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Old Jul 18, '17, 9:07 am
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Default Re: Why can't priests heal like the apostles?

All priests have different gifts. Some of the gifts are untapped, or may be growing.

Some can help with the words of advice they give in the confessional. Some can give excellent spiritual direction when you see them personally. Etc., etc.
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Old Jul 18, '17, 5:00 pm
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Default Re: Why can't priests heal like the apostles?

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This is a hard one. If the priest can forgive sins like the apostles, why can they not heal people and perform the signs and miracle the apostles could?

I just thought of this in my AM prayer.

It seems in scripture performing signs and wonders did not make you an apostle, but if you were an apostle you could do them.
http://catholicexchange.com/st-padre...n-gods-healing

In 99, I visited with Fr Alessio who took care of Padre Pio in his last years.
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Old Jul 18, '17, 10:25 pm
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Good question.

I realize some healings and miracles have been attributed to certain priests over the years, but from what Ive seen, its things that could have resulted by other means, Ive never once seen an amputee suddenly have their lost appendage back, a deformity mysteriously vanishing, or similar things like that.
Who cares?
You are sadly mistaken if you think the essence of Jesus' incarnation and mission was to heal people physically and same applies to the authority given to the Apostles.
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Old Jul 20, '17, 12:35 am
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Default Re: Why can't priests heal like the apostles?

Because the gift of miracles and the conferring of ordination are completely unrelated things.
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Old Jul 20, '17, 2:46 am
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Default Re: Why can't priests heal like the apostles?

If our priests went around focusing only on the healing of the body, then more and more people might be only looking at the healings and seeking them alone.

The Lord knows when a healing of the body should occur. And those who receive it need to give thanks!
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Old Jul 20, '17, 6:16 am
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Default Re: Why can't priests heal like the apostles?

So I'm thinking more - a huge part of healing or miracle could depend on the faith of the person seeking it.

Look at the woman with the hemorrhage, Mark ch. 5 - lot's of people were touching Him, but only the one that came in true faith was healed.
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Old Jul 20, '17, 8:06 am
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So I'm thinking more - a huge part of healing or miracle could depend on the faith of the person seeking it.

Look at the woman with the hemorrhage, Mark ch. 5 - lot's of people were touching Him, but only the one that came in true faith was healed.
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Old Jul 21, '17, 9:42 pm
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Yes!
So they are wonders, not miracles (beyond the possibilities of the laws of nature)?
That's fine by me, they still manifest the intervention of God...but in a different way.
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