RG writes: “I met a woman on a plane ride back from CA who told me about some ‘exercises’ her husband did 10 yrs ago which seemed to have cured his MS type debilitation [Guillian Barre]. It goes by two names- one is ‘falun gong’ another is ‘falun dafa’ and The Strbegan in China. He had been unable to walk, could not work and was very depressed. After doing the exercises he regained movement and was healed. The doctors were stunned and said it was a complete recovery. There are meditation type practices as well. . . .”
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MA asks: “Have you done any research into Christian Science? My daughter is following it and every time I try to read about it I become angry. I have a good relationship with my daughter and her children and want to keep it that way but would like some concise information. You would be such a blessing to me if you have such information.”
Over the past month, we have received several requests from people who received gifts to Shen Yun performances as Christmas gifts. At first, I was surprised by the question because I had seen ads in my hometown for these shows and thought they looked like spectacular performances (albeit a bit pricey). But then I started to do a little research and was quite surprised by what I found.
We received a heartbreaking call from a listener to EWTN’s Women of Grace Live show last week about her daughter who had become involved with a group known as the Twelve Tribes. Even more distressing is that the young woman took her son – our caller’s grandson – to live with the group. It was with a heavy heart that we told her what we know about the Twelve Tribes.
Ten employees of the Long Island-based United Health Programs of America were awarded $5.1 million in compensatory and punitive damages by a jury who ruled that the company forced employees to practice rituals associated with a cult-like organization that relies on a cartoon character known as “Onionhead” to teach “emotional awareness” to followers.
AB writes: “I know some people who were members of the Palmarian church which is based in Palmar de Troya in Spain near Seville. They have been excommunicated from it but still uphold its teachings. They have their own pope and they believe that both Pope John Paul 2 and Pope Benedict xv1 were 33rd degree freemasons. They seem to have been brainwashed and will not listen to anyone else’s views on the “Roman Church” as they call the Catholic Church. I welcome any information you may have about this ‘church’.”
CC writes: “I have a friend that is very much into “Divine Healing Hands”. Master Sha is the head of this ‘movement’. I tried to read the book she gave me but was not really inspired so I only read the first few pages. I was wondering what you know of this ‘movement’ and the Catholic church’s viewpoint on it.”