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The Mystery Priest: Miracle, or Not?

First appeared on 08/13/2013. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

Phil Lawler reports that the mystery priest who helped an emergency response team at an accident scene has now been identified. His presence was not exactly the kind of miracle some hoped for. But it may have been another kind. See The 'mystery priest' appears, but the mystery remains.

A faithless generation, of course, continues to receive the sign of Jonah. And in any case, God chooses ordinarily to work through secondary causes. In this light, Phil also finds the recent death of an influential judge significant: Judge William Clark, RIP—a Reagan confidant, an unsung hero of the Cold War.

Speaking of judges, a US district court judge has taken the city of Elgin, Illinois to task for unduly burdening pro-life efforts: Federal judge: zoning ordinance cannot be used against pro-life mobile pregnancy unit. Justice should always run so smoothly.

My point about the miracles we choose not to see is reinforced by a new website we've recently reviewed, The Catholic Laboratory. It is far more rational, for example, to approach the physical sciences as a window on the glory of God than as a proof of His irrelevance. This website helps.... [more content for subscribers]

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