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Lucien Bégule (1848–1935), “St. Irenaeus,” in the Church of St. Irenaeus in Lyon, France. (photo: Register Files)

What is a heresy, and who is a heretic?

By Father John P. Cush, EWTN News, November 30, 2019

Father John P. Cush Rev. John P. Cush is a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. He serves as Academic Dean and as a formation advisor at the Pontifical North American College, Vatican City-State. ..

This plea from the U.S. Bishops Conference will then be communicated to the Vatican and, according to Bishop Rhodes, will have to follow this procedure:

If there is a desire to have the saint named a doctor of the church, the promoter of the cause must do further research and study and reach out to solicit broader consensus across nations that this would be a worthy pursuit. … The congregation has said that the support of entire episcopal conferences is very helpful in discerning these types of petitions. …

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