[quote="jtodisco, post:7, topic:250868"]
One video I saw really concerned me, since Father Diorio closed his eyes and started telling the people present that he could see four women and described what the women were wearing (vaguely like some TV psychic does). He then insisted that these four women all had breast cancer and asked them to touch their breasts and feel that the tumors they had were getting smaller and being healed. It was a little creepy.
Yes, I just saw that video myself (youtube.com/watch?v=OiHFSdLGwa0).
DiOrio is playing the same game the fake psychics play. As he announces the secret message he's getting, notice first he says four girls, not women; notice one dress he describes as "blue or white", another "red or orange", and he can't decide if it's a sweater or not. In the end only one of those four is even in the audience, her dress is a plaid of blues and greens, her ailment had to do with her shins and her back, not her breasts, and she is no girl. Wrong on all counts.
Oh I'm sure someone will point out that a woman can be called a girl or that DiOrio's "blue or white" corresponds to her plaid dress which is mostly blue after all and seems to have a little white in it, but come on, that is not what he said, and that is not what he meant. And in a crowd that size, there is an almost 100% chance there will be a lumpy breast somewhere in the house.
Another way to know he's a fake is to compare his secret messages with scripture. When God arranged the meeting between Saul-Paul and Ananias, Ananias was given the name of the street, the name of the house, and the name of Saul, and Saul was given the name of Ananias, with decisive clarity all around. Not "A man, name starting with an A, or a C, Chris maybe, or John...", etc. like the talk-show psychics. When Jesus told his disciples to go into town to set up for the Last Supper, he told them to look for a man carrying a pitcher, not a man carrying something with a handle, or maybe a rake.
DiOrio's sloppy, ambiguous grandstanding is par for the course among faith-healing charlatans. Consequently I think he is a fake, testimonials or not. Transubstantiation, however, takes place in his hands, so he's still a miracleworker :D