Vatican Silences God?

Well, the latest shoot-from-the-hip blast from Tucho “Heal Me with Your Mouth” Fernández dropped today, and I had the sad impression that the anti-Catholic caricature of Dostoyevsky’s Grand Inquisitor had finally come to life.

In the story, Our Lord Jesus Himself appears in Spain in the days of High Christendom and works a miracle. He’s immediately arrested by the corrupt Grand Inquisitor who does not deny that He is Jesus Himself, but fearlessly condemns Him to burn at the stake, having sold his own soul to the devil.

The document, however, is not called “The Grand Inquisitor,” but “Norms for Proceeding in the Discernment of Alleged Supernatural Phenomena.” I was surprised to find that the term “apparition” occurs less than 10 times in the document, but some form of “phenomen-” occurs over 71 times.

Maybe we should think X-Files instead of High Russian literature.

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