So the Church and the world have two more saints.
I wrote two weeks ago about the infallibility of canonizations and we can rest assured of the infallibility that Popes John Paul II and John XXII are in heaven.
Of course, there are lots and lots of people in Heaven who will never be nor considered for canonization by the Church. The reason why is that only few saints live lives of public significance and of such heroic virtue that they will be put forth by the Church as clear models to be emulated.
Whom the Church chooses to put through this process, the reasons why, and the process itself are all fallible prudential decisions made by people of the Church.
Establishing heroic virtue and and putting people forth as persons to be emulated is tricky business. It is tricky because at the end of the day, these people are people and during their earthly sojourns, they undoubtedly made mistakes…