This is not the first time a reader wrote to this blog to complain about their child being introduced to a superstitious practice known as “worry dolls” in school. But this time the parent is allowing us to publish their account of exactly what happened.
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). . . .”
JW writes: “I once had a lady tell me that if my child has lyme disease that I needed someone to pray over her, that Lyme had something to do with evil. Is this true? What have you heard about Lyme disease?”
CM writes: “What do you think of prayer chains? I receive a lot from friends to pray for different things and at the end it says do not break this chain, contact 10 more friends!! It makes me feel uncomfortable can you give me your take on it please.”
A reader writes: “I have a question about whether it is alright to pray with a rosary made of crystals? A Carmelite order in the USA, the Sisters of Carmel, offers a custom rosary making service and it is possible to select semi-precious stones like amethyst or jade for a beautiful and unique rosary. Is there anything dangerous or New Age about praying with such a rosary?” Read the rest…
MG asks: “What does the Catholic Church say about the mathematical evidence in the design of the pyramids, having to do with creation of our universe, judgment and time as we know it? Also the healing evidence of persons and nature around a pyramid? Is it against the church to use pyramids for plant and bodily healing as long as Our Lord is our foundation?”
The month of February promises to be a real boon for astrologers who are already making all kinds of outlandish predictions about the impact of this Saturday’s lunar eclipse – and the solar eclipse scheduled for later this month.
TP writes: “I have been wanting to learn more about the gemstones in the Bible. But I’m questioning when I start to search online there’s a lot of new age things. Is it wrong as a Christian to want to study gemstones and if they have any healing properties for us?”