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Did the Catholic church say St. Christopher wasn't real? Why?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:46 PM on Oct. 20, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Uh, where'd you see that? Because he's still listed on Catholic.org.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 10:04 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • who is st. christopher
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:11 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • anon:11 he is a saint

    I overheard a conversation today.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:23 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • I don't really know. I haven't heard of that, but I'd have to check into it to be sure.

    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 10:43 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • St. Christopher is still a saint! He's the patron saint of travelers. The Vatican has a universal calendar of saints which indicate which saint is to be remembered at liturgical celebrations on what day (for the Latin Rite). So after Vatican II this calendar was revised and some saints were removed to make room for more local saints. St. Christopher was one of the saints removed, mainly because not alot is known about him. There are several legends (one that he carried the Christ child on his back across a river) - but little fact. In the early years of the Church, the canonization process was less strict than today and some saints were canonized without many details of their lives being known. So he was an obvious canidate to be removed. (FYI - St. Valentine was removed too!) But they're both still saints.
    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 11:10 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • well according to God we are all saints, so those saints aren't any more special than we are.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:29 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • did you have an answer as the Catholic church position Shaneagle? That is what the question was about. it wasn't about who is or is not more important.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:34 AM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • Anonymous
    did you have an answer as the Catholic church position Shaneagle? That is what the question was about. it wasn't about who is or is not more important.




    If you would read the bible, then you would know that all believers in Christ are saints. If you would believe the bible, then you wouldn't even ask your question.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 AM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • If you would read the bible, then you would know that all believers in Christ are saints. If you would believe the bible, then you wouldn't even ask your question.

    DID YOU HAVE AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION?????lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 AM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • well according to God we are all saints, so those saints aren't any more special than we are.


    Actually, Catholics do understand that the saints are here on earth as well as in heaven.  We believe in the "Communion of Saints" - that those saints here on earth and those in heaven are all part of the one Body of Christ.  Which is why we can ask for help and prayers of those here on earth as well as those in heaven.  However, James 5:16 and Proverbs 15:8, 29 teach that the prayers of the righteous have powerful effects. How much more powerful are the saints’ prayers in heaven, in whom righteousness has been perfected.

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 11:34 AM on Oct. 21, 2009

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