Wednesday, February 24, 2016

And now for something completely different.

The Archdiocese of Boston is not exactly known for its expertise in the sanctification of Christ's elect, but every once in a while the wizards in the Chancery will really outdo themselves.

They really put on their thinking caps while putting together a 'spiritual wellness' agenda for Boston priests.

They've booked a 'wellness' trip in June to Duxbury to give lessons on the pagan practice of 'centering prayer'.

Centering Prayer Workshop

One of them is in June 2016 in Duxbury offered by Rev Meninger OCSO on the New Age practice of Centering Prayer. Of course, one of the big problems is that Centering Prayer actually is not a “prayer” and it is not even Christian. It originated with Abbot Thomas Keating at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, but its origins are a pagan practice and it’s more like a form of self-hypnosis.

Here's a taste of this dude.

Be sure to check out the trash he's found at his 'center', plastered all over the walls. The false god with all the arms would make a a nice souvenir for the Archbishop.

I braced myself and listened for a minute and four seconds. Unmoved by the prayers and mystical events happening during the Transubstantiation of bread and water into the Body and Blood of Christ, he found his connection in an empty wallet.

What an interesting diversion from helping priests bank Sanctifying Grace.

What's next?

A field trip to Hooters?

Why would any Catholic want to sever its spiritual connection to the Substance inside of a Catholic Tabernacle for the inferiority of what is inside of himself/herself?

Most especially a priest who experiences the spiritual dissolution of his own soul into Christ's every time he offers himself in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Inquiring minds are just dying to know the author of this reckless ignorance.

And here is the kicker: They charge donors 2500 to sponsor one of these trips to teach him how to ignore the Divinity of Christ and the communion of saints

For 2500 bucks we could fly them to the Phillipines for the Madonna concert.

Who are the trustees of this trust?

The foxes are in the henhouse...

Vice Chairman of the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust Rev. Msgr. Dennis Sheehan

Good grief.


Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

The "here's a taste of this dude" link isn't working.

TTC said...

thanks - link fixed...

M. Prodigal said...

Shades of 1980. Will they have a labyrinth too and check out the enneagram? Oh, the poor priests subjected to this brainwash. How can they lead others in holiness if they subscribe to this garbage?

Anonymous said...

bishops in my area are recommending Thomas Keating, I also saw a movie about him and his prayer method in LA two years ago. It appears it is a way to silence the mind and find peace within....with or withour God.

Why would anyone want to live without God? Especially priests, who supposedly have found God, why would they turn their backs to Him and center in man?

I just don't get it.

Anonymous said...

I read a book a long time ago about a French nurse who found a briefcase and inside she found the plan to destroy the Catholic Church by freemasons who would infiltrate
the church and become the priests, bishops, archbishops and maybe even the pope, at the time I felt this was a bit farfetched but now I think she was right. I still don't get why the archbishops voted Francis in the first place surely they knew he was a modernist. They all can't be bad can they?