From the Standard:
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ — Dan Brown’s recent bestseller “Origin” is the perfect backdrop for an upcoming sainthood inquiry scheduled for next week at the Tribunal Offices of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California. According to parties supporting the cause, promoters of the so-called apparitions of Garabandal, located in Spain, may seek to use the Fr. Aloysius Sainthood Cause to gain support for their movement.
In Brown’s recent novel, a Garabandal promoter, Clemente Dominguez, becomes the leader of a group within the Catholic Church that does not accept the present pope, the new Mass, and reforms of the Vatican Council. Like a sub-plot in the Brown novel, promoters of Garabandal, as the apparitions are referred to, may reach into the past to find some approval by Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, CMF. The saintly priest died years ago (1981). Those petitioning for Fr. Aloysius say there is no credible evidence of his support of Garabandal. They contend that Fr. Aloysius never approved the apparitions, he never promoted them, and he always supported the Catholic Church’s position on the subject. When a bishop says that an apparition lacks what’s needed for approval by the Church, priests unite behind their bishop. In the Garabandal case, according to witnesses, Father Aloysius sided with the bishop. This is the position of those presenting the cause for Fr. Aloysius.
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