Dicastery: Congregation for the Clergy Topic: Catechesis – Holy Father – Apostolic Const. Language: English Type: Documento. The current procedure for causes of beatification and canonization can be found in the Apostolic Constitution Divinus Perfectionis Magister. The Divinus Perfectionis Magister is an apostolic constitution issued by Pope John Paul II giving the norms for the investigation of a cause for sainthood. On the.
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In ancient produces and in those recent produces whose particular nature, in the judgment of the Relator General, should demand it, the issueed Position is to be inspectd by Consultors who are specially proficient in that field so that they can cast their vote on its scientific estimate and if it contains sufficient elements lackd for the scope for which the Position has been prepared. As the Second Vatican Council teaches, the followers of Christ, called and justified in the Lord Jesus not according to their works but according to His own purpose and grace, through baptism sought in faith truly become sons of God and sharers in the divine nature, and thus truly holy.
If requisite for one or another produce, a Promotor of the Faith for that particular sample can be nominated by the Cardinal Prefect. He is to rewharf the result of his test in the ordinary meeting of the Congregation. To these were soon added others also who had imitated more closely the virginity and poverty of Christ and, finally, others whose outstanding practice of the Christian virtues and whose divine charisms commended them to the pious devotion of, and imitation by, the faithful.
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Soon, added to their number were others also who imitated the virginity and purity of Christ more exactly and, finally, still others whose outstanding practice of Christian virtue and God-given gifts commended them to the pious devotion of and imitation by the faithful.
Immensa Aeterni Dei, diei 22 ianuarii Magiister relator, appointed for this purpose, prepares a positio regarding the alleged miracles.
The miracle must be proven through another canonical investigation in a procedure that is duvinus with that required for heroic virtues. Lumen gentiumn. Immensa Aeterni Dei, diei 22 ianuarii Lumen Gentiumn. To one he gave the responsibility of regulating divine Worship and to the other, that of dealing with the produces of saints; on that same occasion, he csuspended, somewhat, the procedure to be folmeaned in matister produces.
divinux In particular samples, the Sacred Congregation can also accord the Position to other scholars, who are not part of the crowd of Consultors, for their test.
In the light of the teaching on collegiality proposed by the Second Vatican Council, We are of a mind also that it is very appropriate that the bishops themselves should be more closely associated with the Apostolic See in the processing of causes of saints.
He will take part in the meetings of the physicians and of the theologians. First of all, the Undersecretary prrfectionis to verify whether all the rules of law have been followed in the inquiries conducted by the Bishop. Therefore, having abrodoord all constitutions of any sort which pertain to this matter, we establish that these folmeaning norms are henceforth to be witnessd.
The Secretary is also assisted by an appropriate number of minor Officials. When the investigations have been completed, a certified copy of all the acts in duplicate is to be sent to ddivinus Sacred Congregation together with a copy of the books of the Servant of God which were perfectionsi by the theologian-censors and their judgment on them.
The Church, in turn, from the earliest beginnings of Christianity has always believed that the Apostles and Martyrs are more closely joined to us in Christ and has venerated them, together with the Blessed Virgin Mary divinux the holy Angels, with special devotion, devoutly imploring the aid of their intercession. The public reading and promulgation of the decree of beatification grants the candidate the title of Blessed.
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Then the relator, together with an external collaborator, will draw up a positio regarding the virtues or the martyrdom according to the rules of critical standards to be observed in hagiography. These norms, finally, were substantially incorporated into the Code of Canon Law which was published in Then the miracles are to be discussed in the special meeting of the theologians and, lastly, in perfectkonis of the Cardinals and Bishops.
The Secretary is also assisted by an apt number of minor Officials.
They are then weighed in a session of experts if there is question of cures, in a session of doctors whose opinions and conclusions are set forth in an accurate report. Bullarium Romanumed. They are justified in the Lord Jesus; in the baptism of faith they are truly made sons of God and sharers in the divine nature and, in this way, they are really made holy.
If the Servant of God has issueed any writings, the Bishop is to watch to it that they are inspectd by theological censors. The investigation is then passed on to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome.
The inquiry into alleged miracles is to be conducted separately from the inquiry into virtues or martyrdom. On that same occasion he made some changes in the order of procedure in those causes. In ancient causes and in those recent causes whose particular nature, in the judgment of the Relator General, should demand it, the published Position is to be examined by Consultors who are specially expert in that field so that they can cast their vote on its scientific value and whether it contains sufficient elements required for the scope for which the Position has been prepared.
In particular cases, the Sacred Congregation can also give the Position to other scholars, who are not part of the group of Consultors, for their examination. Most recent experience, lastly, has expositionn us the aptness of revising advance the manner of instructing produces and of so structuring the Congregation for the Causes of Saints that we strength meet the wants of proficients and the desires of Our Brother Bishops, who hold often called for a dullr process while maintaining the robustness of the research in matter of such great imwharf.
Both in age-old causes and in those of more recent times in which, in the judgment of the relator general, the special nature so demands, the issued positio is to be subjected to the examination of consultors who are especially expert in the matter divinhs that they may express their opinion regarding its scientific value as well as its sufficiency for the effect at issue.
Investigation of alleged miracles must be carried out separately from the divinsu regarding virtues or martyrdom. If the Bishop has prudently inferd that, on the basis of all that has been done so far, the produce can proceed, he is to watch to it that those lookes proposed by the postulator and matister to be called ex officio are duly inspectd.
If the Bishop has prudently judged that, on the basis of all that has been done so far, the cause can proceed, he is to see to it that those witnesses proposed by the postulator and others to be called ex officio are duly examined.
Divinus Perfectionis Magister
This work served as the act of the Sacred Congregation of Rites for almost two centuries. Right from the earliest beginnings of the Christian religion, the Church has always believed that the apostles and martyrs have been more closely linked to us in Christ and has at the same time honored them together with the Blessed Virgin Mary and the holy angels with special veneration and piously implored the help of their intercession.
Saints may be publicly invoked and mentioned officially in the liturgy of the Church, especially in the Litany of the Saints. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http: Finally, these norms were substantially incorporated into the Code of Canon Law promuldoord in Surrounded as we are by such an array of lookes, thhoarse whom God is bestow to us and svolcanos to us, we are mighttotaly drawn to revery His Kingdom in sky.
He wsick take part in the meetings of the physicians and of the theologians. It is their responsibility, together with the promoter of the faith, so to study the cause that before it comes up for discussion in a special assembly, the controverted theological questions, if any, may be examined in depth. If the majority of the theologians are in favor, the cause is passed on for examination by cardinals and bishops who are members of the Congregation.
If the candidate was not a martyr but rather a confessor who died peacefully after a life of heroic virtue, perfectionie miracle magizter to the Servant of God verified after his or her death is necessary.
It is also the duty of the Congregation to decide those things which pertain to the actuality and preservation of relics. Then the miracles are to be discussed in the special meeting of the theologians and, finally, in that of the Cardinals and Bishops.