Posts Tagged ‘Superstition’

Superstition stops Mass

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Superstition is delaying the first Mass of a newly ordained priest. He also faces social exclusion in his eastern Indian village as Catholics now consider him a “bad omen” after 11 of his close relatives died in a road accident on his ordination day. Read more Related Posts:Hong Kong bishop ‘hopes’ for women’s ordination ‘one Read more

Some little known superstitions

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

We all know Friday 13 is believed by many to be a bad day to do business on But did you know lemon peels can help you predict if you’ll land a lover? Or that crazy things happen if you kiss your own elbow? Max Cryer’s new book, Superstitions and Why We Have Them was published in May tells you Read more

Sorcery – pastors and chiefs arrested after hangings in Vanuatu

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Police have arrested suspects on the island of Akaham in South Malekula in Vanuatu following the killing of two people over allegations of sorcery and witchcraft. Those arrested include church pastors and customary chiefs. According to the Daily Post, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, John Taleo, has described the killings as brutal and unlawful murders. Read more

Does the zodiac sign play a part in marriage

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

What’s your sign? Does it matter?  A team from the University of Manchester did a study in 2007 called “Ten million marriages: A test of astrological ‘love signs’”. They analyzed 10 million marriages, using census data from the U.K. and inferring astrological signs from couples’ birth dates. This research shows that astrological sign has no impact Read more

Cult practices may be be responsible for Fiji man’s death

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

The death of a man earlier this year is being linked to the practices of a cult. It has been claimed the man was not allowed to visit a hospital even though he had been ill for several days. Ra provincial administrator Sitiveni Tavaga says that cult practices are still alive in some remote settlements Read more