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Vatican 'miracle' criteria revealed

Posted on Sunday, 14 July, 2013 | Comment icon 4 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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The Miracle Commission sifts through thousands of claims a year in their search for new miracles.

In order for someone to become a Saint they must have two miracles attributed to them after they have died and it is the job of the Miracle Commission to decide which claims qualify for this. According to their criteria, a person who is suffering from a critical illness for example would need to go on to recover after being told that they have no chance of survival in order for it to be considered a miracle. To decide who the miracle should be attributed to the commission examines who the afflicted had prayed to prior to their recovery.

"99.9 percent of these are medical miracles," said Michael O'Neill who runs a miracles website. "They need to be spontaneous, instantaneous and complete healing. Doctors have to say, 'We don't have any natural explanation of what happened.'"

"In the Catholic religion, saints are people who are in heaven with God."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by pallidin on 14 July, 2013, 19:53
I like the statement from the article: "They need to be spontaneous, instantaneous and complete healing. Doctors have to say, 'We don't have any natural explanation of what happened.'" Whereas I'm not all that keen with any organized "religion", I find that to be a responsible, mature statement.
Comment icon #2 Posted by dibatag on 14 July, 2013, 22:27
I don't think there would be to many popes and priests up thire in heaven given the history of the last 2000yrs
Comment icon #3 Posted by Doug1o29 on 15 July, 2013, 12:59
Ever read Dante's Inferno? It's a tour of hell. The travelers meet several ex-Popes, cardinals and priests. For that matter, ever read history? There were some Popes who would make Mafia dons look like choir boys. It is said that the Lord uses the good and the evil use the Lord. Doug
Comment icon #4 Posted by the L on 26 July, 2013, 7:18
There are many miracles of Jesus describe in other texts which are not in Bible.

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