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Canonization : theology, history, process

Author: William H Woestman
Publisher: Ottawa : Faculty of Canon Law, Saint Paul University, 2002.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William H Woestman
ISBN: 0919261523 9780919261525
OCLC Number: 53231491
Language Note: Includes some text in Latin and Italian.
Description: xvi, 383 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Roman martyrology / Praenotanda --
Theological reflection / Robert J. Sarno --
Brief history of canonizations: the cult of the martyrs, extension of cult to the confessors of the faith and other persons in the first five centuries; episcopal canonizations; Papal canonization from X to XVI centuries / Yves Beaudoin --
Codification of norms for canonization and post Vatican II legislation / William H. Woestman --
What is martyrdom? --
An heroically virtuous life / Robert J. Sarno --
The new evangelization with the saints / Edward Nowak --
Miracles manifest the supernatural order / John Paul II, January 13, 1988 --
Beatification of a married couple, John Paul II, March 1991 --
This couple said yes to Christ's question "When the Son of Man returns, will he find faith on earth?" as a married couple they kept the light of faith glowing / John Paul II, October 24, 2001 --
Introduction to present legislation / Robert J. Sarno --
Outline and summary of procedures for causes of canonization / James FitzPatrick --
Canonical procedure for canonization: I. The diocesan inquiry --
the gathering of proofs; II. The Roman phase --
the study of the cause / Robert J. Sarno --
Glossary of terms / James FitsPatrick --
Oaths and secrecy --
APPENDIX I: Pontifical documents: Causes of canonization in the codes of canon law; Apostolic constitution 'Pastor bonus', June 28, 1988 / John Paul II; Apostolic constitution 'Divinus perfectionis magister' / John Paul II, January 25, 1983; Norms to be observed in inquiries made by bishops on the causes of saints / Congregatin for the Causes of Saints, February 7, 1983; 'Circa servorum Dei causas' / General decree, February 7, 1983; Norms to be observed i the administration of temporal goods for causes of canonization, August 20, 1983; Participation of the postulator and/or vice postulator at the sessions of the diocesan inquiry, November 12, 1999; Knowledge of the questionnaires prior to the diocesan inquiry, November 12, 1999; 'Regolamento' (regulations), 1999; Appendices: Formulas for oaths prescribed the the Congregation for Relators, Consultors, Council of Physicians, Extern Collaborators of Relators; Note, Maratyr and witnesses of the faith, December 28, 1999; Particular instruction for the transfer of the body of a servant of God; Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, concerning the cult of the geatified, May 21, 1999 --
APPENDIX II Examples of documents from causes of canonization: Promotion of causes and prayer for beatification and canonization; Prayer cards for causes; Letter announcing to the faithful of Ottawa the diocesan inquiry for the cause of the servant of God Elisabeth Bruyere, April 17, 1989; Brief biographical report for a martyr the servant of God Jozef Cebula; Brief biographical report of the servant of God Teresa of Calcutta; Minutes of exhumation of the servant of God Mother Maria Kaupas; Title page for the authentic transcript of the acts of a case; Petition requesting the opening of the acts of a diocesan inquiry; Petition requesting the examination of the acts of a diocesan inquiry in view of obtaining the decree concerning their juridic validity; Petition requesting the appointment of a relator and external collaborator for a cause; Petition requesting the opening of the transcript of a diocesan inquiry concerning an alleged miracle; Decree on the martyrdom of Jozef Cebula, etal March 26, 1999; Decree on the heroicity of virtues of Cornelia Connelly, March 2, 1992; Report of the postulator for the cure of Jesus Hernandez Serrano through the intercession of Blessed Eugene de Mazenod; Abridged study (informatio) of the cuyre of Jesus Hernandez Serrano; Report of the meeting of the Council of Medical Experts for the cure of Jesus Hernandez Serrano, March 24, 1994; Report of the special meeting held of the theological consultors concerning the cure of Jesus Hernandez Serrano, June 10, 1994; Apostolic letters attributing to the servant of God Joseph Gerard the honors of the blessed / John Paul II; Decretal letters by which Charles Joseph Eugene de Mazenod is decreed the honors of a saint / John Paul II, December 3, 1995 --
APPENDIX III Dramatis personae of the diocesan inquiry summary of offices and duties: Candidate for canonization; Diocesan bishop or his delegate; Promoter of justice; Physicians; Notaries and vice notaries; Typists and copyists; Witnesses; Postularo and vice postulator --
APPENDIX IV Documents to be included in or attached to the acts: Document to be included in or attached to the acts --
APPENDIX V Forms for the various procedural acts: Appointment of postulators and vice postulators; Petition to open a diocesan inquiry; Publication of the postulator's petition by the bishop; Decre appointing theological censors; Decree establishing a historical commission; Decree constituting a diocesan board of inquiry; Decree of appointment of the episcopal delegate; Appointment of the promoter of justice; Juridical citation of the promoter of justice; Appointment of the medical doctor for the inquiry; Appointment of the notary; Appointment of the vice notary; Appointment of the medical doctor to examine the cured person; Citation of the promoter of justice; Citation of a witness; Session I [opening session]; Oaths; Approval of the transcribed deposition by a witness; Session II; Session for the depositions of members of historical commission; Session for the depositions of the theological censors; Rogatory commission and witnesses in another diocese; Postulator's petition for a rogatory commission; Session on non-cult; Decree publishing the acts; Decree ordering copying of the acts; Declaration concerning official documents; Presentation of the copies of the acts; Closing session; Preparation of the acts for transmittal to the Holy See; The document of the closing of the transcript and public copy; Letter of (arch)bishop to the Congreagation for the Causes of the Saints; Letter of episcopal delegate to the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints; Letter of promoter of justice to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints --
APPENDIX VI Questionnaires: Questionnaires; Questionnaire for the member of the historical commission; Questionnaire for the theological censors; Example of a questionnaire for a witness; Questionnaires concerning the life and virtues; Questionnaire for life and virtue, cause of the servant of God Sister Emlie Engel; Questionnaire concerning a martyr; Questionnaires for an allegedly miraculous cure: Questionnaire for the treating physician(s)(specialists); Questionnaire for the examining physicians 'ab inspectione'; Questionnaire for the person cured; questionnaire for other witnesses.
Responsibility: William H. Woestman, editor.


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