It seems, said my friend, that the Church contradicts itself. On the one hand, Catholic teaching declares revelation complete with the close of the apostolic era. Yet consider the canonization of, say, Joan of Arc. It appears a Catholic must believe one of the following:
1. Revelation continues. It was revealed to the Pope in 1920 that Joan of Arc was in heaven.
2. Revelation ended with the apostles, but before the Ascension, Christ gave Peter a long list of those who would eventually be canonized and Joan's name was on the list.
3. There is no revelation concerning Joan of Arc and we have no way of knowing where she is now.
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