According to Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, the appeal of the saints and their concrete examples of holiness give them “an undeniably positive role to play in this time of new evangelization,” since they are living proof that the church is holy.
Dude Cardinal Amato – since all saints have to be dead before they’re canonized, how can dead people be “living proof”? WTF?
In a new book, currently available only in Italian, Cardinal Amato writes that it’s easy to understand how people can question the church’s holiness when they see the sinful behavior of some of its members. But the good, loving and charitable activities of other members are the best evidence that the church truly is the holy body of Christ, he says.
>Snort of derision<
Come on, Dude – really? If you’ve got any extra of whatever it is you’re smoking, please send some my way!