10 Dark Secrets About The Catholic Church

9. The Virgin Mary in a Burrito


Have you ever noticed that reports of people seeing miraculous images of the Virgin Mary–whose actual portrait was never painted, by the way–seems to increase during periods when faith in the Catholic Church seems to be undergoing a particularly rough swing downward? These visions are what are known as Marian Apparitions and although there has yet to be any smoking gun that ties Priests in Black from Vatican City to these truly magical sightings, many skeptics are convinced that the Catholic Church has had an actual hand in publicizing the apparitions. Why? Because nothing brings the faithful back into the flock quite like a bona fide miracle. Or even a less than bona fide miracle!