The Easter Season is upon us! Christ the Lord is risen, indeed! He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life!
Apparently, however, He isn’t the life force; that’s this thing called “the chi.”
I know this because I’m fortunate enough to live in the Archdiocese of Baltimore where visitors to the homepage of the Archdiocesan website are invited to an “Upcoming Event” called “A Taste of Tai Chi Workshop.”
The New Age workshop will be held at “The Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours – a ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours” in central Maryland.
According to details offered on the Archdiocese of Baltimore website:
T’ai Chi Chih is a series of 20 separate, easy-to-learn moves that circulate and balance the chi, the life force that flows within us. … You will also be taught how to ground the chi, which helps with focus, clarity, and feeling more present in everyday life.
Sure, life in the Church Militant is a “valley of tears” for all of us, but some of us have more reason to cry than others.
Is it permissible to bring one’s Chihuahua ?
The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of sizes, head shapes, colors, and coat lengths.
According to the web site, it’s actually, “A Taste of T’ai Chi Chih II Workshop.” I wonder if the “II” is a subtle reference to Vatican II, or perhaps indicates we’d be coming late to the party, having missed the first installment. Either way, it’s bad karma.
Chi is from Taoist and Confucianist philosophy which recognizes dualism; the yin/yang are opposite forces but are complementary, and interdependent, thus the universe is made up of a Star-Wars-like Force, which has both good and evil existing in “balance.” This dualism is what the class will promote. This is opposed to Christian view of monism, where evil is seen as a deprivation or lack of good. In the Christian view, God is the supreme good, the source of all that exists; Who exists on His own and has no need for evil to exist. This is very dangerous and needs to be opposed.
For a bishop to allow and so promote pagan philosophy under the guise of exercise in his diocese is an extreme dereliction of duty. He would be allowing souls to open themselves up to be susceptible to demons.
Michael F Poulin
The first Catholic Diocese was the Diocese of Baltimore, MD, established April 6, 1789 and raised to the dignity of the first Archdiocese in the United States on April 8, 1808. (Happy Anniversary, Baltimore!) Approved by Pope Pius IX on July 5, 1858, prerogative of place was conferred on the Archdiocese of Baltimore so that it is known as “The Premier See” of the country. The first Cathedral in the US was the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore,MD. The cornerstone was laid July 7, 1806 and the building was dedicated on May 31, 1821. In 1936, the Baltimore Cathedral was raised to the rank of a minor Basilica by Pope Pius XI.
Baltimore, Maryland (graced with Our Lady’s name) has a beautiful and rich Catholic heritage. Only diabolical forces could have reduced it to the level described in Louie’s blog. If this doesn’t convince Catholics of the evils in the Modernist “church”, I don’t know what will. Vat. II was the vehicle for that evil.
Perhaps, the current bishop should be made aware of this glorious heritage so he could hang his head in shame and hopefully “wake up”. Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us!
For anyone unfamiliar with this, –briefly, it is a martial art based on a false-god philosophy (Taiji) which is believed to have generated the universe –quite a bit differently from the account in Genesis (source wickipedia)
Taiji is the “Chinese cosmological term for the “Supreme Ultimate” or “Great Ultimate” “Great Absolute”…state of undifferentiated absolute and infinite potentiality, which means “the souce–beginning of the world”. “In the Song dynasty it became a metaphysical term on a par with “The WAY”.
“The Way” existed before there was heaven or earth, for all eternity. It has attributes and evidence, but it has no action and no form.. It may be apprehended but cannot be seen. “IT INSPIRITS DEMONS AND GODS, gives birth to heaven and earth.
–The- Great Primal Beginning generates the two primary forces. two primary forces generate four images. The four images generate eight trigrams. The eight trigrams determine good fortune and misfortune. Good fortune and misfortune create the great field of action.
–Through tranquility the supreme ultimate generates yin. When tranquility has reached its limit, there is a return to movement. Movement and tranquility, in alternation, become each the source of the other. The distinction between the yin and yang is determined and the two forms (that is, the yin and yang) stand revealed. By the transformations of the yang and the union of the yin, the 5 elements (Qi) of water, fire, wood, metal and earth are produced.
— These 5 Qi become diffused, which creates harmony. Once there is harmony the 4 seasons can occur. Yin and yang produced all things, and these in their turn produce and reproduce, this makes these processes never ending.
–TAIJI UNDERLIES THE PRACTICAL TAIJIQUAN (T’ai Chi Ch’uan) – A CHINESE INTERNAL MARTIAL ART BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF YIN AND YANG ANDD TAOIST PHILOSOPHY, and devoted to internal energetic and physical training.
God save us from bad shepherds.
Maybe this is the way to go ???
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I feel my chi coming up…. I think I may be sick.
This evil paganistic belief and practice is found everywhere in the subverted Catholic Church – most dioceses promote such superstitious beliefs. Blessed Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle . . .
hi TROGS!!!!!!! it b a GOOD sign that u don’t like this CUTTING EDGE stuff, b/c that means it b GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
here in L.A. we do LOTS of things to prove our EVOLVED LIFE FORCE of the CHI…. we b experts in LITURGICAL DANCE, for example!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was on GLORIOUS display here when our angel lady COMMUNITY opened:
i meself became so inspired that I TOO decided to become a LITURGICAL DANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! see here where i ANNOUNCED it:
Fr Jeremy Davis is an English exorcist. He has warned to avoid eastern ‘excercises’, the new age etc. He also says, when it comes to getting rid of spiritual nasties, ‘Beware seeking help from anyone but Christ and the Catholic Church’. I guess Bergoglio, whose favourite exorcist is a Lutheran, didn’t get that memo.
PS. Fr Davis says, ‘the New Age, the occult, promiscuity, homosexuality and pornography’ have dire spiritual consequences. Again, someone forgot to send Bergoglio the memo.
” life in the Church Militant is a “valley of tears”
Pray for our True Priests, support them…
UPON THIS ROCK
On this earth
Beyond their worth.
Few are grateful
They won’t confess
When the waves
Break on the shore
What is before.
You stand on this rock
‘Gainst the gales
Fore those who mock
They cannot see
But all behold
Your bended knee.
Few will follow
They won’t comply.
Then a blue moon
With Holy Oil
You lift the Light…
Sun moon recoil.
But on this rock
You stand your ground
Between the storms
And sheep you block
The tempest winds
That hurt the flock.
With outstretched arms
The daily crux
You nail the Truth
So not in flux
Never will lie
Only can free
Upon this rock