"Ten-man team to help investigate beatification cause of Kenya's Cardinal Otunga"We'll see how this goes. The EWTN News article didn't say, but my guess is that the medical doctors are there to evaluate reports of miraculous healing attributed to Cardinal Otunga.
EWTN News (May 31, 2010)
"At a Mass at Nairobi's Holy Family Minor Basilica, a ten-man team of investigators was sworn into service for an inquiry into the possible beatification of the late Cardinal Maurice Otunga.
"The team, which is composed of theologians, historians and medical doctors, includes the present Archbishop of Nairobi Cardinal John Njue and Consolata Missionary priest Fr. Anthony Bellagamba...."
"...Cardinal Otunga, whom the Pope has already declared a Servant of God, was a man who possessed 'a great sense of the Divine' and a great sense of the supernatural, Fr. Bellagamba said at the time of his appointment as postulator...."
Miracles?I've written about miracles before. Bottom line? Yes, I'm quite sure they happen. No, I don't think everything that seems "miraculous" is a miracle.
Which is (probably) why the medical doctors are there.
Cardinal Who?"Otunga" isn't a common name here in central North America - yet, anyway. And I hadn't heard all that much about the late Cardinal. There's a bit of information about him online, though:
- "Inquiry into beatification of Cardinal Otunga begins in Nairobi"
Catholic News Agency (September 13, 2009)
- "KENYA: New Book Reveals Details of Otunga’s Public Role"
Catholic Information Service for Africa (October 9, 2006)
- "Cardinal Otunga"
- "OTUNGA, Maurice"
The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Florida International University
- "Saints: That's so Medieval"
(February 14, 2010)