May 2014

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I like to think it speaks well for John XXIII that the mandatory miracle had to be waived on his behalf. There was none to be found, not a trace. No pious Catholic had the heart to come forward with a crumb of evidence that the man who had convened Vatican II—its touted spirit and all its works—was released from purgatory so soon. No need to fret over the waiver. It is just possible that John was either too reticent or too canny to deliver the customary cure. Continue Reading