Friday, July 29, 2005

Catholic hospital adds meditation room for non-Christians

I dunno...I guess I'm hoping for conversions.

The meditation room, 12 feet by 20 feet, is intended to serve people of non-Christian faiths, or those "for whom the main chapel is not suitable," [Sister Renee] Zastoupil said.

Here's good news:

The hospital has published rules for use of the room. The use of peyote and other drugs is prohibited, as is the "practice of any religion or act which is diametrically opposed to the Roman Catholic Church." The hospital lists "Satanism, Wicca and Voodoo" as examples.

Here's...uh...other news:

Eagle Shield said the meditation room was several years in the making, and was a result of "sensitivity sessions" held with the hospital.

Are you like me? When you hear or read the word "sensitivity sessions" or "sensitivity training" do you immediately want to shout:

"Yikes! Talismania!

Here's the article.