Greetings oldthingker:Robert, healing was not a tradition but it was a direct act of God.
I agree with you on many things and we do not have to agree on everything to get to Heaven. As you said, the main thing is to follow Christ and be certain he is first in our lives.
You are my brother and lets be happy in hoping we shall meet in Heaven some day because of our Lord and Savor, Jesus Christ.
Healing is a gift from God, by His Grace. This cannot be disputed. But I do remember Paul did some healing, by laying on of hands Acts28:8,9
Also Peter did some healing, Acts3:6, and I love this scripture,"Silver and gold I have not, but what I have I give to you:in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.", as he spoke to the lame man....
And since we are able to do even greater things, I think this "tradition" has been handed to us. The problem is that we live in such a crooked and perverse world, that such are rare (and I regret many psuedo-miracles of healing are taking place). And I think this is what you are "concerned" about.
One might say after years of investigation, the Catholic Church does acknowledge true miracles. And when the circumstance is warranted declare sainthood to those worthy of such recognition in this world. And this sainthood is for the believers, that they can admire, and recognize their devotion to Jesus.
(Lets not throw out the baby with the bathwater and say no one is worthy of admiration in their running the good race....)