Official Blessed! John Paul the Great!

by Steve Ray on January 18, 2011

214It’s official: Blessed John Paul II, Pope Benedict to declare predecessor Blessed

Pope Benedict XVI approved the miraculous healing of a French nun on Friday, paving the way for his predecessor to be officially declared Blessed, the final stage on the road to sainthood. The beatification will take place at the Vatican on May 1. Read more. Pope’s body will be moved to Basilica.

We are going for the beatification!! Join us! Call Suzanne at 800-727-1999, extension 121, or write at sparran@ctscentral.net.

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Rose of Sharon January 18, 2011 at 6:09 PM

He’s Blessed? What’s the big deal? Jesus told us that “Blessed are ALL THOSE who have not seen, but have believed” on Him.

STEVE RAY HERE: ONE NEEDS TO REALIZE THAT WORDS CAN HAVE SHADES OF MEANING AND EVEN SEVERAL MEANINGS. FOR EXAMPLE, **HOLY** CAN MEAN EITHER **SINLESS** OR **CONSECRATED**. TO UNDERSTAND **HOLY FATHER** TO MEAN THAT THE POPE IS SINLESS WOULD BE INCORRECT, BUT TO MEAN HE IS CONSECRATED FOR A SPECIAL CALL OF GOD WOULD BE CORRECT.

YOU REALLY SHOULD DO YOUR HOMEWORK MORE CAREFULLY AND REALIZE THE NUANCES AND MEANINGS OF THE WORD **BLESSED* AND THEY WAY IT HAS BEEN USED IN SCRIPTURE, THEOLOGY AND HISTORY.

ponciano mananghaya May 2, 2011 at 7:22 AM

For me, he was already a saint when he was still alive. Please pray for me my beloved Saint John Paul the great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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