Sunday, March 13, 2016

A Note on Moral Miracles

John Thavis, one of the world’s leading Vaticanologists, has recently published a most perceptive and highly readable book, The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions, and Miracles in the Modern Age (2015). 
In Chapter 7, '’The Miracle Trail,’' Travis discusses the Vatican’s current view on moral miracles as being too ambiguous and ephemeral as illustrated in the cause of Matt Talbot, which can be read a The paragraph concludes: “Moreover, most recovering alcoholics or addicts have been through some form of treatment. Discerning precisely what prompted an alcoholic to abandon the bottle was simply beyond the competence of the Vatican’s experts.”
A physical miracle involving Matt Talbot, however, would keep his cause perhaps more active and likely,  e.g.,