Padre Pio: The True Story Topics for Discussion

C. Bernard Ruffin
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When did Pio receive the stigmata? How long did it last? What are some of the arguments the author gives on behalf of its legitimacy? What are some of the arguments against it?

Why did Pio become so popular? Did it have anything to do with the period of time and place in which he lived?

How did Pio's fame spread internationally?

Discuss two of the investigations of Pio; include a discussion of why the investigation was initiated, who examined Pio, who made the accusations, and how the investigation, when completed, impacted Pio's life.

What were the three miracles that were certified by the Catholic Church on behalf of Pio's beatification?

Supposing that you believe miracles are possible, how credible do you find the claims of Padre Pio's supernatural powers? How credible is Ruffin's defense?

In your view, did Pio display extraordinary virtue? Or do you think...

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