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After St. John of Avila: other candidates to be 'doctor of the Church'

August 22, 2011

Now that Pope Benedict XVI has named St. John of Avila a doctor of the Church, Sandro Magister of L'Espresso runs down the list of others who might be accorded that honor.

Among the candidates are Bernardine of Siena, Bridget of Sweden, Cyril and Methodius, Hildegard of Bingen, Ignatius Loyola, John Bosco, Louis-Marie Grignon de Montfort, Margaret Mary Alacoque, and Vincent de Paul.


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  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 22, 2011 7:33 PM ET USA

    If Ignatius Loyola becomes a Doctor of the Church, the Jesuits will be even more insufferable than they are now.