Excerpt from The Catholic World, Vol. 33: A Monthly Magazine of General Literature and Science; April, 1881, to September, 1881
Thus it is, as we all know, that Protestants think and speak of the liquefaction of the blood of St. Januarius. They say That is easily explained. The priests have in a bottle some chemical substance that boils at a very low temperature; they hold the bottle in their hands, and of course this substance melts and boils, and the stupid people think it is a miracle. And they get quite indignant at the trickery which they think the church resorts to, and quite contemptuous at the ignorance which they think she fosters.
But there is another reason why Protestants unhesitatingly reject Catholic miracles; and this reason has more to do with the present case and with their surprise at Dr. Tyng's course. They say: The Catholic Church is of course wrong it is a cor. Ruption of Christianity, that is certain. So it is quite impossible that God should work any miracles in her or for her; if he did it would be sanctioning error. If Catholic miracles were true the Catholic Church would have to be true; as for ourselves, we know, thank God, that it is not, so of course we know that it would be only lost time to examine into these pretended wonders; we might as well study seriously an alleged proof that two and two make five.
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