To all forum members: Criticism of priests
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DrBombay Wrote:And so forth. There are some beautiful prayers in this book, and then you have this nonsense.

Yes, they seem dubious at times, but I think they can be explained by:

* Poor translations
* Unverified traditions (not a good thing, but sometimes things like that slip in to otherwise good writing)
* Forgetting that it is not the sacramental itself which is important, but devotion

The Divine Mercy devotion underwent almost identical complaints, as the promises seemed heretical and the promises of the image seemed unlikely, but it was later found that the original text did not mean the same as they thought and it is not the image itself (as Our Lord Himself stated over the sister's displeasure at it not being made the way she saw, as it was the devotion which mattered most).
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