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sionnach commented on the word lambertini criteria
Catholic Church rules devised in the 1730s to determine whether an unexplained cure was miraculous. The criteria are:
[1) The disease must be serious and impossible (or at least very difficult) to cure by human means;
[2) The disease must not be in a stage at which it is liable to disappear shortly by itself;
[3) Either no medical treatment must have been given or it must be certain that the treatment given has no reference to the cure;
[4) The cure must be instantaneous;
[5) The cure must be complete;
[6) The cure must be permanent;
[7) The cure must not be preceded by any crisis of a sort which would make it possible the cure was wholly or partially natural.
source: Schott's Vocabulary, Dec 5th 2008
October 16, 2009
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