Course In Miracles

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A Course In Miracles
Question from on 07-11-2007:
I have been introduced (through an acquaintance) to an interesting book called "A Course In Miracles". Some of what I have read online seems to make some sence, but I am wondering if the Catholic church has taken note of this publication, and if so, what are the conclusions as to it's validity? Is it a book I may study in length? I will put no book ahead of the Bible, and no religion ahead of the Catholic faith, but I must confess this book has some interesting points to be considered. Will it conflict with my Catholic teachings? Thank you for your attention to this question..... God bless..............Michael
Answer by Richard Geraghty on 07-18-2007:
Dear Michael,

To know what the Church teaches, you do well to learn those teachings from the Church herself. Since you have already read some of the book on line, why not check out its teachings by consulting a Catholic web site dealing with the same topic. The course on miracles is definitely not a Catholic book. Since parts of it have grabbed your interest, check it out from a Catholic point of view. There is sure to be significant differences.

Dr. Geraghty

1 comment:

  1. Hi Michael,
    I am a student of A Course in Miracles. I was also baptized and raised as a Catholic, and I attended Catholic school all throughout my pre-college years.
    To answer your question, ACIM is most definitely not a Catholic book. As you have noticed, there are interesting points to be considered and practiced. In fact, as you read through the book and begin to understand many of the concepts, you may find many ideas very helpful and comforting.
    Whether or not you should study it is really up to you and your own internal guide. Can you practice Catholicism and read ACIM at the same time. Of course! ACIM is not a religion. It does not exclude anyone in any way. That is why you can surely read ACIM (if you feel that it helps you and brings you peace), and still be a Catholic.
    Take care,