[quote=KGM]Is it part of the teaching of the RC Church that families inherit curses?
There are various Catholic sources that confirm the truth of this in one form or another, from private revelation of mystics (A.C.E.) to scripture (O.T.) to Church dogma (Ott, p. 106-114).
Sounds legitimate so far.
Here we have a problem. Since they are not Catholic, they are not under obedience to any bishop, and we cannot go along with their actions, even if they seem to be successful.
But it remains that physical problems are the result of past sins and/or curses and/or dominion of the devil, and that we ought to pray to be delivered from evil (Matt 6:13).
Catholic discipline is currently such that we are not permitted to address evil spirits directly (1984 document), but rather to pray to God for help - and also not neglect to ask for the intercession of the Angels and Saints in our battle. This is confirmed also by scripture (Jude 1:9). Here is a prayer for intercession against attack:
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the divine power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who now wonder throughout the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
I also came across the following link wherein a Catholic priest offers Masses for the healing of one’s family tree:
Rev. John H. Hampsch, CMF
Information about private Mass intentions for the Healing of your Family Tree
I am going to look into having that done for my own family.