Monday, February 19, 2007

Fr. Basil Pennington and Centering Prayer

Fr. Anthony Kazarnowicz, a good friend of mine who was an Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish in Worcester, Massachusetts and now serves as a U.S. Army Chaplain, once wrote to thank me for a letter to the Editor which I had written to The Catholic Free Press expressing my concerns over the column of Fr. Basil Pennington of St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts.

It was Fr. Kazarnowicz's belief (and mine) that while Fr. Pennington's column represented somewhat of an improvement over that of dissident moral theologian Rev. Richard P. McBrien, still, there was much room for concern.

The link above will take you to an excellent article detailing the problem with Fr. Pennington's "Centering Prayer."

Paul.

1 comment:

Dale said...

There are still many individuals and Catholic retreat houses promoting this New Age/Occult form of prayer. Thanks for getting the word out. I know an older version of DTF - Defend the Faith - had an excellent presentation on this.

Peace of Christ Paul!

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