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Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Kevin in Dallas

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

2117 All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one's service and have a supernatural power over others - even if this were for the sake of restoring their health - are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another's credulity.


Why dont people use the brians God gave them?

Billy D

Ha! Someone actually thought they could "channel" Jesus? Or even call Him up? Did they "command" Him to show, or just ask very nicely? If "someone" did indeed show up, I can promise you it wasn't Christ.

c.a. Marks

You're kidding, right? This is a Catholic school? Well, I'm just speechless. What in the world is going on these days?


If they really want to have a personal contact with Christ, they just need to confess their sins and take the Eucharist.
The need for sensations in religion is simply materialism.
That having happened in a Catholic school is revolting. Imagine what kind of "Catholic" education those poor kids are getting! They are putting their souls in danger.

Bill Wanke

My wife and I are struggling with where to send our kids to school, when they are of age. The Catholics school today IMO, are a step up from the Public schools, but not much better. They are privately funded, the catechism is weak, and as the faith has been watered down, so too has the education.
Granted, it starts at home...but you cant be sending your children to the wolves, which is all too common these days, as evidenced by this story.

c.a. Marks

Will anything happen to that Catholic school, oh you know, say taking away their license to teach?! What they did was very extreme and irresponsible; not to mention WRONG! I am STILL having a hard time accepting that this actually happened!

Billy D

BW - Is there any way you can homeschool your kids? My wife and I do, using the Catholic curriculum. We looked at the local Catholic school, then saw what they were "teaching" and ran as fast as we could. The school has been taken over by feminists, and with the exception of maybe two teachers (that I know of) the faculty is not Catholic, or even Christian. The only thing Catholic about the school is the Saints' name attached to it. Home school is the way to go.

Unni Mathew

I, can't believe an occultic session in a Catholic school?.Church should condemn such activities hence forth as this will take away even those who believe in god.

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