Reading through some of Carson's latest contributions here, I got interested in a websearch regarding stigmata and apparitions. Three things became immediately apparent: 1. The main sources outside of Catholic pages are occult webpages. Outside of the Catholic church, such things are considered part of the occult and treated that way. 2. Messages associated with these various 'miracles' are often in contradiction to the Bible. 3. That doesn't seem to bother the Roman Catholic Church, as they seem to consider, especially in the areas of Mary, the Bible to be much less than tradition and papal pronouncements. In the meantime, the marketing that is going on regarding some of these things seems to rival the Mormon Church as a money-making enterprise!