“The Second Vatican Council was the main event in the Church in the 20th Century. In principle, it meant an end to the hostilities between the Church and modernism, which was condemned in the First Vatican Council”
Further, what does this mean for Francis' concept of sainthood? Can the Church's previous condemnations of heresy be in error? Can dogma "evolve" to the point where what was formerly heretical is now seen as good? Can what was once obstinate defiance turn into "heroic virtue"? And if Francis sees even previous heretics worthy of canonization, did not Remnant columnist Peter Crenshaw have a point when he recently asked the following:
If, on April 27, 2014 Pope Francis declares John Paul II to be a “saint”, but by “saint” he means an “ecumenical witness to the Faith” which could just as well be someone like the Baptist Martin Luther King or the Lutheran Dietrich Bonhoeffer, is he truly intending to use papal infallibility to bind what the Church has always bound in a canonization? Or is he rather formally recognizing ecumenical examples whose lives he believes we can learn from?
The combox is open for anyone who wants to take a guess who the Pope is referring to.