The Dicastery for the Causes of Saints is running a conference for theologians, scholars, and “communications experts” aimed at redefining what it means to be a saint. Apparently the world has changed so much that what made the saints of old will no longer make the saints of the future.
“Fame of sanctity,” and “heroic virtue” are the sticking points for Rome’s Modernists. So in other words, the defining features of sanctity are going to be excised from the canonisation process, leaving us with garden variety “good people” becoming “saints.”
Bishop Fabio Fabene, Secretary of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, tells us that “the challenge is to find ways in which the Church and the world can share a religious and ethical code of ideas and experiences.“
But, My Lord, such a collaboration already exists: I believe it’s called “Freemasonry”.
The banal Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Dicastery asks, “What is fame today? If we measure it with “likes” then there are many people much more famous than any saint. What do we mean by being heroic in exercising virtue? Is sanctity something muscular?”
Sanctity isn’t measured with ‘likes”, Your Excellency. It is measured with perseverance on the narrow path already trod by Our Saviour.
And just why are today’s prelates so preoccupied with gyms and muscles? See the last sentence below for a clue.
Cardinal Semeraro continues: “Living in today’s world as Christians means responding, which has been the case before. For example, when St. Francis of Assisi sang brother sun, sister moon, sister water, there were not the same problems with pollution that we have today. So there is a different way of addressing the topic, it is not enough to love the water, love nature, birds, today we have different applications.” [Emphasis added. Eye-roll added, as well.]
And if you’d like to know a little more about Marcello Semeraro, a VERY interesting appraisal from a few years ago may be found here. It was around the time he took part in that little “Christian” LGBTI event.