postulator


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pos·tu·la·tor

 (pŏs′chə-lā′tər)
n.
1. One who postulates.
2. Roman Catholic Church A church official who presents a plea for canonization or beatification.

postulator

(ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪtə)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a person, usually a priest, deputed to prepare and present a plea for the beatification or canonization of some deceased person

postulator

a priest who submits a plea for beatification or canonization.
See also: Catholicism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.postulator - (Roman Catholic Church) someone who proposes or pleads for a candidate for beatification or canonization
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
2.postulator - someone who assumes or takes something for granted as the basis of an argument
affirmer, asserter, asseverator, avower, declarer - someone who claims to speak the truth; "a bold asserter"; "a declarer of his intentions"; "affirmers of traditional doctrine"; "an asseverator of strong convictions"; "an avower of his own great intelligence"
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Gabory is the French Dominican priest, who was appointed as postulator by the Darwin Ramos Association to prove before the newly created diocesan tribunal that is now collecting pieces of evidence of the former street scavenger's supposed holiness.
Thomas de Gabory, Postulator of the Cause from the Darwin Ramos Association in France presented the petition.
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In an edict issued on July 28, 2009, then Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo authorized the start of the process for her canonization, which was formally petitioned by the postulator, Fr.
"This is good news for the declaration of validity gives permission for the postulator of the said cause to start with the composition of the 'positio,'" said Fr.
They will need to name a formal intermediary, called the "postulator," who will promote the cause of the saint.
(The 50-year waiting period for beatification has been dropped.) Upon Rome's approval, the local diocese appoints a postulator, who gathers evidentiary materials--writings by the candidate, testimonials from eyewitnesses, and second-hand accounts.
(7) From 1984 Gardiner was Postulator of the Cause for her canonisation, a post which involved extensive research in Rome and around Australia and New Zealand.
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Working closely with the postulator for the cause, historian Roberto Morozzo della Rocca had unique access to the official archives detailing Romero's life and unpublished documents showing his relationship with St.
Bob Wild (the postulator for Doherty's cause) who granted me access to Doherty's archives for my collection of her writings, Catherine de Hueck Doherty: EssentialWritings, ed.