Next fall, a university in the United Kingdom will be offering a graduate degree in occultism and magic, a program of study that will reportedly be the nation’s first master’s degree of its kind.
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Strange and Spooky Things: Exorcist Reflects on Terrifying Consequences of a Post-Christian Search for ‘Spiritual Experience’
A Catholic University of America panel recently discussed some of the pitfalls of an increasingly secular mindset regarding spirituality.
‘Superstition is the deviation of religious feeling and of the practices this feeling imposes. … To attribute the efficacy of prayers or of sacramental signs to their mere external performance, apart from the interior dispositions that they demand, is to fall into superstition.’ (CCC 2111)
The curiosity exhibited by many Catholics toward demonic activity is real — and troubling.
How tough a Catholic are you? How would you have done with the Catholic Church’s practice of fasting if you lived 100 years ago? Today we discuss ‘Lent and Fasting (Now and Then)’ with Register staff writer Matthew McDonald. Then we turn to Register contributor Mary Frances Myler to discuss the troubling trend of interest in the occult and ways of ‘putting the devil on the run.’
Exorcist says active sacramental life isthe ordinary means of keeping the evil one at bay.
Since his conversion, Father Jean-Christophe Thibault has raised awareness about the harm of occult and esoteric practices that are more and more widespread in every sphere of society.
“All forms of divination are to be rejected. … Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums … contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.” [CCC 2116]