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Vatican legitimizes process of exorcism

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This is ridiculous. It raises serious questions about the involvement of religious officials and medical professionals in mental health care. Vatican recognizes International Association of Exorcists – UPI.com. The International Association of Exorcists has been formally recognized by the Vatican’s Holy See, an indication the Catholic Church approves of the controversial practice of exorcism. The…

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…

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…

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…