MIX AND MATCH DEITIES
Jason M. Morgan
When one set of gods merges with another, all that’s really needed is to make charts designating which god goes where. More gods? Bigger chart. Easy.
THE ODD CASE OF ADRIENNE VON SPEYR -- PART II
Richard E. Gallagher
Evil spirits, often in a very subtle manner, have been far more clever and more destructive of sound spiritual thinking than generally supposed.
THE ODD CASE OF ADRIENNE VON SPEYR -- PART I
Pseudo-mystical phenomena have occurred in cases of seemingly pious individuals who are unwittingly tricked by demons, sometimes for years.
The temptation to be religiously promiscuous is simply how Protestantism works. Once the individual is the axis, the whole world takes the shape of the ego exalted.
A "humanitarian" blogger calls the Prayer of the Centurion (Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof) one of the "most destructive phrases in human history."
THE LIFE & DEATH OF THOMAS BERRY
Anne Barbeau Gardiner
For Thomas Berry, ecology is "the supreme subversive science" that has the power to undermine Western culture, the culture he blames for today's ecological crisis.
REIKI BY ANY OTHER NAME?
Hurd Baruch with Moira Noonan
After the U.S. bishops deemed Reiki inappropriate for Catholic healthcare institutions, another almost identical therapy began to be offered.
ON RELIGIOUS KITSCH & FALSE PAGANISM
The 'price' of religious faith, conversion, and change of life is far too much to ask according to most moderns, who prefer the spiritual quick-fix.
EXERCISES IN TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY
This popular author and conference speaker, with a master’s in transpersonal psychology, is an evangelist for New Age syncretism.
Like the eugenics juggernaut of a century ago, the 'deep ecology' juggernaut presents us with the same evil program: population control.
Green sisters have reinterpreted their vows in light of Fr. Thomas Berry's "new evolutionary cosmological consciousness."
FOR THE SIMPLE-MINDED
He refers to God as Mother, encourages homosexual advocacy, denies the spiritual reality of Original Sin, and denies the necessity of the Cross for redemption.
ARE THEY COMPATIBLE?
Joel S. Peters
The Church advises caution about using spiritual, meditative, or mystical practices that are devoid of a distinctly Christian context.
The labyrinth is "a large, complex circle which is an ancient symbol of the
Divine Mother, the God within, the Goddess..."
The timeless vertical nature of worship is almost entirely gone, and the liturgists and architects either don't see it or (much more likely) don't care.
A BROWN OUT
Larry A. Carstens
Dan Brown refuses to speak to anyone who challenges him, or to appear in any but the most friendly and fawning of venues.
WHY BE SUCKERED?
Catholics need not look to revamped pagan religions for spiritual enrichment, especially since these religions contain grave error.
"Did you ever wonder why we no longer hear teaching on serious personal sin?"
PLATO VS. DEWEY
Alice von Hildebrand
When it comes to the science of living (wisdom), we would do well to acknowledge that our ancestors, who could not fly to the moon, knew better than we how to live.
SEND AWAY THE CLOWNS
The rise of para-pagan cults is related to the demise of the classical basis of liberal education, and the loss of a common sense of what the pagans were.
FROM THE DETRITUS OF ANCIENT GNOSTICISM
A new, unheard-of Magdalen emerges from the detritus of antiquity — unheard of by you and me because she comes straight out of the ancient Gnostics.
Stratford Caldecott calls for a "new movement" that amounts to a New Ager-Catholic dialogue.
TYRANNY IN THE NAME OF TOLERANCE
New Age teachers invert Christian doctrine about sin, the Devil, and the Fall.
The Roman historian Livy observed: "We can neither endure our vices nor face the remedies needed to cure them."
"IF I'M WRONG, I'M DEAD WRONG" -- BISHOP SWING
Episcopal Bishop Swing said the world needs “a global soul,” to be created by conferences, fundraising, and declarations.
NOTES ON GNOSTICISM
Renewed scholarly interest in gnosticism has been, for the most part, remarkably sympathetic, as if it represented an important corrective and alternative to Christianity.
SEARCHING FOR THE REAL GOD
Thomas W. Case
By some stretch of the imagination, Buddhism can be chopped down to fit Christianity, but Christianity cannot be chopped down to fit Buddhism.
- Karl Keating