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Why isn’t St. Ignatius of Loyola a Doctor of the Church?

With recent news that Pope Benedict XVI will appoint Hildegard von Bingen as a Doctor of the Church, I am once again asking (okay, shouting), “Why isn’t St. Ignatius of Loyola a Doctor of the Church?!” No offense, Hilde. I’m really eager to get to know you better – after all, you will be just the fourth woman to make this esteemed list. But I am perplexed why someone who has made such lasting contributions to the Church hasn’t also been formally recognized as a Doctor. Now that legendary Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo will finally be inducted into the Baseball Hall . . . → Read More: I Stand With Iggy!