Pedro Pablo Elizondo Cardenas of Cancun-Chetumal, Mexico, warned
Mexicans this week against believing in superstition, which, he said,
the world proposes as an answer to personal problems. He said that the
only answer to trials and tribulations is in attentiveness to the word
The bishop lamented the loss of faith and the spread of pagan rites and superstition, such as fortune telling and tarot cards, which are rejected by God.
He warned parents not to let their children to become involved in witchcraft, sorcery, magic, astrology or séances, “because all these things are an abomination to your God.” Such practices, he said, were common among pagans, “but we know that Christ is the only one who came to bring to the truth.”