Don’t wait for the media to give you a fair and balanced report on Harry Potter books and why a Catholic pastor from Tennessee decided they weren’t suited for the children in his school. Instead of presenting the priest’s side of the story, the media is using the opportunity to paint Potter foes as a pack of fringe-dwelling fanatics and doing everything in their power to avoid interviewing any of the esteemed experts who have spoken out against these books for fear of tarnishing the luster on their “golden calf” – Harry Potter.
After consulting wit several exorcists, Rev. Daniel Reehil, pastor of St. Edward parish in Nashville, Tennessee, made the courageous decision to ban the enormously popular Harry Potter occult-fiction books from the school library. Instead of presenting all the facts about why he made this decision, the biased media is fueling Potter-fan outrage by keeping their reporting as shallow and nondescript as possible.
A statement by the superior general of the Society of Jesus, Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, that the devil “is not a person . . .” brought swift condemnation but gave the Church a valuable opportunity to teach the faithful about the nature of evil.
Ever since Marianne Williamson, a well-known New Age guru and cheerleader for A Course in Miracles, entered the presidential race, there have been many articles written about the Course, some of which are very misleading.
AB writes: “I recently had a friend who has left his traditional Christianity and embraced the Spiritualist Church. I am having a hard time understanding exactly what this is. From his description of their activities it has elements of new age or even witchcraft. But he talks about Jesus as well. However they use non traditional “inspiration ” such as the gospel of Thomas. Anyway I am just a bit confused and wonder if you have any insight on this group.”
AH writes: “My friend asked: ‘As far as psychic work the Gifts of the Holy Spirit included the gift of Prophecy… isn’t that psychic ability. Just a different name’?”
BC writes: “My friend and I get a real kick out of Tyler Henry, the Hollywood Medium, and love watching his show. We’re both Catholic and know what he’s doing is against Scripture, but we only watch it for entertainment. Is it okay to do this as long as we don’t endorse this kind of work?”