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How many angels can fit in the head of an angelologist?

NOT an accurate depiction of an angel. Painting by Bernhard Plockhorst. (From Wikicommons)

Self-proclaimed angel expert priest says OH YES, there are angels, just as their are demons. They just don’t have fluffy wings. Where do we draw the line on making stuff up and expertise on supernatural beings? Angels Exist But Have No Wings, Says Church. Catholic Church “angelologist” Father Renzo Lavatori says the celestial beings are…

A supernatural-related job should be decided supernaturally

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The Holy Spirit, not just any spirit, helped elect the new Pope. Pope Francis elected after supernatural ‘signs’ in the Conclave, says Cardinal – Telegraph. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the Archbishop of Vienna, who was himself widely tipped as a possible successor to Pope Benedict, said he had personally had two “strong signs” that Cardinal Jorge…

Catholic Church inundated with exorcism requests; sets up phone-in advice line

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‘Hi, deliver me from evil’: Church sets up an exorcist hotline to deal with demand – The Independent. The Catholic Church has established an exorcist hotline in Milan, its biggest diocese, to cope with demand. Monsignor Angelo Mascheroni, the diocese’s chief exorcist since 1995, said the curia had also appointed twice as many exorcists to…

Petition to withdraw charges against Indian rationalist Sanal Edamaruku

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Various rationalist groups call for the withdrawal of charges against Sanal Edamaruku. We call on the Catholic Archdiocese of Bombay to withdraw their complaint against Indian Rationalist Sanal Edamaruku. Sanal Edamaruku, President of the Indian Rationalist Association, has for decades been a tireless campaigner for science and against superstition. He is widely known for his exposure of…

Vatican handbook to authenticate Virgin Mary sightings now available!

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Vatican details rules on Virgin Mary sightings. The Vatican has published rules to evaluate the authenticity of the dozens of apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported each year. The norms mandate that the local bishop must conduct a “serious investigation” to ascertain, with “at least great probability,” whether the Marian apparition effectively took place. The…

Intrigue at the Vatican: Predicted death of the Pope (not a new Dan Brown novel)

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The Pope Will Die Within a Year? : Discovery News. Pope Benedict XVI will die within a year, according to a top-secret document published on Friday by the Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano. Dismissed by the Vatican as “nonsense not to be taken seriously,” the anonymous report is dated Dec 30, 2011. Like a Dan Brown-style…

Vatican declares a miracle and sainthood based upon it

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NPR.org » Vatican Declares Boy’s Recovery A ‘Miracle’. In this near tragedy, A boy is diagnosed with flesh eating bacterium infection. But the doctors’ efforts to get ahead of the infection were unsuccessful, and Jake was given his last rites. Then, suddenly, the infection stopped, stunning the doctors. The Rev. Paul Pluth, of the Archdiocese…