Bringing you the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and His Church While PROMOTING CATHOLIC Apologetic Support groups loyal to the Holy Father and Church's magisterium
Home About
What's New? Resources The Church Family Life Mass and
Ask A Catholic
Knowledge base
AskACatholic Disclaimer
Search the
AskACatholic Database
Donate and
Support our work
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
New Questions
Cool Catholic Videos
About Saints
Disciplines and Practices for distinct Church seasons
Purgatory and Indulgences
About the Holy Mass
About Mary
Searching and Confused
Contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming home
Homosexual and Gender Issues
Life, Dating, and Family
No Salvation Outside the Church
Sacred Scripture
non-Catholic Cults
Justification and Salvation
The Pope and Papacy
The Sacraments
Relationships and Marriage situations
Specific people, organizations and events
Doctrine and Teachings
Specific Practices
Church Internals
Church History

Peter Simmons wrote:

Hi, guys —

I was on a site a day or so ago and some guy who calls himself (padre) was saying that he was able to obtain my guardian angel's name for me and he communicated with him on my behalf.

He ultimately said that some bad luck I have been having was due to some type of payment from some past lives, however my life was going to get much better in the next 2-3 weeks. Of course he wanted a donation of $69.00.

  • What kind of scam is this?

By the way he said my guardian angel's name was Hariel.


  { Can someone find your guardian angel's name and talk to them or is this some kind of scam? }

Paul replied:

Dear Peter,

The Church tells us not to name our guardian angels. It is God's job to name angels. All else you mention about this scam artist is nonsense.



Mike replied:

Hi, Peter —

You said:
He ultimately said that some bad luck I have been having was due to some type of payment from some past lives . . .

The Church never has never, and will never, believe in past lives. As Christians, we believe we fulfill our vocation in this Earthly pilgrimage then pass on to our Particular Judgment.

Hope this helps,


Peter replied:

Dear Paul,



Please report any and all typos or grammatical errors.
Suggestions for this web page and the web site can be sent to Mike Humphrey
© 2012 Panoramic Sites
The Early Church Fathers Church Fathers on the Primacy of Peter. The Early Church Fathers on the Catholic Church and the term Catholic. The Early Church Fathers on the importance of the Roman Catholic Church centered in Rome.