I really think this time only advice is needed, and maybe letter writing action.
Can we in the local area maybe form a support group for faithful Catholics? It seems that if we are to actually ge the word out that we are supposed to be Catholic in belief as well as action, we need to network.
Here is what I just found in the Catholic Spirit,
This is under the “calender” link along the right side index, the entries nestled comfortably along with parish festival announcements:
Chakra Journey workshop: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality at Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. Personal growth and healing. Cost is $80 and includes lunch. For more information or to register, call (651) 696-2788.
Introduction to centering prayer: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Benedictine Center, 2575 Larpenteur Ave. E., St. Paul. Presenter is Benedictine Sister Virginia Matter. Cost is $50. Call (651) 777-7251.
And you know, while I find the above very deeply disturbing as this is New Age religion pronounced as allegedly “Catholic”, I actually find it more disturbing that a particular parish finds it necessary to announce a Rosary on a certain date. Is the rosary a novelty to them? How sad is that? It’s said at my parish at least twice per day and the full rosary on Sundays at 3 following the Divine Mercy. Apparently this is worth of announcement in the archdiocese paper as though it were some kind of one time thing???
Frightening. Our people are in sore need of catechesis.
So is there some way we can react to the announcements above? (Please disregard my editorial on the rosary announcement–at least they’re saying the rosary publicly! God bless them and may many attend and reap great graces!)
It is just so far beyond inappropriate to announce “centering prayer” and “Chakra” stuff in a Catholic newspaper that I just don’t know what to say. “Chakra” is NOT compatable with Catholic teaching.
Is there someone with a hard-core Catholic response to Chakras in a Catholic paper?
Can I get any more long-winded than this? Do you see why I don’t just up and write letters as I need to vent first!