This makes me laugh, another priest performed a miracle.
So, as the story goes, the priest died in 1908, but the miracle was performed many years after his death. In a nutshell, an 8 yr old boy injured his foot (a farm tractor rode over it, as discovered in further internet searches), and members of the Oblate Sisters of St Francis de Sales prayed for him for 9 days, and he made a full recovery.
It's a miracle because "Doctors who had examined the case could offer no medical or scientific explanation for the boy's dramatic recovery, said a statement from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints"
Talk about inflating your own ego.
Let me think about this:1) They have absolute and irrefutable proof that it was the praying that healed the boy's foot, yeah right!!2) Their prayers are more powerful that's god's will, because he let the accident happen in the first place.3) The story says it happened many years after his death, so the priest dies, and he gets accredited with the miracle and now he is one step closer to sainthood, yet he wasn't even there to see the boy, or pray for him.4) As for the proof, many years after 1908, did they have the technology they have today to make a proper medical assessment? Did they have x-rays to check the bone structure for damage, did they keep proper medical records for doctors to be able to make a true medical assessment roughly 100 years later?5) What investigative processes where followed? Did they look into the ground? Maybe it was soft and muddy, and the tractor just pushed his foot into the mud, enough to hurt him, but not enough to do permanent physical damage.
The full story:http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10835967&ref=rss
I love these "miracles", because it shows you that the stories in the bible are manifested heaps of steamy horse manure, and that the church is still perpetuating this manure, and unfortunately gullible people are still eating this manure and believing it to be tasty and good.
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