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Dangers seen in Catholic use of Enneagram

February 02, 2012

Writing for Catholic World Report, Anna Abbott reports that Church officials have real concerns about the use of the Enneagram in Catholic retreat centers and other institutions.

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami has characterized the Enneagram as a “pseudo-psychological exercise" that betrays a fundamentally Gnostic approach. Father Thomas Weinandy, the staff leader for the US bishops' committee on doctrine, says that those who rely on the Enneagram for spiritual direction "have lost their way."


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  • Posted by: Chelle,SFO-MI - Feb. 02, 2012 8:25 PM ET USA

    Why, then, did they allow it to get into Catholic retreat centers IN THE FIRST PLACE??? It's been there for years...hello??? I suppose it's for bored Catholics who aren't persecuted enough yet....

  • Posted by: Defender - Feb. 02, 2012 5:19 PM ET USA

    Among those who have lost their way are a group of religious sisters who folded this nonsense into a religious education renewal curriculum for teachers.