what exactly does that mean? and how does it get recognized and put into practice by the people?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:04 PM on Dec. 19, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 4:06 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by nikkiJ86 at 4:10 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Do you mean deified? I don't know who would be making him a god, he was popular, but not that popular. Perhaps he is being made a saint? But, I thought a person had to be dead longer before that could happen. My study of Catholicism is limited though, so perhaps someone here will know better than my half-remembered guesses. Ahh here I found something. Just search your fav. news website for Pope John Paul II & you will get the story. He is "one step closer to sainthood" because "Pope Benedict XVI signed a decree recognizing the late pontiff's "heroic virtues" and declaring him "venerable."
Answer by nysa00 at 4:17 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:20 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:05 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by Kattykitten at 5:34 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
I really don' t know where the word deified came from because that is just incorrect. Pope John Paul has been declared Venerable by the Catholic Church . To become a saint the church recognizes two types of virtues, Martyrdom and Heroic. Heroic virtues are all virtues aside from Martyrdom. For Heroic Virtue the person must " develop a habit of good conduct that becomes second nature." , there's more but that's a basic definition. Basically the church is saying Pope John Paul was a really good person, not a god. I'm over simplifying but the idea is he had a high moral standard for himself that he lived by consistently. There are many steps to sainthood and this in no way says that he will become a saint.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:02 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
I think the OP has confused "beatified" and "deified". And JPII hasn't been beatified yet - he has been declared venerable as RyansMom explained. According to the Catholic Church all those in heaven are saints, but there is also a process to formally recognize some people with the title "Saint" (it's called cannonization). A summary of the canonization process is here. JPII is on his way through the canonization process - beatification is part of it. No one is "deified" by the Cathoic Church.
Answer by eringobrough at 6:28 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:34 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by Marwill at 6:56 PM on Dec. 19, 2009