Psychics/Mediums in the Roman Catholic Church

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  1. BibleHoarder

    BibleHoarder Active Member

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    Does anyone know how common it is to find practicing Roman Catholics who are also active in psychic/medium practices? My experiences with RCCs give me the impression that they are largely humanistic and borderline secular. I have rarely met any devout Catholics whose practices are in line with what the church actually teaches. I also know that there are many people in the church claiming to be involved in the occult. Many of them are liberal feminists who thank the doctrines of Mary and the Saints for getting them into goddess and medium practices. Some are even in to neo-paganism, and see Mary as just another identity or name of the earlier more ancient goddess who they sometimes claim is a purer form of the feminist spiritual force. The Long Island Medium, a popular TV personality, claims she is actively in the Roman Catholic church taking sacraments, all the while communicating to people's deceased relatives and believes in a more new age cosmic force God and Jesus as just a good teacher to help unify people's spiritual consciousness. There also has been no word that her priest or church has called her out on this practice despite how well known she is.

    So how common in your experience is occult synchronization with Catholic beliefs in your experiences? Most Roman Catholics I've talked to are open to the idea or already know people who are doing it, and use the same things to justify it as I mentioned earlier. I have heard an account of a priest who had encounters with phenomenon in a haunted house but couldn't justify it as Satanic, so he left the church and became a practicing medium.
     
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    Many American Catholics are poorly catechized. What those who don't know better (or what those who know and don't care) do doesn't adequately reflect what the Church is teaching, or the direction the Church is heading. One rightly doesn't judge all Anglicans based on what the Episcopalians are doing- whose leadership (who should be assumed to know a little about their faith) is trying to de-gender God. If one shouldn't base a judgement on Anglicans based on what one church in the communion is doing, there's even less reason to make a judgement of Catholicism based on what those who don't know or don't care about their supposed faith are doing.

    What you're witnessing is a result of a secularized Christianity. When we aren't persecuted for our beliefs (or our persecution is limited to verbal assaults), some become weak. It's made even worse when the heresy of relativism is afoot. You'll witness this in any church- no one is immune.
     
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    This tends to be more common in communities where a sort of "folk Catholicism" was/is common. It was common in European countries (and may exist on a limited basis) but died with the death of folk religion there.
     
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