Miracles in the Bark – the Virgin Marry


The Virgin Mary is visiting a strip mall in Newark, New Jersey.

OK, it is not Mary herself, though I really think she needs to go to the GAP for some new outfits, but something that kinda almost looks like the shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

USA Today reported that “People have been praying, crying and leaving flowers and candles as they look at the small opening where the bark was stripped away.”

However skeptics, and in this case that would include the Newark Archdiocese, know that a miracle has not occurred. Jim Goodness (yes, that is really his name), spokesperson for the Archdiocese, admits it is just a discoloration in the trunk of the tree.

This did not keep the news professionals away from reporting the story, from the New York Magazine to the San Francisco Bee to CBS News.

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David Rosman is an award winning editor, writer, professional speaker and college instructor in Communications, Ethics, Business and Politics. You can read more of David’s commentaries at ColumbiaMissourian.com, InkandVoice.com and NYJournalofBooks.com.
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