Tag Archives: Catholic Church

posticon Did You Know Yoga Is Evil and Endangers Your Soul? by John Cali and Spirit

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If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil. ~ Baruch Spinoza

yogaImage copyright © 2010 by Mark Donoher

I read an article yesterday which took me totally by surprise. An Irish Catholic priest was cautioning his parishioners against yoga because, he said, it endangers their souls. Same goes for tai chi or Reiki, according to the reverend. These activities he deemed “unsavoury.”

I had to read the article a couple times before it sunk in.Read more

posticon Why Do We Need Forgiveness? by John Cali

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Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement (Sistine Chapel)

When I was growing up in the Catholic Church, we were constantly reminded we needed forgiveness for all our sins, great and small. There was no way we were going to make it to heaven unless we constantly begged God to forgive us.

There was even a part of the Sunday Mass service where we were required to say “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you. Only say the word and I shall be healed.”

I struggled with all that, even back when I was a faithful Catholic—many years ago now.Read more

posticon Doctor Death by John Cali

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As many of you have probably heard, Jack Kevorkian died today. Known as “Doctor Death,” Kevorkian was a medical doctor who helped over 130 terminally ill patients commit suicide.

Criticized by many, supported by some, Dr. Kevorkian spent his entire professional career raising public awareness about euthanasia for terminally ill people.… Read more

posticon The Human Body by John Cali

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Having been raised Roman Catholic, I was taught, at an early age, the human body was the “temple of God” — and, at the same time, an object of shame. Especially when it came to sex.

Talk about confusing!

Fortunately, I’ve outgrown most of the outdated concepts of the Catholic Church. But they still persist in many folks, including some of my family. (Though I must admit, I like the “temple of God” idea.)… Read more