Monday, August 12, 2013

The "Angel Priest" Saga

Well this has finally come to an end, to the joy of religion haters everywhere, the "Angel Priest" appears to be a mere mortal.

Mystery solved: 'Angel Priest' identified
Mystery solved.
The “angel priest” who appeared at the scene of a Missouri car crash, anointed and prayed with the teenage victim, then vanished has been identified as Rev. Patrick Dowling of the Jefferson City Diocese.
A press release provided to by the diocese said Father Dowling had been travelling Highway 19 between Mass assignments in northern and central Missouri when he arrived near the crash scene Aug. 4.
The arrival of the unidentified priest, who seemed to come out of nowhere, then attend to the victim before disappearing just as mysteriously, touched off nationwide speculation about the identity of the “angel” cleric.
Dowling actually identified himself in a comment posting on a story about his actions on the National Catholic Register website Friday night. The posting, one among many, appeared to go unnoticed for several days.~snip~
I honestly didn't believe that the incident was actually a heavenly manifestation but you can't deny that this priest was exactly where he was, when it mattered and when he was needed. That in itself defies coincidence.
But the truth is that for those who don't believe and despise those who do this will be just another opportunity to mock people of faith.
When you think about it though what does it matter?
Miracles don't have to present themselves as ethereal beings sent by God, they can actually be humans manipulated by events. But then again Christians know that so what the others think is pretty much moot.

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