St. Thomas Catholic Church in Thomaston, Connecticut is claiming that they’ve experienced a bonafide miracle, and now they are calling in the Vatican to investigate.
Church officials are claiming they witnessed a miracle comparable to Jesus’ multiplying of loaves and fishes. They reported the alleged miracle to the Archdiocese of Hartford, and now they’re kicking the report up to the Vatican.
Did a miracle actually take place?
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“We had something happen,” explains Rev. Joseph Crowley, who presides over the congregation. “God provides… and sometimes it comes in a weird way, in a mystical way, in a strange way,” he continued, his voice nearly shaking.
“One of our Eucharistic ministers was running out of hosts, and yet they didn’t.”
“God has duplicated himself in the ciborium…It’s really, really cool when God does these things, and it’s really, really cool when we realize what he’s done.”
Per the church, God allegedly multiplied some Communion wafers.
During the March 5 service, a parishioner helping with mass noticed a lack of hosts - the wafers used in Communion. Only upon a second look later did they notice the church had plenty. In a clip that’s since been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, Rev. Crowley explains the miracle of the reappearing wafers.
Rev. Crowley says the discovery is nothing less than miraculous. “God provides and it’s strange how God does that. And that happened,” he explains. Rev. Crowley referred the miracle to the Archdiocese of Hartford, which oversees the church. Upon review, the local archdiocese believes this has to go to the top.
“Reports such as the alleged miracle in Thomaston require referral to the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome. The Archdiocese has proceeded accordingly, and will await a response in due time,” explained archdiocese spokesman David Elliott.
The dicastery is the oldest office among Roman Curia, and is seated in Rome.
Now the church waits for judgment, to learn if the multiplying wafers are deemed a miracle or not.
While church officials seem convinced of the miraculous multiplying wafers, skeptics say this is no more miraculous than misplacing one’s car keys and finding them later.
“Good grief! Someone saw the container was empty & added a bunch more & they call it a miracle?” said one commenter. “So I guess the stockers at grocery stores are also miracle workers?”
“Oh come on! Either a hoax or someone was confused,” exclaimed another exasperated social media user.
Despite the online ridicule and skepticism, the church and the archdiocese are sticking to their miraculous claim.
It would certainly be easy to dismiss the incident as a simple case of miscounted inventory.
Yet, considering this alleged miracle has made it further up the chain than most, perhaps there is something there? The church and archdiocese certainly seem to think so.
What do you think? Miracle or misplacement?
Awe...how wonderful that a god can multiply the number of wafers..... but leaves children sick and dying. How wonderfully magnificent is that? Clearly the wafers thing is more important to him, and amazingly, people still worship him/her. 🤷🏼
Actually we humans do a well enough job on kids God need not take credit for our barbarism against them. Even now we humans find new was to rack our children then call it good. Oh how humanity must wreak of rotted filth to God.
You’re kinda’ missing the point there, bud.
You’ve probably seen the meme of the little African boy that often starts with ‘You mean to tell me….’ My favorite is:
You mean to tell me that Jesus fed 5,000 people with2 loaves of bread and a fish but the the mofo won’t hook me up with a bowl of rice?
When I first say the story, I thought it was a joke. But no, this is a true miracle on par with all of the miracles God has preformed in the past.
• 10,000 years ago, God creates the universe, man and woman. • 5000 years ago, God parts the Red Sea. • 2000 years ago, virgin birth and resurrection. • 200 years ago, heals the sick, less frequently as medicine advances. • 20 years ago, God speaks to televangelists, usually to tell them to ask for money. • 2 years ago, Jesus appears on a slice of toast. • 2 days ago, God causes a slight breeze. • 1 day ago, God gets a revered drunk so he can't count or see straight so he thinks God just performed the most incredible miracle ever.
Or as so many young people who hear these types of stories think, what a load of crap. These Christians are nuts believing this stuff.
It might be a miracle if it was permanent meals for the hungry, homes for the homeless, health for the unhealthy, jobs for the unemployed, and anything to improve life for everyone, but a few wafers for the religiously afflicted is beyond belief! Their god isn’t much good at anything!
Why on earth would a rightous God reward a country with prosperity when we attack him and his word, kill our babies by the millions, mutilate our children, strip women of their rights by giving them to fake men, wage war on as many nations as possible, sell our children into prostitution, reward lawlessness, punish righteousness and pervert as many good things as possible into morally bankrupt policies?
Why on earth would a righteous god drown everyone on earth, apart from a drunkard and his family, which would have included babies, toddlers, children, and pregnant mothers, not to mention the first born children he killed due to his anger management issues with Pharoah? 🤷🏼
Fortunately, there is still no evidence any of these stories are true.
@lion Cause he's righteous.
Surely you don't think doctors are out of line when they amputate a limb to save the patient do you? Cutting cancerous tumors from a patient to save the patient should seem logical to everyone. In the case of the great flood, the patient was mankind and the doctor is God. From what we're told the doc was dealing with severe case of moral bankruptcy where the entire population had fallen irrevocable putrid.
I'm glad he was able to save the patient though it sounds like the patient isn't happy about being saved. Survivors guilt I suppose.
@Serpent of Poor Judgement If Your comment was a bit less sick it would actually be funny. You compare a doctor saving a life to your mythical Mr. Magic in the sky killing all humans on the planet. Jesus H. Christ on a rusty pair of crutches. You voted for Trump, didn’t you?
Ohhh! Got it! I'd forgotten it was okay to kill innocent babies, toddlers, and children, if a god so wishes, because of his anger management issue with mankind....that he was supposed to have created. Seems like a good type of god to start worshipping.
I'm starting to think that Mr Satan might actually be a better personage, with far better morals, to worship. 🤷🏼
Servant, it’s amusing how you manage to recognize that women have been stripped of their rights (to abortion for example) then lie about us killing our babies.
And would you kindly clarify the part about “mutilating our children?” I’m assuming you mean cutting the penises off of boys in elementary school to transition them to girls. You do know that this does not happen, don’t you?
I got up to use the bathroom, walked down a hall, opened a door, it was a closet. I went back to where I had been sitting.
some time later I felt the urge return and again I got up, walked down a hall, opened a door, it was a bathroom. a miracle had just occurred. Cod, using his powers, turned a closet into a bathroom for me. praise Cod, praise Cheeses, bless all the Taints
Personally I think an honest mistake was made. That's me giving them the benefit of a doubt. But call it a miracle if you want to. Some people seem to need to believe that the earth is only 6,000 years old too.
I don’t care what people believe. It’s when they start to talk about it that it becomes annoying. And if you don’t call them out on their silliness then pretty soon they want to bring it into schools. Call themmidjits at first chance and nip it in the bud.
But I will agree, they may not be faking a claim. Some person refills the cookie jar, daft minister starts shouting ‘Praise Cheeses! It’s a miracle!’ before checking to see if someone was just helping out. Now the helper is in a bit of a fix and the longer the wait the harder it becomes to step forward. And that wait time is on the order of Super Glue cure time between the fingers. And about as pleasant to resolve.
The purpose of a miracle is not to solve the world's problems but to strengthen the faith of believers. To my way of thinking this would be a miracle. If not someone would have said that they had filled the box.
The purpose of a supposed miracle is to prove to the world how gullible many people are. Come to Las Vegas, the worlds illusionists will show you how people can be levitated. The human mind can so easily be fooled, which is evidenced by all of the worlds religions, all believing they have the one and only real religion, and convincing themselves all other religions are false, but theirs. You might be able to relate. 🤷🏼
@Colleen McAllister How does a revered claiming God filled a box with wafers strengthen one's beliefs? I think it does the exact opposite.
@DouglasRobertSpindler I said for believers which apparently you are not. Therefore it would not be for you.
@Colleen McAllister Not trying to put words in your mouth, just trying to understand. How do you know what to believe and what not to believe? And just to be clear on my beliefs... I do believe the story. So far in every claim of a God performing a miracle I have found there has been deception, trickery or an un-Godly explanation Why do you think this event was a miracle?
When we open our hearts we see miracles everywhere 🥰
Quackery, and an insult to God.
I think it's a mistake and feel the same as many of you.
Rev robert wilson.
Check the wine
It's a nice idea to entertain... hope this doesn't sound ... something... but I prefer fish with my chips... and this sounds like pictures on pancakes or waffles or a dish towel. I am not a Christian, but sometimes I think these kinds of things undermine the meaning of what I understand the faith to be... more faith less folly, so to speak...
Their Invisible-Man-in-the-Sky seems to have got his priorities askew.
I suppose the Dicastery needs stuff to do - shouldn't take them more than a few centuries to figure it out.
Minister Najah Tamargo USA
I have seen little "miracles" happen many times in my life.....and not just to Catholics. They did not need the Vatican to proclaim they were. Whether it be a mistake, or simply a person that wants to stay anonymous, it served it's purpose, and they were grateful. I think that's all that counts.
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Rev. Crowley, get a grip and stop showing off....honestly ! ( any relation to Alistair Crowley by the way, the infamous satanist )
I don't like disparaging anyone's religious beliefs; I have mine and we each have to walk own pathway. But in this article, a priest was quoted as saying, "God has duplicated himself in the ciborium..."
I come from a long line of dozens of generations of devout Catholics. But this is one reason that I never joined the Catholic church myself; I simply do not and cannot believe as they do that when they are taking communion that they are literally eating God! The priest I quoted said it plainly. I mean, who was it that came up with that idea and made it into Catholic canon? At the last supper Jesus broke the bread and said, "This is my body which was broken for you; do this in remembrance of me." To me he was clearly using the bread as a metaphor or synectoche. I couldn't imagine eating the bread and thinking that it was the actual body of Christ or drinking the communion wine and thinking I was literally drinking his blood, I just couldn't get past this.
I respect the religions of others, and if that's what they believe then I wish them well. I just couldn't join the Catholic church knowing that I would be a hypocrite if I did.
Unlike you, I do like disparaging people’s beliefs in religious nonsense! More importantly, I don’t respect the religions of others due to the harm they have caused to humanity for thousands of years!
Is there any video proof not doctored that this actually happened easy to make things up without actual proof Reverend Nick Page UK
Are you saying of of God's teachers is a liar? I think you would be better off calling all of God's teachers liars.
Thanks God for simple miracles. It helps us see your working in everyday. Blessed.
You're kidding, right?
With beliefs like this it seems the blind are leading the dumb! Or is it vice versa?
Pathetic.... Vatican finds investigating if a priest can't count is more important than protecting children and women from getting rapped and molested by priests. Clearly God care more about wafers than the heath and safety of women and children.
Boomers with early dementia ! Yes there are miracles, not to be beauracatized by the hierarchy !
Ahhh, the miracle of GrubHub.
I suppose the Catholic church needs to divert the attention away from all those little children they keep getting caught molesting...I am not sure this supposed miracle will do the trick.
The Catholic Church (and now the Southern Baptists);should be required — due to their lengthy history of being actively involved with sexual child abuse, to register as an organizational child sex abusing institution.
Not to do so, means we’re not taking child sexual abuse seriously.
The world's most complete genocide makes such a wonderful children's story, doesn't it?
It has a logical explanation. Not sure what it is, but I believe it is totally human, not a miracle.