Monday, March 30, 2009

USCCB clarifes Church position on Reiki

After years of arguing with deceived Catholics about the Reiki classes performed by sisters on Long Island in schools, retreat houses and health facilities, I finally have a definitive source to quote on why it's not for Catholics. Thank you, bishops.
In terms of caring for one's spiritual health, there are important dangers. To use Reiki
one would have to accept at least in an implicit way central elements of the worldview that
undergirds Reiki theory, elements that belong neither to Christian faith nor to natural science.
Without justification either from Christian faith or natural science, however, a Catholic who putshis or her trust in Reiki would be operating in the realm of superstition, the no-man's-land that isneither faith nor science.

9 Superstition corrupts one's worship of God by turning one's religious
feeling and practice in a false direction.

10 While sometimes people fall into superstition through
ignorance, it is the responsibility of all who teach in the name of the Church to eliminate such
ignorance as much as possible.
12. Since Reiki therapy is not compatible with either Christian teaching or scientific
, it would be inappropriate for Catholic institutions, such as Catholic health carefacilities and retreat centers, or persons representing the Church, such as Catholic chaplains, topromote or to provide support for Reiki therapy.
Read the entire paper here.
HT Spirit Daily

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