Paragraph 2117

2117. All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one’s service and have a supernatural power over others – even if this were for the sake of restoring their health – are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another’s credulity.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

12. What is Apostolic Tradition?

71. What relationship has God established between man and woman?

399. Do we have any responsibility for sins committed by others?

206. What does it mean to die in Christ Jesus?

594. Why do we say “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”?

80. How is the Good News spread?

402. What is the relationship between the person and society?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the importance of gratitude and contentment according to the book of Ecclesiastes?

What is the importance of humility and repentance according to the book of Baruch?

What is the importance of Christian witness?

What does 1 John 2:29 teach us about God’s holiness and justice?

What does the Bible say about the true source of comfort in times of trouble?

What is the importance of prayer and intercession in the Christian life, according to 1 Timothy 2:1-4?

What is the responsibility of Christian leaders according to James 3:1-12?