A CALL TO VIGILANCE- Archbishop Norberto Rivera Carrera

 




A CALL TO VIGILANCE (Pastoral Instruction on New Age)

http://www.ewtn.com/library/bishops/acall.htm

By
Archbishop Norberto Rivera Carrera, Primate of Mexico January 7, 1996

 

 

NOTE: THIS PASTORAL INSTRUCTION ON THE NEW AGE CALLING CATHOLICS TO “VIGILANCE” PRECEDES THE FEBRUARY 2003 VATICAN DOCUMENT BY A FULL SEVEN YEARS- MICHAEL

Index

Introduction

New Age and the False Hope
The Rapid Spread of New Age
New Age Beliefs
Environmentalism
Gnosticism
Pseudo-Science
Incompatibility of New Age and the Gospel 
Reincarnation
Non-Christian Meditation
Responsibility of Catholics in Face of Confusion
Endnotes


A few months after being appointed ordinary of Mexico City, Archbishop Norberto Rivera Carrera issued a pastoral letter Jan. 7, 1996 on the New Age movement “as a response to the concern so many of you have expressed to me, either directly or through your pastors.” Addressing “pastors…religious, missionaries, spiritual directors and confessors, teachers and catechetical instructors, and all the lay faithful engaged in apostolates in the archdiocese,” the primate of Mexico examines the origins and content of the New Age movement, the reasons for its rapid spread, its incompatibility with the Gospel, and the responsibility of all Catholics to counteract its influence.




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