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    Native American Catholic Saint???

    Kateri Tekakwitha Becomes First American Indian Saint - Yahoo! News <-- click it

    Kateri Tekakwitha was named the first Native American saint today by Pope Benedict XVI in a ceremony held in St. Peter's Square.

    Some 80,000 people came to the open-air ceremony as the 17th century Mohawk-Algonquin woman and six others were canonized.
    As if that's not enough, here's the part that just floors me....

    The Washington boy was near death for months with a flesh eating bacteria, but made a miraculous recovery that the Vatican credited to Tekakwitha.

    The Vatican said it believes that the prayers Finkbonner's family directed to Tekakwitha were responsible for bringing the boy back from the brink of death.
    Seriously?

    Is it any wonder that those of us who don't believe will find stuff like this pointing towards the edges of insanity????

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    Re: Native American Catholic Saint???

    About GD time.
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    Re: Native American Catholic Saint???

    Yeah, since white folks most probably brought the disease in the first place.

    Makes me understand fully how athiests come to that conclusion.

    But, people love stories of miracles, every religion and even Wiccans.

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    Re: Native American Catholic Saint???

    I doubt she'd be very pleased. What with all genocide and the Christian zeal that helped fuel it. Something about bringing enlightenment to heathen savages, I think. Yeah, this is actually kind of insulting.
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    Re: Native American Catholic Saint???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Kateri Tekakwitha Becomes First American Indian Saint - Yahoo! News <-- click it



    As if that's not enough, here's the part that just floors me....



    Seriously?

    Is it any wonder that those of us who don't believe will find stuff like this pointing towards the edges of insanity????
    The boy that was cured by the miracle is a Native American. Doctors performed 29 surgeries to save his life and reconstruct his face. Within 4 days of being infected the doctors were pessimistic about saving him. And that's when fellow members of the Lummi tribe began praying to Kateri Tekakwitha.
    Boy's miracle cure makes Native American saint - SFGate

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    Re: Native American Catholic Saint???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Kateri Tekakwitha Becomes First American Indian Saint - Yahoo! News <-- click it



    As if that's not enough, here's the part that just floors me....



    Seriously?

    Is it any wonder that those of us who don't believe will find stuff like this pointing towards the edges of insanity????
    Oh, the cries of the anti-Catholics.
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    Re: Native American Catholic Saint???

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzidoesit View Post
    Yeah, since white folks most probably brought the disease in the first place.

    Makes me understand fully how athiests come to that conclusion.

    But, people love stories of miracles, every religion and even Wiccans.
    But miracles occasionally do happen.

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    Re: Native American Catholic Saint???

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Oh, the cries of the anti-Catholics.
    Since when is it anti-Catholic to you know.... be in favor of logical explanations to things? Oh wait... the Catholic church is, as a historical entity, anti-science. So being pro-science means you're anti-Catholic. We gets it. Carry on.
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    Re: Native American Catholic Saint???

    I don't care if they make hin a saint. What I do find absurd and idolatrous is the idea that dead Catholics can have miracles atributed to them.
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    Re: Native American Catholic Saint???

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Since when is it anti-Catholic to you know.... be in favor of logical explanations to things? Oh wait... the Catholic church is, as a historical entity, anti-science. So being pro-science means you're anti-Catholic. We gets it. Carry on.
    Yet in comparison with the Protestants now, Catholics are quite high on the list of being western-scientific-friendly, and are quite fine with symbolic acts rather than literal interpretation.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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