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