Bishop Joseph F. Naumann, Archbishop of Kansas City, Kansas, offers this advice to parents who want to decrease the chances that their son or daughter will grow up to be a “none” – don’t sign them up for a yoga class.
Due to a threefold increase in demand for exorcisms in Italy alone, and concerns about the skill level of today’s exorcists, the Vatican is planning to hold an international conference next month aimed at training more priests to meet the demand.
“Yoga: A Cautionary Tale” is a poignant and very enlightening testimony about the practice of yoga by Catholic News Agency‘s Jenny Uebbing. On her popular Mama Needs Coffee blog, she documents a long journey of discovery about yoga that began with her own practice and ended with a frightening confrontation with her past.
VV writes: “I’m a catholic school teacher and found out that some of my colleagues experienced Nia and QiGong. I informed them that this is new age and can’t call up the demonic in the name of Jesus and that its just not acceptable. The truth needs to be told. Your thoughts?”
A legal battle is brewing in California where an attorney representing parents of students in the Encinitas Union School District are calling upon the school to stop teaching yoga or face legal action.
Yoga studio owners throughout New York City are panicking as the state begins to impose sales tax on their businesses, with the existence of some studios threatened after being audited for years worth of back taxes.
Rome’s chief exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth, has reignited the debate over whether Christians can practice yoga by declaring that both yoga and Harry Potter are tools of the devil.
The OM chant might sound simple, but it’s actually very complex. It is often chanted three times at the start and finish of a yoga session and consists of three syllables – a, u, and m. Om is the supposedly the whole universe coalesced into a single sound and represents the union of mind, body and spirit that is at the heart of yoga.
BA writes: “We ordered the popular P90X exercise DVDs. When we discovered yoga was part of the program we promptly shredded that DVD and substitute that day with stretching. Some of the exercises and even stretching positions bother me they just feel so ‘yoga like’. Also, is Kenpo not a good idea?”
This letter from one of our blog readers is a sad testimony about the infiltration of New Age and pagan religions into our schools. While all semblance of Christianity has been ordered out of the classroom out of respect for a contrived notion of “separation of church and state,” there seems to be no qualms about introducing children to occult fiction and Hindu spirituality. Thankfully, parents like JM, who make a fuss about it, really can make a difference!