It has recently come to my attention that several homeopathic enthusiasts are implying that Catholics and Christians should be encouraged to use homeopathy because of the many popes who used it. They are also pointing to an award given to a homeopathic physician by Pope Paul VI and to the fact that Mother Theresa’s order has also used these drugs as reason for Catholics to embrace homeopathy. Although all of these facts are true, when the story behind them is told, the picture looks a whole lot different!
CF writes: “There is a new book using quantum physics by Dr. Laura Berman. It is called Quantum Love and its sound suspicious to me. Is ‘quantum science’ a real science? Dr. Berman talks alot about science proving ‘energy fields’ now. Really? Her book is how your mate can ‘feel’ your negative or positive energy. I thought that was called paying attention!”
In an effort to provide address the spiritual issues of its patients, administrators at a UK hospital aren’t turning to men and women of the cloth as you might think. Instead, they’re looking to hire a Reiki master – an occult-based technique that has no basis in science.
PO writes: “I have been having acupuncture for 2.5 years on a regular basis for anxiety. The Dr. that is treating me is a Catholic and a MD. I have benefited greatly from this therapy. He does mention that I have had blocks that need to be opened and I do feel very relaxed after the treatments. . . .
J writes: “I recently read on a blog about “Energy Profiling” or “Dressing Your Truth” by Carol Tuttle. I started watching the video series on energy profiling and felt that it was very New Age or based on eastern religions. The ‘Dressing Your Truth’ seems to be becoming very popular. As a Christian, I am concerned about this creeping into our churches, ladies retreats, etc. Are you familiar with energy profiling?”
CF writes: “I have a question regarding a therapy. A friend of mine briefly talked about a therapy he recently experienced call ‘Somato-Emotional Release (SER) Therapy.’ I have not been able to find any information regarding this therapy from a Catholic perspective. Is this a therapy Catholics should avoid?”