"All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame
occult powers, so as to place them at one's service and have a supernatural power over others - even if this were for the
sake of restoring their health - are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be
condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons.
Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part
warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil
powers or the exploitation of anothers credulity."
-----The Catechism of the Catholic Church
When I first read the church's stance on witchcraft I had
several immediate thoughts. The first one was Dang! Even the Catholic church acknowledges that Witchcraft works!
After that I thought that they seemed overly concerned about people fraternizing with demons. I don't know about you,
but I've never met a demon and I'd just as soon keep it that way. The wearing of charms thing kind of surprised me because
to me the crucifix, the miraculous medal and "saints" metals worn around the neck are definitely charms. Reading
further we are reminded again to avoid consorting with evil powers. Since I have absolutely no intention at all whatsoever
of doing any such of a thing,.......