John Paul II's heroic virtues in doubt

April 14, 2014
Source: District of the USA

Does Pope John Paul II fulfill the Church's litmus test necessary to be declared a saint? Was there actually a verified miracle? Did he live a life of "heroic virtue"?

Many Catholics are expressing concerns and even doubts about the announced canonization of Pope John Paul II that is to take place on April 27th.

These questions have come about due to the unprecedented haste in the procedural examination of his case, especially the reduction of miracles required—let alone the reports that call into question the veracity of the purported single miracle. Another critique raised is the scandals that occurred under his pontificate, especially what Pope John Paul II himself declared as a "silent apostasy".

Indeed, similar problems have existed with many of the post-conciliar beatifications and canonizations (primarily through the redefinition of "heroic virtue"), which the Society of St. Pius X has been warning Catholics about for decades. To this end, we have published below a list of the various articles that we offer on this topic here are SSPX.ORG.

Brochure of doubts for canonizing John Paul II—some extracts

Problems with post-conciliar canonizations and beatifications

Pope John Paul II

Pope Paul VI

Pope John XXIII