23 February 2011

On being seduced by New Age occultism

Archbishop Thomas Winski on "New Age spirituality":

Despite the secularism of our age — or perhaps, because of it — many people are rediscovering an interest in spirituality. One can go to almost any commercial bookstore and discover whole sections devoted to the theme.

Unfortunately, most of what sells as “spiritual reading,” usually classified under the heading of “New Age,” does not demand any more faith or belief than going to the movies. Not all that is marketed under the rubric “spirituality” is “chicken soup” for the Christian soul. Indeed, much of it, if consumed indiscriminately or unwarily, could prove poisonous to the life of faith. While New Age writings may seductively appeal to the legitimate longing of human nature, they are fundamentally opposed to Christian revelation. . .

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1 comment:

  1. maryclare12:45 PM

    Dear Fr. P,
    Please go to the Catholic Herald website (uk catholic paper) and see the comments re a former teenage 'witch' coing to faith.
    maryclare :-)