April 5, 2012

Jesus-like shadow draws thousands of pilgrims to New Orleans church

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RNS photo by Eliot Kamenitz / The Times-Picayune

RNS photo by Eliot Kamenitz / The Times-Picayune

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NEW ORLEANS (RNS) The image of a bearded man that appeared on a stone pillar at the Ursuline Academy seems to be a naturally occurring shadow cast by an ornate chandelier above the sanctuary. But some say its appearance during Holy Week has deeper meaning: "It's got me believing," said pilgrim Kim Thompson. By Bruce Nolan.

  • gilhow

    Here we go again. Some years back, about 15-20, there was another miraculous shadow on a wall in a small church in Barberton, OH. That time is was the virgin mother of Jesus. It is a disgrace to religion, especially in this age of science, that these “visions” that only select individuals can see, usually common, rather illiterate people like Therese of Liseux. It all makes a farce of religion. It turns religion into a batch of fairy tales. Sadly, clerics feed on this to promote their “careers.” It is the strongest evidence for the challenges of fakery against religion. How cruel would a God be who used all these select tricks to mesmerize people?

  • gilhow

    Yes, it’s usually old ladies with very little serious study in religion or its history who fall for these “visions.”

  • baber

    So what. It’s fun. Lighten up.