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YOUR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers with responses from Journal readers. You'll find information at the end of the column about how to submit questions.

YOUR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

From the May 2010 issue of The Christian Science Journal


QUESTIONS: Is it ethical for Christian Science practitioner, or teacher, to share the healings from their practice with the public and with other Christian Scientists (at a church testimony meeting, for example), if the patient's name remains anonymous? Mary Baker Eddy stated in her Church Manual, "Members of this Church shall hold in sacred confidence all private communications made to them by their patients; also such information as may come to them by reason of their relation of practitioner to patient" ( p. 46 ).