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elbanditoroso's avatar

As of this morning, we have two new saints. How (if at all) will this change your life?

Asked by elbanditoroso (22417points) April 27th, 2014

If you’re a catholic, what does this mean in real terms?

Yes, it’s an honor to be commemorated in this way, so good for the two guys who are now saints. But to the common people, especially catholics – how does this change your life?

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ragingloli's avatar

In other news, Mafia Godfather Don Corleone declares his predecessor a model citizen.

Berserker's avatar

If Jesus hasn’t changed my life, it certainly won’t be some officially appointed saints that will.

Coloma's avatar

Let’s see how long they can go before they start molesting little choir boys before we attach the label of “Saint” to their robes. haha

BeenThereSaidThat's avatar

I’m a Catholic and I wouldn’t lower myself to answer a question with the type of people who would jump to make a crack against Catholics like this leading question is leading. Especially with ex Catholics or non Catholics.

I’m sure you have no idea what these two brave Popes did in their lifetime. Maybe you should read up on it.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@BeenThereSaidThat – I asked this question because I am NOT a catholic and I simply do not know the answer.

In your reply, you show a defensiveness (and in fact a rudeness) that is uncalled for. I asked an honest and serious question, and you are unable or unwilling to respond.

Are there other catholics who can answer, who might be less defensive?

Dan_Lyons's avatar

They canonized two ex-popes. Can you say good ole boy system?

This is meaningless drivel. The catholics need to drum up positive press due to the unfortunate years and years of bad press they have been getting for protecting their priests from prosecution for molesting young boys.

Pachy's avatar

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that human beings have the power, not to mention wisdom, to designate other human beings as saints.

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