The Christian Post

A Roman Catholic church in Chicago, Ill., is displaying a rare relic believed to be of Jesus' manger as well as a fragment of the veil of the Virgin Mary and a thread from the cloak of St. Joseph as it celebrates its 155th anniversary on Sunday.

The church received the fragments, authenticated by Vatican documents, as a gift from the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, a centerpiece of worship for the Italian community of Chicago.

The Rev. Jeremiah J. Boland, administrator of the church, says he is not in favor of carbon testing the items to see if they are from the beginning of the Christian Era. "The Vatican has its own process to determine the authenticity of things," he told Reuters, adding he was more concerned with it as an object of faith.


It's kind of the 'comments' section several Protestants are blasting the Catholic church for their idol worship.  I just love it when the religious bicker among themselves!

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I have some lint from Jesus' belly button.  It's on the floor underneath my bed.  My collection pales in comparison to yours.  

I'm going to hold out for the holy speculum.  

You'll need to have that authenticated, or else it's just speculative. 

No speculum speculation.  You have to take it on faith.  More than a speck of faith.  Spectacular faith. 

Not in favor of carbon testing, eh?  Then they're not much in favor of an opinion other than their own.

You will need to submit your speculum to the  Prefect of Special Inspectors of speculums who will scrutinize the suspect speculum and determine if it is the holy speculum.   


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