Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Possible Eucharistic Miracle In Poland

Weird seeing a story like this on Yahoo. Apparently, this was back in 2008. Now, you've got physicians confirming that the spot is cardiac muscle.

Roman Catholics in Poland gathered Sunday for a special Mass celebrating what they see as a miracle: the appearance on a communion wafer of a dark spot that they are convinced is part of the heart of Jesus.

The communion wafer in question developed a brown spot in 2008 after falling on the floor during a Mass in the eastern Polish town of Sokolka. Two medical doctors determined that the spot was heart muscle tissue, church officials have said.

Bialystok Archbishop Edward Ozorowski said during the Mass that in history, the "substance of Christ's body or blood has become available to the human senses, and this also happened in Sokolka.

"For God, nothing is impossible," Ozorowski said.

The dark-spotted wafer was carried aloft in a reliquary by a golden-robed priest in a procession and was put on display in the town's church of St. Anthony as about 1,000 faithful looked on, according to a report and footage carried by the TV station TVN...

The wafer was dropped by a priest celebrating communion in 2008. In accordance with church practice, the priest placed the wafer in water to dissolve it. Several days later a nun found that the wafer had not dissolved completely, and found a red mark on it.

These always make for great stories. What makes them even better are the efforts of the unbelievers to explain the whole thing away. In true Agent Scully fashion:

A group of rationalists complained about the matter in 2008, and called on authorities to investigate if a murder or other crime was involved if human flesh was indeed found on the wafer. Police say they have no evidence of any crime.

Think about that. These folks seem to be saying that it's more likely than some sort of murder, of which there has never been any proof, occurred in this church building on the exact spot where the Host fell than there being an Almighty God who worked a miracle.

And they say we religious folks ignore evidence. Geez.

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