A regular reader has pointed out that my posts this week regarding the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph may lead some souls to the New Age Movement. There could be nothing farther than my actual intention so I must thank the reader for his/her concern.
It would not be proper for anyone but the Magisterium (i.e. local Ordinary, a Vatican Congregation) to condemn anyone featured this week or otherwise. When we fraternally correct a brother or sister it must be done with charity and humility as there is no guarantee we’ll arrive in Heaven one day either.
We need to know not only the faith but also the threats against it. We need to realize clergy sometimes stray. St.Athanasius (or was it St. John Chrysostom?) said the floor of Hell is littered with the skulls of bishops. It’s been reported that during the Arian Crisis eighty percent of the Church’s clergy didn’t believe in Christ’s Divinity. Luther was a monk.
So, no I’m not endorsing the Guelph Jesuit Centre, the Elderberry Connection or anyone else unless stated otherwise. All my posts are intended to inform and hopefully help rebuild the Church from recent damage.
For your consideration, here is what the Vatican teaches about the New Age Movement:
PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR CULTURE
PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
THE BEARER OF THE WATER OF LIFE
A Christian reflection
on the “New Age”