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Problematic canonizations & beatifications

October 02, 2013

This week (September 30), the Vatican announced that Pope Francis intends to canonize Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on Low Sunday, April 27, 2014.

This news flash again raises concerns, doubts and questions about the post-conciliar beatifications and canonizations, causing many Catholics to wonder, are these acts infallible? How can we be sure?

The SSPX has provided some crucial articles on this important issue, the first one by Fr. Michel Gleize goes to the principles of the canonization process by examining its history and what has changed during the post-conciliar era:

We have also just made available several pieces that address more particularly the question of the canonization of the two conciliar popes:

Note that both webpages also feature a sidebar (in the upper right-hand corner) featuring links to additional offerings on these topics.