“Rudd, the Roman pilgrim, reveals belief in miracles”

The Age, 18/10/2010

For a medium which delighted in repeating John Howard’s nickname (‘Lazarus with a triple bypass’), Age reporter Peter Martin seems a little surprised that someone as prominent as former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd might believe in miracles.  This is a short article made interesting by the interplay of the public and the private in Rudd’s account. It is interesting that Catholicism continues to act as a legitimate means for baptising ‘the miraculous’ into the public sphere. Coverage of Pentecostal claims as to the miraculous is often not so benign.

Original article on SMH site