The pre-Christian world was dominated by a belief in astrology, to the point where many people thought the stars were gods, or were at least manipulated by deities. Throughout time, this unhealthy idolatry has continued, and has been practiced by many Christians, even though Scripture and the Church forcefully forbid any form of “divination.” One of the most popular means people have used to turn to the stars for guidance in life is the zodiac. Some people build their entire lives around the meaning of their “sign.” And many are up in arms since NASA tinkered with the calendar, thus causing a lot of people to now fall under a different “sign.” What does this all mean? Does it highlight the fact that it’s all superstitious nonsense? Join Jerry and Debbie on Wednesday for a frank discussion of the zodiac, astrology and many other new age practices. They’ll be joined by Sharon Lee Giganti, who was once immersed in the new age movement, but has returned to embrace the Church’s teaching on such things. You can get a head start on the show by visiting Sharon Lee’s website here.
Vatican document on new age practices – www.ewtn.com/library/CURIA/PCCPCIDA.HTM
EWTN article on yoga – http://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/yoga.htm