So That All May Believe: The “Miracle of the Sun”

It was raining at the Cova da Iria on October 13, 1917--raining so much, in fact, that the crowds gathered there, their clothing drenched and dripping, slipped in the puddles and along the trails of mud.   Those who had umbrellas opened them against the downpour, but they were still splashed and sodden.  All waited, their eyes on three peasant children who had promised a miracle.And then, at high noon, something remarkable happened:  The clouds broke, and the sun appeared in the sky.  U … [Read more...]

Medjugorje: What I Saw at the Apparition

This week, the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sent a letter instructing U.S. bishops not to permit appearances of the Medjugorje visionaries in their churches unless and until the apparitions are ruled to be authentic.The news sparked a firestorm of commentary, of both the "I-told-you-so" variety and the "Oh-no-they're-wrong" variety.Given all the excitement in the blogosphere, I thought I'd share my personal report of an experience I had a dozen or so years ago, … [Read more...]


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