Saints and Eye Rolling

I had given up blogging for Lent, but Jim Martins piece in the New York Times this morning has caused me to backslide.I found the closing comments pretty striking:Catholics should welcome the Vaticans insistence on increased rigor in its saint-making guidelines. The redoubled commitment to an impartial judging of a saints life demonstrates that the church does not create saints as much as it simply recognizes them. Likewise, its renewed reminders that, for the church, miracles are serious scientific business, may make it more difficult for agnostics and atheists to disbelieve.And easier for believers to believe.Do we really want to say that miracles are a serious scientific business?You can find the essay, Trial of the Saints, here.

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