Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

11/21/2013 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Frequent talk show guest claimed ability to talk to dead, see the future

Frequent talks show host and psychic Sylvia Browne was a devout believer in reincarnation, claimed to be able to speak to the dead and could predict the future. Many people now are wondering aloud if she predicted her own demise - Brown has passed away at the age of 77.

While popular, Sylvia Browne's predictions were never 100 percent accurate. Browne told Cleveland kidnapping victim Amanda Berry's mother her daughter was dead, when in fact Berry had been held prisoner by Ariel Castro for 10 years before being found alive last May.

While popular, Sylvia Browne's predictions were never 100 percent accurate. Browne told Cleveland kidnapping victim Amanda Berry's mother her daughter was dead, when in fact Berry had been held prisoner by Ariel Castro for 10 years before being found alive last May.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

11/21/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Celebrity

Keywords: Sylvia Browne, death, psychic, reincarnation


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "Sylvia graduated today," a message on Browne's Facebook page read. "She was surrounded by family and friends. What a legacy. She shared so much. We will carry on her knowledge with hypnosis and 'Journey of the Soul' and her many books. What a great party they must be having on the Other Side. Bless everyone."

Browne passed away at a San Jose, California hospital. A cause of death has not been given.

AFTER THE UNSPEAKABLE, WE SPEAK HOPE. Support Catholic Online's response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. DONATE NOW ...

Browne made frequent appearances on TV shows including "Unsolved Mysteries," "Loveline with Dr. Drew" and "The Montel Williams Show," on which she was a weekly guest for 17 years.

"I, like so many of you, lost a friend today," Williams said in the posting on Browne's Web site. "But, as has been for the last 20 years, she'll always remain a part of me."

As to her psychic abilities, Browne once confessed, "I don't know how I do it," on CNN's "Larry King Live." "I've done it all my life."

"Browne's certainty in the existence of reincarnation remained a central theme in her philosophy and she believed it held the key to understanding life, though never imposing her values upon anyone," said her Web site. "Often, she had been quoted as saying, 'Take with you what you want and leave the rest behind.'"

The author of more than 50 books, 22 of them made the New York Times Bestsellers List. She was also consulted in several missing persons cases over the years. She received harsh criticism for her predictions, including one involving Cleveland kidnapping victim Amanda Berry. Browne told Berry's mother she was dead, when in fact Berry had been held prisoner by Ariel Castro for 10 years before being found alive last May.

Browne grew up in Kansas City, Missouri before moving to California in 1964. She founded the Nirvana Foundation for Psychic Research in 1974 ,and in 1986, she formed the nonprofit organization, Society of Novus Spiritus.

Browne's survivors include her husband, Michael Ulery; sons Christopher and Paul Dufresne; three grandchildren, Angelia, Jeffrey, and William; and a sister, Sharon Bortolussi.

A private memorial is planned.

A birth foretold: click here to learn more!

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2015 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for February 2016
Universal:
That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.
Evangelization: That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community.



Comments


More Celebrity

Co-Founder of Jefferson Airplane, Jeff Kantner dies at 74 Watch

Image of Paul Kantner left Jefferson Starship in 1984, complaining that it had become too commercial. Photo courtesy Chesher Cat.

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The founding member of psychedelic rock group Jefferson Airplane, as well as the guiding force behind Jefferson Starship has died from organ failure at the age of 74. While a figurehead for hippie utopianism, Kantner came clean in a 1981 interview. "The rock ... continue reading


Leonardo DiCaprio meets with Pope Francis Watch

Image of DiCaprio and Pope Francis met on January 28, 2016. (L'Osservatore Romano Foto)

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Oscar-nominated, Leonardo DiCaprio had an audience with Pope Francis the morning of January 28. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - It is widely accepted that DiCaprio is passionate about the environment, in many similar ways as our beloved pope, so a meeting between ... continue reading


'You have angels around you.' Actor Jamie Foxx pulls man from burning car - and doesn't consider it 'heroic' Watch

Image of The Oscar-winning Jamie Foxx told reporters that he just did what he had to do.

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Jamie Foxx, who pulled a drunken driver from his car seconds before it exploded into flames, says he does not think what he did was "heroic." Both way, the man survived and his father gave tearful thanks to the 48-year-old Foxx. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic ... continue reading


Eagles guitarist, Glenn Frey joins David Bowie and Alan Rickman in another tragic loss for 2016 Watch

Image of Glenn Frey passed away at the age of only 67-years-old (EaglesOnlineCentral).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Famous Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey passed away at only sixty-seven-years-old following complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Frey was one of the founding members of the Eagles, which saw ... continue reading


'Grizzly Adams'' Dan Haggerty dies at 74 Watch

Image of The brawny actor with long hair and flowing beard played Grizzly Adams, a man wrongly accused of murder who takes to the wilderness.

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

In a month rife with celebrity deaths, "Grizzly Adams'" Dan Haggerty has succumbed to cancer at the age of 74. Haggerty played the iconic mountain man in both a 1976 film and for two seasons on a hit TV series. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - The brawny ... continue reading


'A lifetime seems to have passed in minutes': Beloved actor, Alan Rickman dies at 69, after secret battle with cancer Watch

Image of Alan Rickman passed on Wednesday January 14 and broke hearts across the world (ThePlace2).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

British actor Alan Rickman, lovingly known for his numerous roles in dramas, comedies, romantic comedies, musicals and theater performances, passed away January 14. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The prominent actor died at only 69-years-old and was reportedly ... continue reading


Legendary musical performer David Bowie dies after battling cancer, age 69 Watch

Image of Bowie was a pop and folk singer until he hit upon the notion of Ziggy Stardust, a flamboyant, androgynous figure from another world in 1972.

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Many consider legendary singer David Bowie's "Heroes" as his finest work. Bowie wrote the song after he saw a couple meeting in secret at the Berlin Wall. The soaring music and lyrics, "We can be heroes ... if just for one day" was seen as a testament to the ... continue reading


With $20 million fee for 'Force Awakens,' Harrison Ford named highest grossing actor in history Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Harrison Ford, thrilling audiences for almost four decades with his combination of charisma and screen presence has become the highest-grossing movie star in the history of film. The juggernaut that is "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" got him a $20 million payday, and a ... continue reading


Pat Harrington Jr. who played Schneider on 'One Day at a Time' dies at 86 Watch

Image of Pat Harrington's role on

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Actor Pat Harrington Jr. was best known for his role of "Schneider" on the long-running TV situation comedy "One Day at a Time." On the show, Harrington played a cocky repairperson, under the impression that he was a hit with women, forever getting into the ... continue reading


Singer Natalie Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole, dies at 65 Watch

Image of Cole had longed declined to perform her father's works in concert.

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The daughter of American Standards-singer Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, would forge her own inimitable musical career . and then later in life would give musical homage to her father has died at the age of 65. Plagued by substance abuse and kidney failure, Cole ... continue reading


All Celebrity News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • St. Valentine: Saint of the Day for Sunday, February 14, 2016
  • Saint Valentine and why we offer roses
  • Prayer in Time of Anger HD Video
  • Stations of the Cross - Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to ...
  • Can you answer these four challenging questions about Lent?
  • 5 of the best non-traditional ways to celebrate Valentine's Day
  • Daily Readings for Sunday, February 14, 2016

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Deuteronomy 26:4-10
4 'The priest will then take the basket from your hand and lay it before ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 91:1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15
1 You who live in the secret place of Elyon, spend your nights in the ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 4:1-13
1 Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus left the Jordan and was led by the ... Read More

Reading 2, Romans 10:8-13
8 What does it say, then? The word is very near to you; it is in your ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for February 14th, 2016 Image

St. Valentine
February 14: Click Here for St. Valentine Prayer's Saint ... Read More