Rorate Caeli

A new Doctor of the Church?

The semi-official daily of the Church in France, La Croix, reported yesterday that the procedure for the proclamation of Saint John of Avila Doctor of the Church is all but completed.

The move was first proposed by the Spanish episcopate. After a favorable opinion of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the matter was considered by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints which, on May 3, also approved the proclamation. The proclamation is now under the final consideration of the Holy Father, who could issue the announcement during "World Youth Day", in Madrid (Aug. 2011).

La Croix also mentions that "there are no other causes of doctors of the Church under analysis", and that the "cause of Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort is 'suspended'."

[Tip: Le Salon Beige]