MJB writes: “My daughter recently came home from school wearing a wish bracelet that had been given to her by a friend. When I looked it up on the Web, it seemed superstitious. Am I overreacting or is this something like a talisman?”
CF writes: “Could you help me understand if the practice of airrosti is ok with the Catholic Church? I understand it is a treatment similar to physical therapy but I am not sure if it has any scientific research.”
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.
DF writes: “I googled ‘earthing’ on your blog and read the article you wrote on it (and essential oils). While you stated that there is little evidence that this ‘earthing’ stuff is, you did not say if it is harmful (other than wasting your money and/or supporting new age businesses.)