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A Guide to Getting Your Saints Recognized

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saintsUS Catholic has a report on Pope Francis’s efforts to clean up the Vatican Bank. It comments that “Francis has repeatedly railed against corruption, and his reforms at the bank are quickly becoming a test case for those efforts”. Fair enough (and a touch belated given the Vatican’s repeated attacks on wicked financiers in recent years), but then came this:

This week, [the pope] took another, less controversial step in that direction, calling for a “spending review” that includes settling on a cap for expenses tied to the canonization causes of would-be saints. In the past, critics charged that figures backed by well-financed supporters usually became saints more quickly than their more meagerly financed counterparts.

One learns something new every day. Amazing.

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1 comment

  • Richard · January 24, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Fairly common knowledge among Catholics. Religious orders, for example, can put a lot of time, money, and effort into getting their founders canonized. Said founder may or may not be any holier than your beloved great-aunt, but nobody’s pushing her cause in Rome.

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