canonization

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(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints

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Judith Banki, cited earlier, writes that if the questions raised by Stein's beatification and canonization "lead to serious self-examination regarding historic anti-Semitism in and out of the Church, if reflection on the life and death of this remarkable woman serves to uproot traditional sources of hostility to Jews and Judaism then, in Jewish terms, her memory may yet be a blessing" (Banki 1994, p.
The last beatification in Hungary, he explained, occurred in 1083, a time when no distinction was made between beatification and canonization.
More exact legal criteria than were earlier explicitly employed did not get established until the 18th century when the eminent canonist Prospero Lambertini, who himself would later become pope, taking the name Benedict XIV, set out regulations for naming a Doctor of the church as part of his ambitious program of proscribing legal procedures for beatification and canonization of saints.
Sheen's writings and thousands of pages of sworn testimony regarding his personal holiness have been sent to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints at the Vatican in Rome where a Centuries old process of beatification and canonization has begun.
Formal beatification and canonization adds little to his reputation for holiness.