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Old Mar 9, '12, 11:15 am
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Default Miracle of Chirattakonam

http://childrenoftheeucharist-waf.or...ttakonam_E.htm

Can someone please direct me to a source that lists this miracle as Church-approved? The priest at my university parish laughed at me, and said that this miracle is like "looking for Mother Theresa in a bagel." I was under the impression that this was official, but I haven't been able to find anything that says so explicitly.

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Old Mar 9, '12, 12:38 pm
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I hadn't heard of Chirattakonam before, but there's a Vatican-sponsored exhibit of church-recognized miracles that tours, and it's included there. So it would naturally follow, on the basis of its inclusion, that it's officially approved as one of the principal Eucharistic miracles:

http://www.therealpresence.org/eucha...r/engl_mir.htm

http://www.therealpresence.org/eucha...rattakonam.pdf

As far as actual commentary goes, the best I can find is this article:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-...n/988409/posts

which includes the testimony of Fr. Johnson Karoor, the parish priest, and the commentary of his superior, Archbishop Cyril Mar Baselios. I think it's important to note that the archbishop's commentary is in the present tense, which makes it sound like he's standing right there, and addressing fellow onlookers during the course of the miracle. Having the support and recognition from the local archbishop would definitely be an important component... I don't know about Eucharistic miracles specifically, but as far as apparitions go, I believe that the Vatican itself rarely comments on the validity of an apparition, but they leave that in the hands of the local diocese. So that might account for why you're having trouble finding something that explicity states Vatican-approval, since it may be left to the local bishops to determine whether or not something is worthy of belief. (Constat de supernaturalitate.)
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Old Mar 9, '12, 12:40 pm
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Default Re: Miracle of Chirattakonam

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http://childrenoftheeucharist-waf.or...ttakonam_E.htm

Can someone please direct me to a source that lists this miracle as Church-approved? The priest at my university parish laughed at me, and said that this miracle is like "looking for Mother Theresa in a bagel." I was under the impression that this was official, but I haven't been able to find anything that says so explicitly.

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Too little proofs.
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Old Jul 20, '16, 8:33 pm
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The bishop obviously approves of the miracle by his statements. It would have been nice if he had conducted a study to confirm the chain of custody of the host and to test whether the image is from fungus or paint or other natural explanation. The priest involved seems sincere, but the bishop should have conducted a formal investigation made up of scientists and a theological commission to cover his bases and have more certitude about the event.

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Old Jul 20, '16, 9:30 pm
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It is interesting to note that the priest involved in this alleged miracle left the priesthood in 2010 to pursue a career as an actor and artist.
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Old Jul 21, '16, 4:09 am
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This is a 6 year dormant thread. We are not supposed to resurrect old threads but rather open new ones even to discuss the same subject.
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