Thursday, April 9, 2015

Why Is The Archdiocese Of Baltimore Allowing Tai Chi Workshops On Its Properties?

First, let's go into some background on tai chi itself.  Touted as a "martial arts" series of disciplines and exercises, its roots in Taoism and Buddhism cannot be denied.  Despite pipe dreams to the contrary, these pagan roots permeate the various motions and do cause altered mental states.  In short, like many "new age" gimmicks, it can open one to demonic influences since it does mimic idol worship.  In a saner time, when our prelates valued prudence and wisdom, no Catholic would have been granted permission to participate in any of these rituals.  That was then, this is now.  Progressivism has wormed its ways into our chanceries as prelates lack the backbone and/or wisdom to oppose it.

My blogging colleague at Harvesting The Fruit, headquartered in Baltimore, posted about a tai chi workshop being hosted by the Sisters of Bon Secours in Marriottville, MD.   I will divert from the topic of this post for a few moments to comment on this so-called "retreat center", starting with some personal experience.  About 10 years ago, a pro-life group with which I was affiliated had a day-long retreat/conference.  This Bon Secours place was booked; unbeknownst to us, it was even then a new-age haunt.  I arrived late for the meeting and rushed in, not paying attention to my surroundings.  Only after the meeting ended did we look around and noticed the literature rack by the front door, loaded with pamphlets that extolled the wonders of ashrams and crystals.  Needless to say, our eyes were opened.  They were opened even further as we walked to our cars and noticed the labyrinth to the side.  We each made a Sign of the Cross.  Our first trip to Bon Secours was also our last.

Let's take a virtual tour of Bon Secours, shall we?  To their dubious credit, they make no bones about being a de facto witches' coven.  At their main page you can see to the right the tai chi session.  Go to the events page and scroll down till you see the "soulcollage" thing.  The whole idea of this thing revolves around the unsuspecting victims participants selecting images that "depict your personality parts, your archetypal guides, your energetic companion animals, and even some of the sentient beings that have loved, taught, and challenged you."  Sentient beings!  And just who/what might they be?  Familiar spirits?  Demons?

Now check out the "grounds and meditation" tab.  We've touched a bit on the labyrinth so why not visit the "peace garden"?  Well, one reason not to visit is that they call it "zen-type".  It even comes with a "peace pole"!  That is a new one on me.  Until an hour ago, I never heard of a "peace pole".  Look - if you really want a prayerful garden, go to the grotto at Mt. St Mary's in Emmitsburg.  There you'll find a garden with mosaics of the Stations of the Cross, the Mysteries of the Rosary AND a chapel with the Blessed Sacrament reposed.  Why waste time in a place filled with symbols of idolatry - and most likely worse?

And to this snake-pit the Archdiocese of Baltimore refers Catholics?  But wait!  We're not done yet!  It gets worse!

Tai-chi poison is being spread in a Catholic church in Baltimore!

Again, with the Catholic Review singing its praises, we read an account of it at St Dominic's church in Baltimore.  The aged perpetrator nun declares right off the bat that "this is not something like tai chi or yoga".  But a few paragraphs before that we read how all the participants were in a "trance like state".  If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck - guess what?  It's a duck!  They call this sign chi do, as though a name change will fool everyone.  I googled it and it does seem to be quite the money-making racket.  One site I found does acknowledge the obvious; that is, tai chi is to be found in the roots of this sign chi do.  It goes on to blather about being "aligned in body mind and spirit" and "healing".  She calls it "sacred".  It's not; it's new age claptrap.

For two thousand years the Roman Catholic Church has preached the way to true healing.  Our Lord Jesus Christ has given to us His Sacraments.  Confession and Holy Communion are the two to which we can and should frequently resort.  Of course that involves repentance and conforming our lives with His Word.  Around that there is no short-cut; all other gimmicks are false and will lead to hell.  Shed the gimmicks and stay with Christ and His Church.


  1. It's really horrifying to me that the New Age is being aimed at the elderly.Sr. Marie is supposed to be protecting and caring for these people, instead she's infesting them.

  2. Stop already... I couldn't get past paragraph 3!

    1. Hey! I'm only reporting the mess! I didn't create it! But let's see if by the grace of God we can fix it, shall we?

  3. Leave it to the Catholic Church to promote Paganism, and even Satanism on Her grounds. People that poo poo and downplay the notion of the 'Great Chastisement' (and there are more than a few around) are not living in reality. It's coming. The Lord God will NOT be mocked.


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