Posts Tagged ‘paganism’

Ex-Catholics in Rome reconnect with roots, spirituality in paganism

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Disillusioned by their experiences in Catholicism, some Romans are turning to paganism and finding a connection to their roots through worshipping the gods of antiquity, whom they see as more welcoming than the church. “Rome is pagan,” Pope Francis told members of the Roman clergy during a closed-door meeting January 14, when he urged them Read more

Interreligious dialogue with Mammon?

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Shortly after my ordination and assignment to Japan, an elderly Japanese priest told me about an experience he had as a young man sometime before World War II. A European bishop was visiting Tokyo, and the then-young priest was assigned to be his tour guide for a day. In the morning, they went to the Read more

‘Satanic’ campaign to buy warm clothes for needy in New Zealand

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

A “Satanic” campaign to buy warm clothes for disadvantaged people has been blessed by an Auckland reverend, while drawing the ire of Family First. Satanic New Zealand has launched a “Soles for Satan” Givealittle page to “buy new socks, hats, and warm clothing for homeless shelters and children living in poverty”. Co-founder Frankie Astro Seven Read more

CDF head warns against adapting faith to pagan lifestyles

Friday, June 12th, 2015

The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has warned against trying to adapt Christ’s teaching to today’s often pagan lifestyles. Speaking to Die Tagespost on June 6, Cardinal Gerhard Müller rejected placing “any so-called lived realities” on the same level as Scripture and tradition. This is “nothing more than the introduction of Read more

Re-emergence ancient ritual causes concern in Tonga

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

In Tonga, the ancient ritual of “Uiui Tevolo” which means “calling up the dead” or more literally “calling up the devil”, has been regarded as something of pagan origin unacceptable to churches and Christians in general. However, in recent weeks there has been a sort of revival of this ancient ritual among some villagers in Read more