10 People Who Should Be Saints… But Aren’t.

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys explore reasons why the canonization of 10 famous Catholics hasn’t (yet) happened.

Episode 122:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Has Ven. Fulton Sheen’s cause been stalled by politics?
• Why being buried alive prevented a canonization
• The unjust slander against Pope Pius XII
• Did a kiss from a girl stall the cause of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati?
• Was G.K. Chesterton Anti-Semitic?
• Why Emperor Charlemagne is not considered a Saint
• and much more


7 comments on 10 People Who Should Be Saints… But Aren’t.

  1. Andrea says:

    Hi guys,
    Bishop Fulton J. Sheen was brilliant. I am sorry to learn that they put him politically on the back burner because of one critic essentially. I was not surprised to learn that he suffered much jealousy from others during his career. There’s a reason why jealousy is a sin. We even lie to ourselves about why we don’t like other people and lots of times it may come down to plain jealousy on some level.

    I need to read Chesterton just because Ryan Scheel recommends him so highly, and because this was one of my dad’s favorite authors as well.

    I am surprised, Ryan Scheel, that you are not a fan of Lord of the Rings or Tolkien! Many consider this a Catholic work. I read it a long time ago and saw the movie as well and loved it. Pope Pius 12th is a surprise to me too as far as not being up for canonization.

    All amazing picks. (I personally think my mother should be canonized. I think she even said this herself on more than one occasion during my childhood and teenage years.)

    I like how you outlined the sainthood process. First he/she is a Servant of God, then considered Venerable, and then Blessed means one miracle and Sainthood comes from two attributed miracles.

    We are all called to be saints according to Fr. Rich. (Hopefully, not martyrs of the faith but saints.) We all hear the voice of God differently.

    This was another good podcast and you may want to re-visit it with another list of overlooked people at some future date. Unsung heroes.

    Well, this was a nice break from wrapping and packing. Thank you. Moving shortly and over the next couple of weeks I have a busy schedule despite the pandemic. Trust me, I am not leaving my new digs except feet first out the freaking door!

    Take care,

  2. Jo jo says:

    Why hasn’t Blessed Francis Seelos been made a saint? And why aren’t any non Catholics named saints or have I just not heard about them? Maybe they don’t believe in naming them?

  3. James Preisendorfer says:

    Please give the correct spelling of Yarsha Popuo Larusso

  4. I enjoyed the show very much, but a point about the canonization of martyrs. Under current canonical legislation, no miracle is required for the beatification of someone declared to be a martyr. A miracle is required for the canonization of a martyr. One of the hosts said he never heard of a martyr that was not also canonized. What about Blessed Miguel Pro? Until just recently, Charles de Foucauld, who was mentioned, was Blessed Charles and was a martyr (beatified in 2005) and only now being canonized.

    Thanks for the great work!

    Rev. J. Francis Sofie, Jr.

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