Recall that my response to chuck here followed up a post whereupon he had questioned Pope John Paul II's ability to become a saint in the Catholic Church.Dan wrote:
Anyone can become a saint.
St. Paul was a non-believer at one time, and he was canonized.
St. Peter denied Christ thrice and was canonized.
All things are possible through Christ, are they not?
You are both incorrect. The canonization of a person to sainthood is a man's process, not of the HS or another entity.
"St. Peter was not canonized. He was proclaimed a saint by early Christians because of his martyrdom. The canonization process did not come into existence until the 12th century. In the primitive Church, martyrs were immediately recognized as witnessing to the perfection of Christian life on earth, having shown the ultimate proof of their love for Christ by the offering of their lives. By the sacrifice of their lives for Christ, they attained Heaven in eternal glory and were indissolubly united to the Lord, the Head of the Mystical Body."
"The canonization process did not come into existence until the 12th century."
+ all pre-12th Century "saints" were decided upon by men and not "God".
+ this is a clear indication that any designation of "Saint" after the 12th C. is of man's doing, and not of "God".
We were speaking of canonization.