Canonization can stereotype the life of the saint — as it becomes more Christ-like, the rough edges of a saint’s story can be smoothed away.
Why Pope Francis is canonizing two popes for all of the world wide web to see.
Francis is seen as a pope who is seeking to liberate Catholicism from its own pretensions.
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Like millions of others, I am gratefully stunned by his revolutionary remarks on the Catholic Church’s “obsession” with long-held doctrines on gay people and abortion.
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