The part about there being no sign of injury (no scars left over from the Stigmata) as proof that it was a sham:
That itself is actually evidence that it was miraculous. Previously, the wounds were investigated by doctors, who said that the holes are so profound that you can see through them.
Now, we know what it is like to have wounds. They leave scars. If they were naturally-inflicted, they still should have left scars and marks, right? Nobody can reasonably claim that he never had wounds there in the first place, naturally-inflicted or not.
For crying out loud, I still have a scar on my wrist from when I fell off my bike as a kid. If that’s still there, surely deep punctures in flesh – which nobody can deny Padre Pio had, even though they might disagree on the cause of them – would have left marks behind.
Yet his wounds left no trace – they disappeared as mysteriously (I would say miraculously) as they came. It’s ironic that this is evidence that it is miraculous, yet it’s being used as evidence that it wasn’t.
The misappropriation of funds claim
This is such a general claim. Nothing specific. It’s like saying “You are a bad person” instead of saying “You are a bad person because…” to at least back it up. If he misappropriated it, where’s the evidence?
About the wounds supposedly being kept open because of carbolic acid
At one time, some doctor investigated Padre Pio (I have to look up the name, I can dig it up if you want). The doctor wrapped Padre Pio’s hands and sealed the wraps with wax, so if they are opened and tampered with, the seals would be broken. In that time, the wounds should either have started to heal or become infected, because the wraps were on his hands for days. Yet they didn’t change.
They didn’t heal even though they should have. They didn’t get infected even though they should have.
About the mystical experiences being anectodal
Generally what we know about saints are either anectodal or based on their writings. So that’s no surprise.
But there was a case where Padre Pio met a man who supposedly was dead, visited from purgatory
There is one miracle that Padre Pio performed. A woman born without corneas (and thus couldn’t see) was brought to him; he traced the Sign of the Cross on her eyes and she was able to see. Funny thing is, when doctors look into here eyes, the corneas still aren’t there – yet she is somehow able to see colours clearly and read clearly.
Other healings that he was known to perform were similar. I saw an old documentary about him on EWTN and there was a guy with a bone problem (I forget what) that kept him from being able to walk. After Padre Pio prayed over him, he was able to walk. Doctors examined and still found the bone problem there and were baffled that the man was able to function normally.
Here’s a good segment on Padre Pio from that old TV show Unsolved Mysteries