Who Was Maria Montessori?

Rumors have abounded for many years that Maria Montessor, the founder of the Montessori method of education, was a theosophist. In truth, she did have an association with theosophists while interned in India during World War II, but this was at the end of her life and after her teaching methods and schools were already well established.

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Catholic School Promotes Belief in Fairies

MR writes: “Our kindergarten son’s music teacher plays a rap song where the boys are told to “hiss like a snake”  and a song about fairies also.  Our son refuses to participate in either song.  He raised his hand and said that there are no such things as ‘fairies’ to which the class, the kindergarten teacher and the music teacher all agreed that there were fairies…Since then he has been teased and excluded and it’s making him sad and angry.  Do you have any info on fairies in the new age realm that we could pass on to the teachers about why we should not be chastised for NOT teaching our child about fairies?”

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Can Catholic Homeschools Adopt Waldorf Teaching Methods?

JM asks: “Can a Catholic take elements from Waldorf/Steiner/anthroposophy into a Christian home? How dangerous is it to implement some of the New Age elements within the home? This is a big problem with Catholic homeschoolers, but it isn’t addressed in other places. To me it’s completely obvious it’s New Age and stay clear, but I do know there is individual free consciences.”

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Up, Up, and Away: Should You Be Astral Traveling?

JK asks: “What is astral projection and can Catholics practice it?

Astral projection is a type of out-of-body experience that is based in Theosophy, a religion based on Hinduism that was founded by the infamous occultist, Madame Blavatsky. For this reason, Catholics should avoid the practice.

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Cranial Osteopathy, Jin Shin Jyutsu

K writes: “I am Catholic and have been going to an MD who practices cranial biodynamic osteopathic manual medicine and a homeopath for several years. I also have been doing self help with Jin Shin Jyutsu. I went to these practitioners because going to the regular doctors who prescribe the chemical drugs was making me sicker. . .

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