Catholic leaders are trying to track down evidence of a miracle performed by Pope John Paul the II so that he can qualify for sainthood. If they have to hunt for it, I’m thinking his miracle must not have been too miraculous.
Krakow’s Roman Catholic archbishop spoke Tuesday of a possible miracle performed by Pope John Paul II in France that a church tribunal will focus on as the Vatican pursues its case for beatification.
Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz, who was personal secretary to John Paul, told reporters in Rome that “there are no problems with miracles because there are many, but they have picked one because they don’t need more.”
Pressed further, Dziwisz added: “Maybe this I can say: they have picked (one in) France.”
The Vatican needs proof of a miracle before it can proclaim John Paul eligible for sainthood, and a church tribunal from the archdiocese of Krakow, Poland, has been gathering evidence from witnesses.
Dziwisz said the process was “proceeding very well” and could be over as soon as March, the ANSA news agency reported.
“There are many testimonies, we must choose the most accurate ones to show the personality of John Paul II,” Dziwisz was quoted as saying.
Matthew 24:24 “For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the electâ€”if that were possible.”
II Thessalonians 2:9-10 “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.”
In another article on the miracle hunt I found this:
Information will now be gathered on the former pope’s life and teachings, including all private writings from the period before he became pope, and checked for orthodoxy to ensure that he expressed no heretical views.
Now, why would they need to check his writings for heresy? The man is supposed to be infallible and Christ’s representative on earth. Surely they can trust his writings to be accurate on Catholic doctrine.