Mark Anderson wrote:

Dear AskACatholic,

This is my second question since the last one you replied to. This time it's on issues that really disturb me. I would really appreciate it if you can spare some time to answer them.

Here's my first issue:

I have found out that my Great grandfather is some kind of magic practitioner — a wizard of some kind that cures illness of people. He is a Catholic as well as a magic practitioner. Magic is not so alien in my country. Magic is really alive here. What concerns me is I know that magic is totally forbidden in Catholicism and I totally agree.

My family stopped believing in magic when my grandpa totally gave himself to Christ and became a full-practicing Catholic. I heard that if you are a wizard it means that your children will also become wizards because this trait will be passed on to your children's children because magic is in your blood.

I am a 100% faithful Catholic and I refuse any kind of magic in my heart. I am baptized but according to my family tree, I am a wizard.

  • So, am I still a wizard?
  • Will I be saved by Christ's Sacrifice when I die?
  • How can I get out of this magic family line?

In my heart, I worship no one but the Trinity alone and whatever happens, I will be loyal to God.

Here's my second issue:

There is a Catholic community that I think has the full support of the Church named THS and THM, Tunggal Hati Seminari, and Tunggal Hati maria, which means Single Heart of Seminary and Single Heart of Mary.

It's a community that teaches martial arts and other Catholic teachings. The teacher is a Frater (pre-father) in the Catholic Church but, the martial art is kinda different. They are manifested in energy and meditations, as well as in prayers (to Trinity). By the way, only Catholics are allowed to enter this community.

The result of prayer, meditation, and fasting is that at a certain level the students will be able to:

  • open their chakra
  • open their third eyes
  • have a healing ability . . . seeing other's aura, and
  • break a solid object . . . even seeing the dead and many other powers.

There is also a community like this named Trisula means Trident, which only Christians can join (Catholic can too). In this community you will be able to get those powers on the first day you join the community, so it's no fake.

My question is:

  • Is this community a good one, because I'm not familiar with any other Catholic community in any other country that is similar to this one.

Mark

  { If I have wizardry in my family will I still be saved by Christ and is this a good Catholic community? }

Bob replied:

Mark,

Thanks for your questions. First, your salvation is not determined by your grandparents: you make and own your own decision to follow Christ, and there is no power that can separate you from Him. We battle against forces of darkness, but ultimately, while they can seem to frustrate, they have no power in the end:

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39

Paul made that pretty clear, so hold on to that.

Secondly, both of these organizations sound problematic and I wouldn't recommend them.

You should check with your local Bishop to find the truth as to whether they have any official recognition. I tend to doubt it, because several of the items you mentioned don’t mix with our faith.

Peace,

Bob Kirby

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