A generation’s self-canonization

18 02 2019

A post on Twitter from last year was brought to my attention that shows a stained glass window with now defrocked Theodore McCarrick celebrating Mass with now St. John Paul II. I think this makes my point about last week’s post about speedy canonizations in general. Unless someone is St. Francis of Assisi there is no harm in waiting until everyone who knew the person is dead before even thinking of elevating the person to the altars. If the cultus is lasting it will outlast the one or two generations after the person’s demise. If not, it was just a flash in the pan.