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The Role of Saints in the Catholic Church

Learn about the significance of saints in the Catholic Church, their role in the Body of Christ, and how they can intercede for us through prayer. Discover the importance of praying for those in Purgatory and how the saints can play a vital role in our lives.

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What is the primary focus of the diocesan bishop's investigation?

The examination of the candidate's virtuous life

What is the purpose of the Roman phase in the process of becoming a saint?

To examine the diocesan documentation

What is required for beatification?

A miracle attributed to the Venerable

What is the title conferred on the person after the pope's approval?

<p>Venerable</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who examines the candidate's writings during the diocesan investigation?

<p>Theologians</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of the examination by a team of medical experts and theologians?

<p>To verify miracles attributed to the Venerable</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the significance of the saints in the Body of Christ?

<p>They are in communion with both the living and the dead, and continue to intercede for us through Christ.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What can we do for those who are in Purgatory?

<p>Pray for them and ask the saints to pray for them.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the result of venerating the saints?

<p>It strengthens the unity of the entire Body of Christ in the Spirit.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the role of the saints in heaven?

<p>They play an integral role in the life of the Church on earth through their prayers of intercession.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the relationship between the saints and Christ?

<p>The saints join their wills to the will of God in praying for us through Christ.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the ultimate result of the saints' intercession and our veneration of them?

<p>It brings us all closer to Christ.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary argument made against asking the saints for their intercession?

<p>It violates the sole mediatorship of Christ</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is Christ a unique mediator between God and men?

<p>Because he is the only person who is both God and man</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the role of Moses according to the Bible?

<p>Mediator of the Old Covenant</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does Paul urge Christians to do in the verses preceding 1 Timothy 2:5?

<p>To make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for all men</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the intercession of fellow Christians imply about Christ's mediatorship?

<p>It has no effect on Christ's mediatorship</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the context of 1 Timothy 2:5?

<p>A discussion on the sole mediatorship of Christ</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is pleasing to God according to 1 Tim. 2:1-4?

<p>Intercessory prayers offered by Christians on behalf of others</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why do Fundamentalists object to asking fellow Christians in heaven to pray for us?

<p>Because God has forbidden contact with the dead</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of God giving permission for contact with the dead?

<p>When Elijah appeared with Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is forbidden in Deuteronomy 18:10-11?

<p>Necromantic practices</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who is God's alternative to necromancers and diviners?

<p>Prophets</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is not allowed according to Deuteronomy 18:10-15?

<p>Conjuring up spirits for purposes of gaining information</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the significance of Saints Lorenzo Ruiz and Pedro Calungsod in the Philippines?

<p>They are the only two canonized saints produced by the Philippines</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the emotional connection being asked from the students in relation to the topic of saints?

<p>To reflect on a recurring emotion and its connection to the role of saints</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the process by which the Church declares someone a saint?

<p>Beatification and canonization</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the significance of the years 1987 and 2012 in the context of Filipino saints?

<p>They are the years when Saints Lorenzo Ruiz and Pedro Calungsod were canonized</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the role of saints as intermediaries between God and humans?

<p>Mediatorship</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the focus of the discussion in class regarding the role of saints?

<p>The role of saints in the Christian faith</p> Signup and view all the answers

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