Are there Sects in the Catholic Church?by Christoph Schönborn OP. The Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna asks whether there are groups in the Church whose thinking constitutes sectarianism within the Church herself.
Course In Brainwashingby Tracy Moran. Catholics across the country are alarmed at the increasing popularity of a New Age phenomenon known as "A Course in Miracles," a system of spirituality proponents claim is the "Third Testament" of God to His people.
Course in MiraclesEd Hryczyk explains the movement known as 'A Course in Miracles' founded by Mrs. Helen Schucman who claims to receive channeled messages. The 'spirit' denies the divinity of Christ and claims to find errors in the Sacred Scriptures.
Dispelling The Charms of Wiccaby Mary Zurolo. An article about Wicca, a neo-pagan religion, its appeal to modern society especially teens, the risks involved and how you can recognize whether or not someone is involved in its practice. (from Catholic Faith & Family, 24 October 1999)
Responding to ProselytismLetter of California's Hispanic Bishops concerning the drift of Hispanic Catholics to other religious communities.
Sophia, Goddess?'Among other aberrations many feminists seem to be trying to present Sophia, Wisdom, as a goddess.' Fr William Most comments.
Spiritualismby Fr Herbert Thurston SJ. Spiritualism was the precursor to today's New Age movement and is still a strong movement in its own right. An expert explains its dangers. (from This Rock, March 1995)
Statement on Fátima Crusaders (of Spokane)Bishop L. Welsh warns people of the errors of the group known as the Tridentine Latin Rite Church, also called the Fatima Crusaders (not to be confused with the magazine of Fr. Nicholas Gruner)
Teacher Lesson PlanThis program was used for several years in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and New York, especially in the Catholic Schools. Covers the Sociology of Cults 1963-1981; Cults Ideologies; Cults Methodologies Recruitment and Mind Control; and Cult Guilt
Theosophy: Origin of the New Age (Part 1)by Fr CC Martindale SJ. The New Age movement had its start not in ancient times and not in our own time, but in the 19th century. The article identifies the culprits and dissects their beliefs. (from This Rock, February 1996)