@JRBombadil @JustACatholic1 The pronouncement is valid (infallible or not) insofar as it comes from the Pope who intends to bind the whole Church about the matter. An investigation is never infallible and therefore cannot produce an infallible result.
@JRBombadil @JustACatholic1 It has nothing to do with pretending to be Popes, it has to do with clinging to what the Church gives us and not trying to spin everything in a minimalist way. The attached is from the ‘Sacrae Theologiae Summa’, vol. I-B.
@JRBombadil @JustACatholic1 I know that the infallibility of canonizations isn’t held by everyone. But that isn’t to say that one can choose to reject the canonization of a saint or make the validity of the pronouncement contingent upon the investigative process.
@JRBombadil @JustACatholic1 The words speak for themselves. Whatever the exact meaning may be, it’s massively superior to whatever John Lamont may have to offer. What are Francis’ words supposed to mean? Simply that he thinks Paul VI was a great guy?