Yesterday, Pope Francis celebrated a canonization mass for John Paul II and John XXIII. There was and will be a flood of glowing accounts of all three, a celebration of their humanity and accomplishments. But behind it all is the unseemly matter of celebrity sainthood in the church, and the doctrine says that some select few are guaranteed to be in heaven because of their good works, and pass along our prayers to Jesus.
It’s important to grasp this: Saints are baptized, not canonized. We are all made holy by faith alone.
Read more from Dr. Brian Lee’s article in The Federalist here