Thursday, 17 February 2011

Wicca Dangers tract author speaks out

The author of Wicca and Witchcraft: Understanding the Dangershas written a piece in The Catholic Herald defending her stance on Wiccans and witches, but saying that "Wicca can be an important stage in spiritual growth for a young person".

Elizabeth Dodd, who claims she was a Wiccan when she was in her teens, says she intended the leaflet primarily "to inform Catholics about the realities of Wicca – eg that it isn’t Satanism".

She also says she is disappointed that instead of helping Catholics understand Wiccans better, "it appears to have re-ignited the persecution complex among Wiccans that I was hoping to diffuse".

The pamphlet, published by The Catholic Truth Society, was described by newspaper The Daily Mail as a guide to help Catholics convert Wiccans to Christianity. It has sparked considerable controversy.

You can read Elizabeth Dodd's full story here: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/features/2011/02/16/how-a-%E2%80%98teen-witch%E2%80%99-found-the-church/

Links
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/features/2011/02/16/how-a-%E2%80%98teen-witch%E2%80%99-found-the-church/
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2011/02/news.html
Wicca and Witchcraft: Understanding the Dangers

1 comment:

aradia's cauldron said...

Thanks for sharing the link. It's food for thought, even if I don't agree with her.