MR writes: “Do you have any information about the “Unity” Church, or its founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore? It seems VERY New Age. I would like to provide some challenges to what they teach, and will appreciate any information you can provide.”
A reader of our blog gave us permission to print a moving glimpse into her conversion from the New Age, along with an excerpt from Pope Francis’ “The Joy of the Gospel”, and asks us all to remember to pray for those who are caught up in these false beliefs.
A reader wrote to us about meeting the Miami hypnotist Todd Goodwin whose Facebook page contained a very disturbing letter in which he asserts that Jesus was a hypnotist who was using hypnosis when he performed His miracles. The reader bravely asked us for any suggestions about how to evangelize in a situation such as this.
SN asks: I ordered some green scapulars from the Apostolate of the Green Scapular . . . I received 14 blessed scapulars that were blessed by a priest . . . You write the name of the person on the scapular that you want to receive the blessings/conversions and place the scapular in their vicinity either knowing or unknowingly. Every day you recite their name and Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for us now and at the hour of death. They say the scapular is as only as powerful as the user believes it will work. Is this approved by the Catholic Church?”
JA asks: “Is anyone familiar with LEGO newer sets the Legend of Chima? My 13 year was asking for them for Christmas, but said he thought I should ‘look into’ them because a fellow student at YEAH Academy told him that they were promoting another religion and that their family didn’t have them. I couldn’t find much, other then there is something called “Chi” much like the “Force” in Star Wars which he has tons of already. . .
MH asks: “Have you ever heard of The Maze Runner by James Dashner? Is it okay for Catholics to read this, especially young Catholic adults?”
We have had numerous questions over the last few months about a legitimacy of a visionary who calls herself “Maria Divine Mercy.” Referring to herself as “a Roman Catholic married mother of a young family living in Europe”, she claims to be receiving messages about the end times from the Blessed Trinity and Our Lady.