Dr Gareth Leyshon - Catholic Critique of the New Age


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At the dawn of the 21st Century, the post-modern milieu of Western culture accommodates innumerable practices with real or alleged roots in ancient religions of both East and West. The Catholic Church rejects nothing which is true and good in other religions - but many practices are incompatible with Catholic faith and morals.

Sometimes the factors which make a 'New Age' practice incompatible with Catholicism are obvious, but often the problematic elements are very subtle. In these writings, I am attempting to discern the warning signs which show when a New Age practice cannot be reconciled with Christianity; and therefore, where every Catholic who seeks to honour the triune God alone, must draw the line.

A Checklist for Catholic Use of New Age Practices

Christians and the New Age

Framing a Catholic Response to the New Age Movement

Critique of Reiki


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