My grandma just died and my mom wants to talk to her. She is interested in seeing a psychic medium (the ones that can speak with the dead) but she is worried that it may be against the religion. We are not seeking witches or doing palm readings, etc. only speaking to the dead.

Is this against the Catholic religion and if so, why? God gave the gift, but you’re not supposed to use it?

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  • No. Catholic psychologists do exist and there are a lot of psychic Catholics who help people through psychology with the help of the Lord above.

    But in albeit-quietness.

    Many of these ordinary people do not understand what the Catholic means when it says that Christians should not believe in psychicism.

    There are different types and as long as you find the way to do everything and if that is what you feel that God is telling you to do/is best to do/you that you are allowed to do, then do it 🙂

    Yes, God has given all of us humans a 6th sense but only some of us have it fully as a natural talent- just like having a natural talent for singing etc. But everybody can do it if they try really hard and are committed to it. Just don’t go the wrong way- the devil’s way.

    The relationship of and between Catholics/Christians and Psychology is still ever-evolving. Who knows, in the near future, the Catholic church may allow it under some circumstances.

    Just like how they used to think that a dying sick inncoent baby would go to hell after if died if it was not baptised. But that is wrong- why would God, Our Father, send an innocent baby to hell, straight after its death, when it had done no sin except to come into His world?

    Please do not believe just anyone- trust yourself!

    I should not even be daring to think this but do not listen to priests if they say believing in psychicism should never be done. You must listen to God, Our Father.

  • ok idk what it says jn the bible but i am a catholic and I do know many psychics and I don’t idolize them. They have an amazing god given gift I believe. If u do choose to see one you can always go to confession after I guess lol idk I ain’t no priest

  • OK first forget catholic religion…it’s evil so is the pope, because I think john paul the 2nd said don’t pray to God pray to me instead…Psychics do exist…not in california psychics, thoose are gypsies…but take a look at a book called Mental Radio…and read who wrote the preface. If Psychics were fake then why did U.S.A and U.S.S.R use them?? why did they try to copy there gift and force it to normal people? why are there books on how to become a psychic? Well A clairvoyant was looking for me and answered all these questions…In the cold war psychics were tortured to leak the info…in which the will not give…but the leaked the future…the government pissed there panties…so they decided to make more fake psychics so people wouldn’t believe they are real…thus killing them…why? cause if a psychic doesn’t help people there gift slowly fades away…BUT WHY!! well psychics are made by God…yes mine told me few choose black magic and yeah that’s evil right there, but the truth is…religion fears them…so do the government…as for catholic religion…it’s evil man the rape kids and shit and the faggot pope tries to cover it up…oh if you want to know if your psychic is real, look for a small scar on the white part of there eye…Don’t be fooled by religion all they want is global control…oh yeah the holy grail and the robe Jesus wore is hidden somewhere in France by the jesuits, the knights of templar or kinghts of columbia…

    • You are truly misinformed and evil is seeping through you. Yes there are many organizations that have sinned against children and God. John Paul II never never said pray to me in lieu of God. Get it straight before you start spouted off.

  • DIVINATION – The art of knowing and declaring future events or hidden things by means of communication with occult forces. It is always an act of a religious nature. There is no divination if the religious element is missing, as in any scientific investigation. The occult forces in divination are always created rational powers that the Church identifies as diabolical. Implicit in this judgment is the belief that neither God nor the spiritual powers friendly to God would lend themselves to frivolous practices or subject themselves to any evoking human force. Hence, evoking these powers, whether explicitly or even implicitly, is considered an appeal to Satan’s aid. It is therefore a grave offense against God to attribute to the devil a sure knowledge of the contingent future, which, as depending on free will, is known to God alone.

    This explains the strong prohibition in the Bible of any divining practices. “Do not have recourse,” the people were told, “to the spirits of the dead or to magicians; they will defile you. I am Yahweh your God” (Leviticus 19:31). And again: “Any man or woman who is necromancer or magician must be put to death by stoning; their blood shall be on their own heads” (Leviticus 20:27).

    In the history of christianity every form of divination has been condemned by the Church. Among the more common are augury (Latin augurare, to predict) by the interpretation of omens such as watching the flight of birds or inspecting the entrails of sacrificed animals; axinomancy (Greek axine, axhead + manteia, divination) by means of the movements of an ax placed on a post; belomancy (Greek belos, dart) by drawing arrows at random from a container; bibliomancy (Greek biblion,book) by superstitiously consulting books, notably the Bible; capnomancy (Greek kapnos, smoke) by studying the ascent and descent of smoke and concluding that it was a good omen if the smoke rose vertically, especially from a sacrifice; chiromancy (Greek cheir, hand) by inspecting the lines of the hand, also called palmistry; necromancy (Greek necros, dead person) by consulting the dead or conjuring up the souls of the dead to inquire of them some secrets from the past or into the future, more commonly known as spiritualism. (Etym. Latin devinare, to foresee, predict, prophesy.)

    The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches:

    2116 All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to “unveil” the future. Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.

    2117 All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one’s service and have a supernatural power over others – even if this were for the sake of restoring their health – are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another’s credulity.

    2138 Superstition is a departure from the worship that we give to the true God. It is manifested in idolatry, as well as in various forms of divination and magic.

  • A psychic medium gives satan an entry to the soul who disobeys God’s law.

    http://www.stmichael.pair.com/laitydeliverance.html

    In Pope Benedict XVI’ book Jesus of Nazareth, he describes how God holds the future and we are called to trust or have faith in God. Consulting a medium is therefore a rejection of God.

    God made all that is good, and satan who envies man’s ability to enjoy heaven, perverts gifts. We have the ability to gain merit by faith in God over mediums, and to grow in faith by prayer and fellowship.

    Your mother may benefit from praying with someone and talking to them about her loss. In the book, Miracles Do Happen, Sr. Briege McKenna describes many things and could possibly help your mother. Her email is on this link:

    http://www.sisterbriege.com/srbriege.htm

    Mistoday, Pray the Rosary for Peace

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