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St. Padre Pio's body to be exhumed, displayed for veneration
Catholic News Service ^ | Jan-8-2008 | Catholic News Service

Posted on 01/26/2008 7:47:14 AM PST by Ottofire

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1 posted on 01/26/2008 7:47:16 AM PST by Ottofire
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To: Ottofire

“to verify the condition of the saint’s body and find a way to ensure its preservation.”

Why? If the soul has left, isn’t it a useless shell?


2 posted on 01/26/2008 7:53:22 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

Indeed.


3 posted on 01/26/2008 8:06:11 AM PST by dadgum
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To: Proud2BeRight

Historically speaking, the incorruptibility of the mortal remains is looked at as one of the many signs of sainthood. St. Bernadette of Lourdes body is incorrupt as are many other bodies of saints throughout the ages.


4 posted on 01/26/2008 8:53:47 AM PST by pbear8 (The innocent cry out to God)
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many of the saints bodies are incorrupt, defying so-call science....just another sign of God’s power to his people.


5 posted on 01/26/2008 9:10:06 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: Ottofire

An attack on the blessed memory of St. Padre Pio was attempted not long ago in the press. A so-called journalist insinuated that Padre Pio’s purchase of carbolic acid was evidence of deliberately inducing his stigmata.

The fact that the first step for anyone with stigmatic wounds is supposed to be a attempt to cure them naturally, — and therefore to disinfect them — was not mentioned by the “journalist”.

People should be able to venerate Padre Pio’s relics; he is among the most popular modern saints.


6 posted on 01/26/2008 9:10:37 AM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: pbear8

**..incorruptibility of mortal remains..**

Isn’t that an oxymoron????????

They are dead, right, they’re organs useless? Life is in the blood, and the blood in these corpses is dead!

Put any one of these bodies out in the sunshine, in the tropical heat of the equatorial regions, then come back a week later.

Going around digging up long dead bodies? You folks are morbid.


7 posted on 01/26/2008 10:37:17 AM PST by Zuriel (Acts 2:38,39....nearly 2,000 years and still working today!)
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To: Zuriel

That’s right. This rabbit’s foot lucky charm didn’t do much for the rabbit. LOL


8 posted on 01/26/2008 10:41:17 AM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: Ottofire
Digging up the dead to worship a corpse ?

9 posted on 01/26/2008 10:42:41 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: Zuriel

When Padre Pio is displayed, we’ll send you a picture.


10 posted on 01/26/2008 10:43:03 AM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: Zuriel

If I dug up a 40 year old corpse to display to the public, I have a hunch I’d be arrested.


11 posted on 01/26/2008 10:48:04 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Ottofire
Had you been paying attention you'd know that this is not a done deal. But that's what happens when you blindly repost an article from the 7th of January without searching first in yet another attempt to stir the pot.

Exhumation of Padre Pio contested

Padre Pio's body to be exhumed, venerated

12 posted on 01/26/2008 12:30:46 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: XeniaSt

Catholic saints are not dead and their bodies are often an object of public veneration, and always have been.


13 posted on 01/26/2008 1:15:35 PM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: Zuriel

And you are ignorant.


14 posted on 01/26/2008 1:28:46 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Good thing you are not attributing motives to someone never met. Jump to assumptions much?

I did a search and nothing came up.


15 posted on 01/26/2008 1:38:00 PM PST by Ottofire (For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God)
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To: annalex
Catholic saints are not dead and their bodies are often an object of public veneration, and always have been.

If he is not alive then he is dead !

What support do you have from Elohim's Word

to support the veneration of the dead ?

Or is it paganism ?

b'SHEM Yah'shua
16 posted on 01/26/2008 2:54:41 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: XeniaSt

I read somewhere that Padre’s family did not want his body exhumed.


17 posted on 01/26/2008 3:20:32 PM PST by zip.com
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To: Proud2BeRight; Ottofire; annalex

“Why? If the soul has left, isn’t it a useless shell?”

Veneration of relics (most often body parts) of saints is nearly as old as The Church. If I recall correctly, and Alex can if I am wrong, such veneration began in 155 AD after the martyrdom of +Polycarp.


18 posted on 01/26/2008 3:38:17 PM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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It’s funny you mention St. Polycarp, since today was his feast day on the pre-Vatican II sanctoral calendar. :-)


19 posted on 01/26/2008 3:40:53 PM PST by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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To: XeniaSt
If memory serves, there is no pre-Christian historical precedent of venerating, even worshipping a dead person's body. The Zoasterians (to this day) put their bodies on elevated platforms so carrion birds would dispose of them. The ancient Romans cremated their dead. So do the Hindus (to this day). The ancient Egyptians mummified their pharaohs and other key figures, but their bodies weren't the objects of worship or veneration either. They were closed up in tombs or pyramids.

The Chinese and Japanese engage in "ancestor worship," but even they cremated their dead, if memory serves.

20 posted on 01/26/2008 3:41:07 PM PST by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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