(1) #JohnPaulI Let me say this about that. I have no problem believing JP1 is in Heaven & that his beatification now & canonization are proper.

Beatifs/canon'tions are not infallible in the strictest sense of the term: they do not add to the corpus of revelation. ....
(2) They can't be, bc the corpus of revelation closed with the death of the last apostle, St. John. OTOH they are acts of the magisterium and are highly reliable. The process is not as good as it used to, but there is one, and JP1's case went through it. ....
(3) He's not a saint bc he smiled, as much lazy journalism is suggesting. But he is not NOT a saint bc he may have had a bad take or two. Saints are all imperfect. A saint is a sinner who didn't give up. We really have to overthrow this idea, dominant in secular media, that....
(4) a saint can only be some combination of community organizer, NGO exec, or religious founder. I've seen media posts objecting to canonization of yadda-yadda bc he/she had "negative traits." Negative traits - omg, stop the process now!! No negative traits allowed!!..
(5) Saints can only be perfect ppl like us in the media, squaawwkk!! You get the idea.

No. A beatification or canonization, even of someone w "negative trains," whatever the hell those are, is a teaching you can take to the bank, even if not part of public revelation. ...
(6) All that said, I'd rather see more caution in the elevation of recent popes. It really looks like it's becoming part of the standard retirement package for dead (post-1958) popes. I think PF even joked about that once. He should not have.
(7) And all THAT said, I'd like to see more activity wrt less recent popes. I'm glad Bl Pius IX got in, tho IIRC his beatif was twinned w that of John23, for (I guess) better optics.

Let's set Bl. Pius aside for now as a special case. Beyond dispute, we should go ahead with...
(8) Leo13, Benedict15, & "Pii" XI & XII. I don't have strong views on what the order shd be; considerations of optics may reasonably play into that. Certainly they shd not all be "done" in a batch, so as not to encourage the "retirement package" mentality. But they shd happen.

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