Here at GetReligion, we frequently refer to holy ghosts.
Holy ghosts are important religious elements of news stories that often go unnoticed or unmentioned by the mass media.
“Today is a miraculous day," Brantly said. "I’m thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family.”
He also said: "I can tell you, I serve a faithful God who answers prayers. … God saved my life, a direct answer to thousands and thousands of prayers.”
Just a few weeks ago, after Brantly contracted the often-deadly virus while serving as a medical missionary in Liberia, a fellow doctor characterized his prognosis as "grave." But "thousands, even millions" of people around the world prayed for him, Brantly said at the news conference.
But will Brantly's focus on prayer make it into news reports?