” few months after being appointed ordinary of Mexico City, Archbishop Norberto Rivera Carrera issued a pastoral letter Jan.

” few months after being appointed ordinary of Mexico City, Archbishop Norberto Rivera Carrera issued a pastoral letter Jan. 7, 1996 on the New Age movement “as a response to the concern so many of you have expressed to me, either directly or through your pastors.” Addressing “pastors…religious, missionaries, spiritual directors and confessors, teachers and catechetical instructors, and all the lay faithful engaged in apostolates in the archdiocese,” the primate of Mexico examines the origins and content of the New Age movement, the reasons for its rapid spread, its incompatibility with the Gospel, and the responsibility of all Catholics to counteract its influence.” (As American becomes increasingly pagan in morality, the spiritual void is being filled by various New Age cults that all Christians need to be on guard against.)