily have greater prestige, owing to his supreme authority.
Procedural norms were formulated, and such canonical processes became the main source of investigation into the saint's life and miracles.
It is now theologically certain that the solemn canonization of a saint is an infallible and irrevocable decision of the supreme pontiff.
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