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"Some films make me feel violated. The French, especially, portray an immoral world stripped of all illusions about meaning and love. Watching Lourdes, I was alternately watching for mockery of a site that I as a devout Catholic hold sacred and being caught up in the story. When it became evident that one of the characters, a young woman with MS, was going to be healed, I steeled myself and sent up a quick prayer that the film wouldn't end with a cynical twist. But it did. Jesus said to one person He healed, "Your faith has saved you. Go and sin no more." But this young woman used her healing as an opportunity to sin. Within a day, she had seduced her caregiver's lover. While she was dancing with the amoral young man later that evening, she was starry eyed, but he clearly was not. Then she suddenly fell. Within minutes, he had walked away from her with a feeble excuse, and within another few minutes she slowly sank back into her wheelchair. Cynics will probably see the loss of her healing as a proof that such healings are not real. I see the loss of her healing as possibly the consequence of her spending the 1st hours of her new life in a sinful dalliance."

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