Miracles

WHY DON'T WE SEE MIRACLES TODAY OF THE TYPE DESCRIBED IN THE BIBLE?

Because miracles are not newsworthy for our secular society; you seldom hear mention of them in the media. But miracles are still happening, even in our times. Miracles are required for the process of the canonization of saints. Pope John Paul II canonized many people during his pontificate, all of these canonizations required approved miracles (see The Congregation for the Causes of Saints, www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/csaints). The criteria the Church sets for the canonization of saints is very stringent, it can take many years before their approval, so you can be sure of the authenticity of miracles when the Church approves them. For example, look into the abundant evidence on the Internet for the following approved miracles of the Church (many of which are ongoing and can be seen even today): the Eucharistic miracles such Lanciano and Orvieto; the long list of incorrupt saints such as Bernadette Soubirous and Catherine Laboure'; the list of miracles recorded by the medical bureau at Lourdes; the detail of the miracle of the sun at Fatima in 1917; the tilma of Juan Diego in Mexico (the visionary of our Lady of Guadalupe); the stigmata of St Padre Pio.



* Please note that this text should be read in the context of the whole work and in recognition of the appropriate paragraphs of the Catechism of the Catholic Church highlighted in the index.