Plain-spoken wisdom from one of my favorite Catholic bloggers yesterday:
Not that canonization is an endorsement of everything the saint ever did. As Fr Benedict [Groeschel] once said “You can go to hell imitating the vices of the saints.” As for me, flawed saints are proof that God sets a pretty low standard, and salvation is near-universal. Asshole saints (not that John or John Paul are remotely assholes) are a sign of hope.
Caelum et Terra is worth regular visits.