So, What Was Pope John Paul II's 2nd Miracle?
Floribeth Mora says he healed her brain aneurysm
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2013 5:04 PM CDT
Floribeth Mora holds up a magazine featuring Pope John Paul II on the cover as she gives her account of a miracle attributed to him during a press conference in San Jose, Costa Rica, July 5, 2013.   (AP Photo/Enrigue Martinez)

(Newser) – As promised, more details have been released on the second miracle that got Pope John Paul II cleared for sainthood. Floribeth Mora, a 50-year-old Costa Rican woman, told her story publicly for the first time today, tears in her eyes. She developed a brain aneurysm in 2011 and had no hope for treatment, she said. Doctors discovered it had begun to hemorrhage; they couldn't stop the bleeding; and no one thought an operation would be safe. So her family built an altar to the pope outside her home, and during his beatification shortly after her diagnosis, Mora was watching the Mass and looking at a photo of John Paul when, she says, she heard a voice.

"I contemplated the photo of the Holy Father with his arms extended and I fixed my eyes on him," she recalls. "In this moment, I heard a voice tell me, 'Get up, don't be afraid.'" She immediately felt better, and subsequent medical exams found that the aneurysm had vanished. Mora, who had also taken part in a religious procession and says she received a sign there of her imminent healing, showed journalists before and after pictures of her brain, the AP reports. She had to undergo more exams in Rome so church officials could confirm the miracle. The neurosurgeon who diagnosed her denies the aneurysm was as serious as Mora says, Reuters reports, but he does find its disappearance "remarkable," and adds, "I had never seen this in my career."

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homer57
Jul 7, 2013 1:52 PM CDT
The real Miracle is that Jeus Christ"SAVED" a wretch LIKE ME! 1 Peter 3:18 KJV I do NOT put my faith in a man....I put His faith in the fact that HE did all for me and you! Psa 118:8 it is better to trust in the LORD...than man!!
julianpenrod
Jul 6, 2013 7:47 PM CDT
P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } The fact is, God is present. The fact is, God doesn't want man to practice religion. No religion has the first people being depicted as created in a pew, reading a prayer book. The world is for man to live in, but to live the right way. Religion is a guide for the recalcitrant, the foolish, the foul. The fact is, Jesus was a man who became part and parcel, at least to a large extent, with the Godhead by saying things no one had ever said before, by acting with an ethical scrupulousness no one had tried before and by doing it because it was right, not for profit. Christ's mission, however, was not completed and many questions still need to be answered. Christ was a son of God, but we are all children of God. By acting with high ethic and stating the truths that the New World Order forbids, it is possible to attain the same status with Christ. Working with God involves undergoing a sea change wherein you strive for scrupulousness and high ethic, you work to improve yourself and the world around you, among other things, and you do it because you know it's right, not for what it will give you. Entering that kind of pursuit, God will reward you will miracles. Deviate, engage in the undesirable, and you will see miraculous events, in the sense they cannot be explained “scientifically”, but of a chastising nature. The better a person you become, the more you will be punished for forgetting that you should know better. And God will answer prayers, but you have to be worthy. Incidentally, a miracle doesn't have to be a mountain moving. Putting your keys on the desk, turning around, then, turning back and finding them on a hook is a miracle. As regards “miracles” associated with granting sainthood, notice that they are all health related! No one relates rivers preventing enemy armies from advancing with miraculous events, any more. Part of the reason is that the Catholic “Church” plays the political card, so won't condemn anyone who has the power to invade another country and win. Also, the “Church” gambles on the body still being so indefinable that things can always happen outside the conventional, and they will ascribe them to “miracles”, if the political need arises. In fact, the “Church” needs to invoke actual inanimate events as miracles to regain any degree of at least apparent “legitimacy”! As regards health, too, all diseases are caused by falling from God's grace. And they are characteristically related. Heart disease comes from lying; cancer comes from depraved indifference; diabetes is the result of pettiness; Alzheimer's comes from back stabbing. And simply losing faith in God causes colds and flus. Since all sin includes losing faith in God, that's why so many diseases are preceded by “cold and flu like symptoms”. Also, if God still needs your presence in the world, He will not cause you to die. Christ still lives because He earned it. The malignant will attack, condemn, mock this. They will refuse to engage in undertaking utter scrupulousness and ethic, which would prove what I said by bringing about miracles. But the reason they will refuse is that their loathsomeness precludes their being willing to act ethically or decently.
Gramps_43
Jul 6, 2013 6:44 PM CDT
Revealing location of Jimmy Hoffa and or admitting to pedofile activities of subordinates.