An Italian politician is convinced that he’s been cursed by the father of a woman he once publicly disparaged and is threatening to call the Pope directly to demand an exorcism to be free of the hex.
In response to numerous requests for clarification of theological errors contained in the book, Healing of Families, by Fr. Yozefu Ssemakula, the office of Bishop Gregory L. Parkes of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee has issued a statement announcing that the work is now under review.
This is Part II of a two-part series documenting the experience of Priscilla de George, a devout Catholic woman who thought she would be safe if she prayed to Jesus and Mary while attending yoga classes, and whose life began falling apart shortly after she started the practice.
The “yoga wars” are hotter than ever, with both sides staking out their positions and hammering their tent pegs ever deeper into the ground, but for everyday people like 54 year-old Priscilla de George (not her real name), this isn’t a matter of taking sides – it’s a matter of life and death.
SM writes: “Many years ago before I knew what Reiki is about I bought a CD of “new age” relaxation music. I bought it on the strength of the sample one could listen to in the store, but the CD was marketed as being good for background music during Reiki massage. It was clearly created with the intention of being used during Reiki, given the packaging and liner notes. Do you recommend that I get rid of it?”