Blog #6: How a miracle is confirmed and helpful quotes

The article that I read had several quotes and data points that would be great to source in my paper.

“For the cure to be considered miraculous, the disease must be serious and impossible (or at least very difficult) to cure by human means and not be in a stage at which it is liable to disappear shortly by itself. No medical treatment must have been given, or it must be certain that the treatment given has no reference to the cure. The healing must be spontaneous, complete and permanent.” This is a quote by Michael O’Neil, the founder of MiracleHunter.com.

This article had a great quote from the CCC: “the miracles of Christ and the saints, prophecies, the Church’s growth and holiness, and her fruitfulness and stability ‘are the most certain signs of divine Revelation, adapted to the intelligence of all’; they are ‘motives of credibility’ (motiva credibilitatis), which show that the assent of faith is ‘by no means a blind impulse of the mind.’” (CCC 156). It does a great job explaining the Church’s stance on the existence and purpose of miralces.

The amount of claims drastically surpasses the number of confirmed miracles. According to “the Lourdes Medical Commission, while documenting over 8,000 extraordinary cures, has only validated [70] of them.”

Kosloski, Philip. “This Is How Miracles Are Approved by the Church.” Aleteia, Aleteia, 14 May 2018, aleteia.org/2018/05/14/this-is-how-miracles-are-approved-by-the-church/.

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