6. A Better Devil’s Advocate

“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”

—John Wooden

The Roman Catholic Church declares certain very special deceased women and men to be saints. What does it mean to be a saint? The Catholic Church bestows this honor upon individuals who lived extraordinary lives of virtue and holiness. Catholics ask the saints to pray for them, to intercede on their behalf with God. As individuals try to improve themselves and serve others more effectively, they look to the saints as exemplars.

To become a saint, a person must be nominated after he or she has died. Then an investigation takes place. Church officials examine how that person lived, what he or she wrote, and what type of impact the ...

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