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Near Death Experiences: Separating Fact from New Age Fiction

DD asks: "What do you make of Near Death Experiences and what position does the Catholic Church take on this phenomenon?"

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The Wim Hof Breathing Method

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N writes: “I recently came across a group of Catholics, who…spoke of Wim Hof and this breathing/meditation technique. I attempted internet searches to explore whether or not this has any spiritual grounding whatsoever, to no avail. (Also, truly, what sources does one trust nowadays?). Can you please provide me with any information?  These techniques set off many alarms within yet without much knowledge I cannot speak on the topic."

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Priest Warns Against Dabbling in Eastern Meditation Techniques

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This article about a priest who dabbled in transcendental meditation for 18 years before coming back to the Faith, comes as a wake-up call to so many Christians who are casually introducing Eastern meditation techniques into their prayer lives. Many of these practices are not as innocent as they appear!

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St. Teresa of Avila, the Desert Fathers, and Centering Prayer

Many people are being misled into Centering Prayer after being told that St. Teresa of Avila and the Desert Fathers taught a version of it. This blog contains a few facts that will challenge these assertions.

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Is BrainPOP Promoting Paganism to Schoolchildren?

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We recently had a complaint from someone who works in a public school about the way BrainPOP, an animated educational site for children, is presenting material to students, particularly a video about the Mexican Day of the Dead that promotes paganism at the expense of the Church.

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