The miracle at Knock 20

The miracle at Knock
I might be getting soft in my old age, but I seem to be developing sympathy for other people’s feelings. So, before I get on with the deconstruction, let me assure readers of a sensitive disposition, this is not about whether Knock is a sacred site. There are lots of sacred sites pre-dating Christianity by ...

The Lady at Lourdes 4

The Lady at Lourdes
It is difficult writing about Lourdes. Not because millions of Catholics, believing the Virgin Mary appeared to a 14 year old girl in 1854, visit the shrine each year. Nor because of they believe the spring’s healing waters have produced incontestable miraculous cures – some 350,000 pilgrims bathe there annually. It is difficult because the ...
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