Tag: Miracles

Texas bishop calls reported Marian apparitions a ‘fabrication’

Texas bishop calls reported Marian apparitions a ‘fabrication’

| August 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

In an Aug. 26 letter to local Catholics, Bishop Michael F. Olson of Fort Worth, Texas, said recent “purported apparitions, messages and miracles” of Mary that he had cautioned Catholics about weeks before “are, in fact, a fabrication.”

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Louisiana chef says Fatima trip led to healing of debilitating foot injury

Louisiana chef says Fatima trip led to healing of debilitating foot injury

| Bonny Van | June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

When meeting Louisiana chef John Folse, one immediately learns he is a man who believes in his Catholic faith.

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‘Miracle Hunter’ speaking in St. Anthony, New Brighton

‘Miracle Hunter’ speaking in St. Anthony, New Brighton

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Michael O’Neill, known as “the Miracle Hunter,” will be speaking Sept. 23-25 in St. Cloud, St. Anthony and New Brighton.

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Seek Jesus’ healing in the confessional

Seek Jesus’ healing in the confessional

| Deacon Robert Gonnella | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our readings this week are all about being seen. We hear in the first reading that it is not until Samuel sees David that he is able to anoint him and bestow the gifts of the Lord upon him. St. Paul tells us in the second reading that even though we were once in darkness, we are now light in the Lord. Thus, we are to live as children of the light and do the things that are pleasing in the sight of God. Finally, the Gospel tells us that it is not until Jesus sees the blind man that he is able to perform the miracle of restoring his sight. All of these readings show us how important it is for us to be seen by the Lord. While this may seem like a simple point, it is one worth reflecting on in order for us to grow in our spiritual lives.

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Miracles for sainthood; God and masculine pronoun

Miracles for sainthood; God and masculine pronoun

| Father Kenneth Doyle | December 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. I have read that miracles are required before someone can be proclaimed a saint. Can you tell me more about the process and perhaps give some examples of miracles for saints recently canonized?

Q. I would very much like to know the Church’s official position on whether God should be referred to as “Father” (that is, in masculine terms) or as a genderless being.

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Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles

Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

In an effort to ensure transparency as well as historical and scientific accuracy, Pope Francis has approved revised norms for the Congregation for Saints’ Causes regarding medical consultations on healings alleged to be miracles.

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St. Sharbel relics coming to Maronite churches

St. Sharbel relics coming to Maronite churches

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Maronite Catholics have heard about the miracles — reportedly thousands of them. Some parishioners of St. Maron Maronite Church in Minneapolis say they’ve even witnessed them. Now, all Catholics have the opportunity to venerate first-class relics from the man credited with miracles claimed from Lebanon to the U.S. — St. Sharbel Makhlouf.

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New book explores Church tension between reason and the supernatural

New book explores Church tension between reason and the supernatural

| September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

John Thavis, a journalist, retired Catholic News Service Rome bureau chief and St. Paul resident digs into miracles, relics and exorcism in his new book, “The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions and Miracles in the Modern Age,” which will be published Sept. 15. The author of “The Vatican Diaries.”

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Why does God choose to heal some but not others?

Why does God choose to heal some but not others?

| Deacon Michael Barsness | June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why does God heal some but not others? This is a perturbing question that many might ask when considering the readings for this weekend. Many do not receive the miracles they are looking for; yet, some do.

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