January 14th, 2011
08:29 PM ET

Archbishop Emeritus explains Pope John Paul II's road to beatification

Washington Archbishop Emeritus Theodore McCarrick spoke to CNN on Friday about the process behind Pope John Paul II's road to beatification.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Catholic Church • Pope Benedict XVI • Vatican

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  1. champs ulysses cabinatan

    faith... believe... thanks for posting.. 🙂

    January 29, 2011 at 8:11 am |
  2. 3kjc

    What a wonderful explanation of the system we have here in America. If only we can spread that to other countries ,esp. Ireland, and around the world. Thanks be to God is right! Thanks Archbishop Emeritus!

    A miracle (from the Latin mirari, to wonder), at a first and very rough approximation, is an event that is not explicable by natural causes alone. A reported miracle excites wonder because it appears to require, as its cause, something beyond the reach of human action and natural causes. Historically, the appeal to miracles has formed one of the primary lines of argument in favor of specific forms of theism, the argument typically being that the event in question can best (or can only) be explained as the act of a particular deity.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:39 am |
  3. HotAirAce

    That clip did not explain a single thing!

    January 16, 2011 at 10:57 am |
    • RLS

      That's becuase absurdities can't be explained.

      January 19, 2011 at 9:47 pm |
  4. tallulah13

    Road to Beatification? Sounds like an old Hope/Crosby movie. I wonder if Dorothy Lamour will show up for the ceremonies.

    January 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
  5. Michael

    By at least two dozen people, then I know not what a miracle is.

    January 15, 2011 at 12:43 am |
  6. Reality

    There is no road to anyone's beatification. Why?

    OK, for those who do not want to peruse a rather short synopsis of the Resurrection Con, a shorter version:

    From that famous passage: In 1 Corinthians 15 St. Paul reasoned, "If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your (Pauline, PJ et al's) faith."

    "Heaven is a Spirit state" as per JPII and Aquinas i.e. there can be no bodies. i.e. there was and never will be any physical resurrection/ascension of human bodies."

    And is it not ironical that JPII along with Aquinas are the ones who put meaning to the words "If Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless."

    January 14, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
    • 3kjc

      keep reading on the resurrection- heaven is a spirit state- human's "resurrected" bodies into the heavenly realm–there is so much more to it than what you have sited/written.

      January 20, 2011 at 9:31 am |
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