We recently had a question about the “Yogi Tea” that has been popping up in supermarkets across the U.S. recently. I discovered that it is connected to a cult-like group that was formed around a phony guru who made himself a handsome profit off this particular brew.
KH asks: “I have a question about Terry Colafrancesco from Caritas of Birmingham, Alabama. They go under the name of ‘The Friends of Medjugorie.’ I heard bad things about them, occult like. His name is connected to Wayne Weible, the orginial author of the Book, Medjugorie. Do you have information about Terry and Caritas?”
A man whose followers claim he’s the reincarnation of Leonardo da Vinci is under investigation by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for selling unapproved supplements in his clinics.
The Church of Scientology suffered two more “black eyes” in the past week with news of the break up of actor Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes – two “higher-ups” in the organization – and the mysterious death of the son of Scientology president Heber Jentzsch. Read the rest…
MA asks: “Have you done any research into Christian Science? My daughter is following it and every time I try to read about it I become angry. I have a good relationship with my daughter and her children and want to keep it that way but would like some concise information. You would be such a blessing to me if you have such information.”
Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), is using his time in prison to terrorize his flock by demanding that they promulgate a bizarre series of doomsday prophecies and ordering them to cease having sex and to turn over all assets to the community or face instant excommunication.
KH writes: “Just wondering what you can tell me about T. Harv Eker, his program Peak Potentials and his book ‘The Secret of the Millionaire Mind. I know he quotes Marianne Williamson in the book which immediately raises questions.”
LO asks: “Can you recommend the book “Loving What Is” by Byron Katie? And also, practicing her process that she calls “the work” is that an OK thing to do or an anti-catholic thing to do? . . . I don’t want to do anything or entertain anything that could take me in a direction away from Our Lord and the Catholic Church. In general, I’m having anxiety & stress and would like to do some independent reading/work before I need a therapist…can you give any ideas for authors or specific books?”
A self-appointed “minister” of a cult-like church in Wauconda, Illinois is under investigation for his use of a healing method known as “light therapy” which involves nudity and what he calls non-sexual touching, as well as telling followers that God implants messages in their dreams which only he can interpret.
Believe it or not, there are a lot of people out there who truly believe the Catholic Church is a cult. Almost as many say the U.S. military is also a form of a cult.