posted on 10/31/2008 3:01:59 PM PDT
there was nothing there -- only dust
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
posted on 10/31/2008 3:07:53 PM PDT
(1 of every 10 people you pass in the mall is here illegally)
"This was the greatest churchman of the 19th century,"...and there was nothing there -- only dust." ... the cardinal's body had simply disintegrated in the 118 years since it was interred.
Clearly a miracle. Isn't this what happened to Mary? Let's venerate the red tassels. ;O)
posted on 10/31/2008 3:36:53 PM PDT
The overwhelming majority of Catholic canonized saints have only skeletal remains or less. Hardly any are preserved in a state even resembling “incorruptibility,” and in no way is such preservation considered a requirement to be met in the canonization process. God may choose, in His omniscience, to preserve some remains entirely, and not others. He alone is sovereign, and He has His reasons, either way.
So, given all that, your point in posting this (old) article is...what...exactly?
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