BL writes: “I have been trying to stop my children from using curse words they hear at school or the playground and often say ‘Whenever a person curses, the devil draws near!’ but I really don’t know where I got this information. Is this true?”
We are often asked by people how to determine if they have been cursed or the victim of an evil spell? They might be experiencing a string of financial losses, accidents, or illnesses. Or maybe they suddenly can’t seem to focus or concentrate on their work. If someone put a spell/curse on them, how will they know and what can be done about it?
JH writes: “I cant find much on the topic but am curious if the pendulum wives tale (tie a ring on a string) to predict baby gender falls into a superstition/new age category to be avoided? I tried this recently and have found it to be very accurate on multiple occasions. If there is any validity to the results I’d like to believe there is a God given explanation that is scientifically based (even if yet discovered). . . .”
In an effort to counter what the Nicaraguan bishops are calling an “irrational and disproportionate” level of violence against Catholics in that country, they are planning to say the prayer of exorcism to St. Michael the Archangel to combat the violence which is “spiritually rooted in evil.”
Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would come up with a way to help us stay energized and alert throughout the day regardless of how busy we are? It sure would, but the New Age idea of restoring “energy” isn’t the way to go.
SM writes: “Please help me explain the dangers of 11:11 sightings in everyday life. Does it have origins in sorcery or occult? If someone sees 11:11, they believe they are being given a moment to anticipate something momentous about to happen?”
Many people say they were inspired by the book, God Calling, which was written by two “listeners” who were using automatic writing to obtain messages that allegedly came from God; however, not everyone was impressed, such as this reader who said she found the content to be quite disturbing.