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What’s a Saint, Anyway?

What’s a Saint, Anyway?

The Atlantic - Kathy Gilsinan

As the pope canonizes a controversial figure, it’s worth remembering the centuries of controversy surrounding sainthood itself. How does a person get canonized? Or, to be more precise, what is it that distinguishes the 10,000 or so official Catholic saints from the rest of us 1.2 billion Catholic …

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