The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Day 275: Superstition, Idolatry, and Magic

October 2nd, 2023  •  19 mins 33 secs  •  Download (18.3 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Superstition, idolatry, divination, and magic are all things we can encounter in our daily lives, and, with Fr. Mike, we unpack how they break the first commandment. Fr. Mike reiterates that superstition represents an “excess of religion” and can affect the worship we offer to God. He points out that we can be superstitious even in our Catholic practices. He also explains that idolatry consists of divinizing anything that is not God. Today’s readings are Catechism paragraphs 2110-2117.