How does the Catholic Church know this particular case was a miracle? How does the Catholic Church know she was not just a part of the 50% that recover? What is the evidence that this case is a miracle?
First, look at what yahoo news is saying"
The Vatican has officially certified the medical cases of two Brazilian women as divinely inspired miracles that justify the sainthood of Galvao.
Miracles are supernatural events as a result of God’s grace, the bible is divinely inspired, so they got that wrong. I don’t give much credit to the Associated Press speaking on behalf of the Vatican. They have an agenda.
Secondly, justification of sainthood does not hinge on two miracles. That is but one minimum requirement, and the Church is faced with 5000 reported miracles to sort out.
It is up to the Church to decide how any given miracles are to be applied to the process and which ones, not yahoo news.
None of the news articles I read indicate that these particular cases are being used by the church in the beatification process, it says that the Vatican has “officially certified the medical cases”. Well, they got that wrong too. It’s not done by the Vatican, its done by an independent board of doctors, the best in the world, and the Church goes by medical science when medical science says they have no explanation.
No “miracle” that resulted from a superstitious act would get past stage 1. A miracle, even if authentic, would not be permitted in the process if the healing occurred by these little paper pills because they had been banned by the archbishop. Just because there is a lot of superstitious behavior among that population in no way makes the saint less holy. The media is guilty of instilling contempt against Catholics by making a mockery of the canonization process, and by making all Catholics look like superstitious fools.
IF healings occur because of a persons faith in a little paper pill, thanks be to God. It’s God that does the healing, not the pill.
Here is a site that lists the criteria for a miracle for Lourdes. I can’t say for sure the same criteria is used for canonization, but it probably is. geocities.com/meta_crock/other/Miracles.htm