MY COUSIN THE SAINT
A Search for Faith, Family, and Miracles
by Justin Calanoso

Is it really a miracle?

The Independent reports: “Pope Benedict was this week reported to be deeply concerned by the explosion in the number of “pseudo-mystics” who claim a hotline to God. Like many within the traditional hierarchy, he is afraid that these witnesses end up in conflict with the Church and lure the Catholic faithful out of the pews and into cult-like groups…New guidelines are being drawn up for local bishops on how to tackle (apparitions). It is the biggest clampdown on phoney apparitions and their associated industries for decades. Pope John Paul II was sometimes criticised for his love of miracles, and the outpourings of popular devotion that come with them.” The rest of the story is here

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