Harry Potter not Satanic
The week's news at a glance.
The Vatican said this week that the Harry Potter books about wizards and witches help children to see the difference between good and evil. At the release of a report on New Age religions, Father Peter Fleetwood said, I dont think theres anyone in this room who grew up without fairies, magic, and angels in their imaginary world. Such childrens stories are no threat to Catholicism, he said. Instead, he blamed New Age spiritual trends, such as yoga, Zen Buddhism, and Gaea worship, for competing with Christianity for peoples souls.