"The Secret" - Is there anything Christian about it?
Catholic Answers speaker and former New Age teacher Sharon Lee Giganti discusses the trend of Christian pastors trying to "Christianize" aspects of the book "The Secret."
Sharon Lee Giganti, a former Miss San Diego County and runner-up to Miss California, left Hollywood at the height of her success (guest-starring in over 20 top television shows and co-starring in several films) to pursue a "Higher Purpose". Believing that she had found the true way to serve God...
Oprah: Televangelist Of The New Age Deception Oprah: Televangelist Of The New Age Deception is a fascinating 3-hour interview with Sharon Lee Giganti – a former New Age teacher who went through a dramatic realization that the ideas and the principles of the New Age Movement can have deadly consequences in people’s lives.
The Seven Big Myths About Marriag The Seven Big Myths About Marriage explores some of the most interesting and vexing problems in contemporary life. Appealing to reason rather than religious authority, the book tackles the most controversial and talked about positions of the Catholic Church - on contraception, on marriage, on reproductive technologies, on cohabitation, and on divorce - arguing for the reasonableness of the Church's views on these issues.
The book's interdisciplinary approach, following the precedent of Thomas Aquinas, looks to human happiness and fulfillment, properly understood, in seeking the answers to questions about how to live. It aims to show to skeptical readers that what the Catholic Church teaches about controversial issues is rationally justified by considering evidence from psychology, sociology, and philosophy.
The foundation of Kaczor's approach is happiness. We all want to be happy. Every day, in whatever we do, we seek this goal. But what exactly is happiness? And how can we find it? The saints and psychologists agree: there can be no real happiness without authentic love-erotic love, friendship love, and self-giving love (agape).
"Conscience remains hesitating, and convictions come to nothing, unless the teachings of religion complete the data of reason."
~ Jean Nourrisson, professor of philosophy, historian, member French Academy of Science; devout Catholic.