Shen Yun: The Disturbing Backstory

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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.

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Why You Should Steer Clear of Byron Katie’s “Work”

Byron Katie (Photo courtesy of Wikicommons Images, Lovingwhatisnt CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED)

LO asks: “Can you recommend the book “Loving What Is” by Byron Katie? And also, practicing her process that she calls “the work” is that an OK thing to do or an anti-catholic thing to do?  . . . I don’t want to do anything or entertain anything that could take me in a direction away from Our Lord and the Catholic Church. In general, I’m having anxiety & stress and would like to do some independent reading/work before I need a therapist…can you give any ideas for authors or specific books?”

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The Twelve Tribes Cult is Dangerous!

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.

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Company Fined $5.1 Million for Forcing New Age Practices on Employees

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.

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The Heretical Palmarian Church

Clemente Dominiquez as "Pope Gregory XVII"

Clemente Dominiquez as “Pope Gregory XVII”

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’.”

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The Divine Flim-Flam of Master Sha

Master Sha

Master Sha

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.”

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