VIDEO: Catholic Churches Welcome Gaia and Krishna





(excerpt from 'Oh Canada')
GaiaThe Archdiocese of Toronto airs a weekly Mass each Sunday on CTV (Toronto) for those who are unable to make their way to a local Parish because of illness or limited abilities. The July 19, 2015 televised Mass was concluded with a song called "O Beautiful Gaia" written by a new age feminist named Carolyn McDade. You can watch this song at minute 27:30 in the video below uploaded to youtube by the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Gaia is a Greek Mother Goddess; creator and giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe; the heavenly gods, the Titans, and the Giants. She spawned other gods from her union with Uranus (the sky) and Pontus (the sea). In Roman pan-theology she is known as Terra.
Gaia is very popular in Neopagan thought and practice and often represents The Mother Goddess, or Great Goddess (Mother Earth, Mother Nature, or the Creatress of all life), a composite of various feminine deities from past and present world cultures, worshiped by modern Wicca and other Neopagans.
Gaia is also intricately interwoven within most all extremist environmentalism movements. In fact, the term The Gaia Principle, coined by chemist James Lovelock in the 1970's, hypothesizes that organisms interact with inorganic matter to form a complex 'system' and leans heavily toward advancing the belief that the earth as a whole is actually a 'living mystical being'. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Pope Francis adviser and appointee to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, even partly subscribes to The Gaia Principle as evidenced in an article titled 'Earth system’ analysis and the second Copernican revolution' (Nature, 1999).

Composer Carolyn McDade the author of the 'O Beautiful Gaia' hymn describes herself and her work this way in her online autobiography:
"…My passion: freeing women's generative energies to act as social, planetary, cosmic beings on behalf of ourselves, one another, and the wellbeing of the whole. My ardent desire is that as a movement we nurture the myriad ways of creative expression as paths to deepen human consciousness, to envision a society worthy of this blessed Creation, to act in ways that are transformative…"
Some of her other songs include: Serpent Song, In Memory of Her, Yuhnin-Ah, Call to Women, Creation of Peace, A Song of Woman, Hymn of Earth's Women, Song of Community, Somos Mujeres, Asikatali, Woman to Woman, and Hark for the Sun is Returning.

Here are the full lyrics of Carolyn McDade's hymn 'O Beautiful Gaia':
    O beautiful Gaia, O Gaia, calling us home,
    O beautiful Gaia, calling us on.

   Soil yielding its harvest, O Gaia, calling us home,
   Soil yielding its harvest, calling us on.
   O beautiful Gaia, O Gaia, calling us home,
   O beautiful Gaia, calling us on.

   Waves crashing on granite, O Gaia, calling us home.
   Waves crashing on granite, calling us on.
   O beautiful Gaia, O Gaia, calling us home,
   O beautiful Gaia, calling us on.

   Pine bending in windstorm, O Gaia, calling us home.
   Pine bending in windstorm, calling us on.
   O beautiful Gaia, O Gaia, calling us home,
   O beautiful Gaia, calling us on.

   Loon nesting in marshland, O Gaia, calling us home.
   Loon nesting in marshland, calling us on.
   O beautiful Gaia, O Gaia, calling us home,
   O beautiful Gaia, calling us on.

UPDATE:  On November 11, 2015 The WILD VOICE youtube channel received this comment from the Archdiocese of Toronto:
"The Archdiocese of Toronto's Office of Spiritual Affairs has communicated with the producers of the Sunday Mass to ensure that appropriate music is utilized in relation to the production of the Sunday Mass television program".
We are encouraged and grateful to the Archdiocese for their prompt attention to this and also for letting us know.

1archdiocese toronto



Vishnu KrishnaOn November 6, 2015 the ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) Desire Tree youtube channel uploaded a video showing a kirtan being performed at Church of Our Saviour, a Roman Catholic parish church in the Archdiocese of New York, New York City currently pastored by Reverend Robert J. Robbins.

The description of the video explains that the kirtan was filmed in 'late September' and organized and led by The Bhakti CenterAccording to the The American Conservative the kirtan was part of "an interfaith prayer vigil for action on climate change, as part of Pope Francis’ visit to New York."

The Hare Krishna mantra is composed of three Sanskrit names of the 'Supreme Being' – "Hare," "Krishna," and "Rama.". Krishna is the eighth avatar of the Hindu God Vishnu. According to the Hindu religious text Padma Purana "All the grievous sins are removed for one who worships Lord Sri Hari, the Lord of all lords, and chants the holy name, the Maha-mantra."

Please notice in the video above at minute 4:08 you will also see an pyramid with rays on the column to the left in the Church.





"Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me." – -John 14:6

"For professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and of fourfooted beasts, and of creeping things. Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever."  – -Romans 1:22-25

"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world." – -James 4:8


"O Jesus, my Savior and Redeemer, Son of the living God, behold, we kneel before Thee and offer Thee our reparation; we would make amends for all the blasphemies uttered against Thy holy name, for all the injuries done to Thee in the Blessed Sacrament, for all the irreverence shown toward Thine immaculate Virgin Mother, for all the calumnies and slanders spoken against Thy spouse, the holy Catholic and Roman Church. O Jesus, who has said: "If you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it to you," we pray and beseech Thee for all our brethren who are in danger of sin; shield them from every temptation to fall away from the true faith; save those who are even now standing on the brink of the abyss; to all of them give light and knowledge of the truth, courage and strength for the conflict with evil, perseverance in faith and active charity! For this do we pray, most merciful Jesus, in Thy name, unto God the Father, with whom Thou livest and reignest in the unity of the Holy Ghost world without end. Amen."


NOTE:  For an excellent overview and discussion of New Age phenomenon from the Vatican Working Group on New Religious Movements, please see:
JESUS CHRIST, THE BEARER OF THE WATER OF LIFE – A Christian reflection on the “New Age”


9 comments for “VIDEO: Catholic Churches Welcome Gaia and Krishna

Comments are closed.