Are Catholic Bishops Afraid of Reiki Healers?

April 20, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under Reiki

An article appeared in The Bulletin today about U.S. bishops denouncing Reiki based on the grounds that Reiki is “unscientific, superstitious” and of course, “inappropriate for Catholics.”

I take issue with the following points in the article:

1. “The bishops recently developed “Guidelines for Evaluating Reiki as an Alternative Therapy.”

How can the evaluate it if they truly believe it’s nothing more than unscientific, superstitious, mumbo-jumbo? Their evaluation would no doubt be biased. Read more