October 21, 2010

For my Catholic friends...

Some of you may believe that Catholics are asked to refrain from publishing reports of miraculous phenomena until the Church has investigated. That is a mistaken belief.

Since the abolition of Canons 1399 and 2318 of the former Canonical Code, publications about new appearances, revelations, prophecies, miracles, etc., have been allowed to be distributed and read by the faithful without the express permission of the Church, providing they contain nothing that contravenes faith and morals. Consequently, no imprimatur is necessary for distributing information on apparent miracles prior to Church investigation.

As Saint Paul advises, "Test everything. Hold on to the good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21