Exorcist: Stay Away From Harry Potter

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Castle (Wikicommons: Carlos Cruz)

Even though the Harry Potter series is finished, these wizardry tales remain the most widely-read books among youth. But as this world-renowned exorcist warns, just because they’re popular and everyone’s reading them, doesn’t make them safe.

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The Magic Tree House

JM writes: “I am writing about books widely available at school and ‘Scholastic’ called “The Magic Tree House” series by Mary Pope Osborne. Could this series be considered (occult)? My daughter read them a few years ago and she advises me now not to let her sister read them.”

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Twilight Moms

IZ writes: “An office mate’s wife is a fanatic Twilight fan, having come home early from an out-of-state trip to wait in line for 5 hours with friends to watch the midnight premier of “Eclipse”.  I read your blog about the new movie and how groups have formed gathering like-minded weirdos who are interested in vampires, etc.  As my office mate jokingly refers to his wife’s fanaticism, stating she’s read each book multiple times as well as having seen all movies repeatedly, at what point would one question abnormal behavior (to me that is abnormal)?  Another office mate who is “Catholic” is a Harry Potter fan and I just don’t know how to contribute to the conversation without sounding like the bearer of bad news. Do you have any suggestions?”

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Witchcraft Viewed Unfavorably by Most Americans

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

In spite of efforts by practitioners and the media to improve the image of modern witchcraft in movies and popular books such as Harry Potter, a recent poll found that a majority of Americans, including youth, have an unfavorable view of these practices.

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