Las Cruces, N.M., Sep 12, 2018 / 15:00 pm
A New Mexico bishop has given an update on an apparently weeping statue of the Blessed Mother, saying a diocesan investigation will begin to analyze the apparent miracle's spiritual fruits.
Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces said the phenomenon taking place at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Hobbs, N.M., does not seem to have a natural cause.
"The first phase of the investigation is to determine if the phenomenon can be explained by natural causes. So far, we have not discerned natural causes for the statue's emitting of liquid," he said in an August statement.
"If the cause of the phenomenon is supernatural, we must discern if it is from God or from the devil. I remind you that the Church believes in the existence of fallen angels, who at times try to trick us," he added.