What’s the Story on Pierre Tielhard de Chardin?

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LE writes: “There seems to be a resurgence of the life and philosophies of this man . What is going on?  Have the people forgotten his history. I wanted to look him up in your list under new age but I couldn’t find him. Could you put out an exposé’ on him?”

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Vatican Obelisk: Symbol of the Conquering Power of the Church

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GH asks: “I have a question about a large Obelisk located outside of St. Peter’s basilica in Rome.  I have read that new agers believe that obelisks embody the very presence of Lucifer.  Why would our Holy Mother Church allow an obelisk to be erected just outside of St. Peter’s basilica?”

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Are Birthstones New Age?

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MH writes: “I’m wondering if you would know if there is any new age connection to birthstones?  I’m from Ireland and wanted to get my niece a ring for her eighteenth birthday and she wants a birthstone ring. I’m not certain if there is any new age association. I would really appreciate it if you could answer this question.” 

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Human Composting: The Latest Eco-Friendly Burial Method

Bishops in California are raising objections to a new California law that will allow human remains to be composted and returned to the soil as a way of protecting the environment from the contaminants of embalming fluid and the carbon emissions from cremation. But this is just one of many new eco-friendly burial methods being offered today.

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