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Doctors Say They Were Cured At Healing Services (Past Prez of Cleveland Academy of Medicine)Part5
News Channel 5 ^ | February 25, 2005

Posted on 02/25/2005 1:41:52 PM PST by Diago

Doctors Say They Were Cured At Healing Services

Woman Claims To Be Healed After Accident

UPDATED: 1:41 pm EST February 24,


CLEVELAND -- The miraculous healings reported in Cleveland at the hands of Dr. Issam Nemeh and three other healers are creating a stir among medical doctors, NewsChannel5 reported.

Ted Henry said that some dismiss the accounts altogether, some say it's a placebo effect, but others within the medical profession are more open to this than you might think.

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Nemeh, his wife, Cathy, Sister Monica and Father Robert Welsh are four faith healers drawing people to Cleveland from around the country. Many of the sick who come to Cleveland leave believing they've been healed.

Linda Sever saw an orthopedic specialist, a neurologist and a vascular surgeon after a crushing accident to her head. No one could help her until she met Nemeh.

"That night is when I came home. I came here to Dr. Nemeh’s office, I had an appointment for that evening and on that day, thank God, I was healed," Sever said.

She was in agony until she was completely healed.

"I had gone through so much. It was from my accident, all the way through May when I came to see Dr. Nemeh. That time, having so many physicians who weren’t able to help me; multiple urologists, orthopedic doctors, chiropractors, masotherapy. It was one visit," Sever said.

Sever and her twin sister, Laura, are so grateful for the healing that they now attend the healing church services often, just to be in prayerful support for others who are sick.

Doctors are also among those at the services to be healed.

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"About a year ago, I had a horrible shoulder. My right shoulder was frozen," said Dr. Ted Castelle.

Henry said there’s hardly a person in Cleveland who does not recognize Castelle, NewsChannel5’s medical expert for 25 years.

It was at St. Angela Catholic Church in Fairview Park on Aug. 14, 2004 that Castelle said he had an experience which he will never forget.

Castelle’s frozen shoulder, inflammation of the muscles that resulted in scar tissue and chronic pain, was degenerative and getting worse, Henry said. He couldn’t move it. His own doctors and physical therapists offered little help, until he met Nemeh in this church:

"And then Dr. Nemeh looks to me right in the eye with those deep set eyes and he said, 'Do you want to be healed, too?' I was just standing there to push my wife around. I didn’t know what to say and I said, 'Well, yeah,'" Castelle said.

Nemeh prayed over Castelle and before he knew it, he could move his shoulder again.

Castelle, a former president of Cleveland’s Academy of Medicine, claims Nemeh made him feel 95 percent better.

Besides Castelle, a doctor from MetroHealth Medical Center attends the healing services, believing miracles occur. Oral surgeon, Dr. Michael Hudec, also says Nemeh healed him.

"I had a bad hand, you know I am a surgeon and so I gotta use my hands," Hudec said. "So I had this chronic pain in my hand and the orthopedic surgeon was giving me injections for it. And so I thought, well what the heck, I’ll go see Dr. Nemeh. I don’t know him but I’ve heard all about him."

Hudec said Nemeh healed him of his bad hand, numbness in his leg from an earlier sickness and other problems.

"All of those were gone and I being somewhat of a naysayer. I thought that was kind of odd and to this day my numbness is gone and I had chronic incision pain and that’s all gone," Hudec said.

People’s claims of healings from minor problems to major ailments, including cancer, number more than Henry can report. Dr. Scot Remick at the Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals is careful not to judge it.

"So I’ve certainly been around long enough in the practice of medicine taking care of cancer patients that in many scenarios, obviously they’re infrequent, but you do see miracle cases, miracle outcomes," Remick said.

He said medicine is now re-evaluating alternative healings as never before, and that he personally would never discourage his patients from it.

Most of my colleagues have been in practice for many, many years and have what they call miracle patients," Remick said. "Things happen for sometimes unexplained reasons and I am not here to second guess that."

Castelle is not about to second guess what happened to him with the help of Nemeh’s spiritual healing.

"I don’t know what to call it. All I know is my shoulder is better and I think the Lord has had something to do with it, and I am delighted," Castelle said.

He reminds us that he is a scientist first. He emphasizes that medicine should be everyone’s first course of action.

The next healing service is at St. Peter and Paul in Garfield Heights at noon on March 13. Get the list of healing services, here.

You can share your experiences with Ted by e-mailing him at

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events
KEYWORDS: faithhealing

1 posted on 02/25/2005 1:41:52 PM PST by Diago
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2 posted on 02/25/2005 1:43:21 PM PST by Diago
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3 posted on 02/25/2005 2:01:07 PM PST by Diago
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Kind of makes me want to go down there myself.

They don't go into as much detail about the priest and nun. I wonder what their stories are -- like are they part of the Catholic Charismatic movement?

4 posted on 02/25/2005 9:28:19 PM PST by KittyKares
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As the very successful past president of Cleveland largest all boys high school, Father Robert Welsh is well known in the Cleveland area. During his years as president, the Jesuit high school transformed from your typical liberal Jesuit high school into a fairly orthodox, conservative one. Now that he has departed, it is quickly reverting back to be a typical Jesuit school.

Father Welsh has spoken at pro-life rallies before and has urged those present that they must "vote pro-life."

Until he became involved with this "healing ministry," he never before appeared to be a "charismatic" Catholic.

He is beloved by local Catholic leaders, both conservatives and liberals. His involvement with this "ministry" without a doubt gave it instant credibility and is the reason a local news station would devote six consecutive nights to the story.

5 posted on 02/26/2005 3:52:30 AM PST by Diago
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Thank you for the information.

6 posted on 02/26/2005 11:15:52 PM PST by KittyKares
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