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Re: The Vatican and New Age


Kathryn, my objection is not that the document is bad per se, but that it doesn’t go nearly far enough. I’ve been in touch with theologians, priests and others who have had direct experience with the New Age, and they all say that Rome doesn’t appear to understand how devastating it can be to people, mostly by serving as a gateway into more overtly occult practices (which, if you believe what the Church says it believes, is extremely dangerous). They all say that New Age is playing with fire, and that the Vatican seems to be abstracted from that reality, putting the phenomenon into the ecumenism portfolio, else its response would have been much more direct and — that word — judgmental.


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