A Canadian university citing the controversy over yoga and “cultural issues” has decided to cancel a free yoga class.
The presence of occult-based fiction in Catholic schools has become a very real and pervasive problem across the United States. It all started with Harry Potter, but since then, there has been enormous growth in this genre with more and more titles being made available to children and teens.
A new book by Catholic author Connie Rossini dispels some of the most common arguments used to defend centering prayer by comparing it to the teachings of the great mystical doctor of the Church, St. Teresa of Avila.
GS asks: “I was wondering if you could tell me the difference between joga and yoga. Is joga safe or just a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”? It is being introduced into my child’s catholic school health program. I have warning bells going off in my head- should I be concerned?”
KS writes: “A woman at our parish spoke to me recently about a line of products from a company she represents called Nikken. They offer items which are purported to ease pain and symptoms of a variety of illnesses and conditions. The focal products contain magnets, but their website doesn’t appear to follow “New Age” kinds of marketing. They focus on the natural energy producing properties of magnets, etc., and their influence on the human body; i.e., a physiological kind of influence rather than spiritual. I’m always leery of things of this kind, though I know that the natural world influences us in many ways.
We recently had a question about the videos made by a visual artist named Johnnie Lawson who specializes in recording the peaceful sounds of nature. Is there anything wrong with listening to these videos, which millions of insomniacs are using around the world to help themselves fall asleep?