Archive | October, 2018

A Biblical Worldview: An Evening with Scott and Kimberly Hahn

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Scott and Kimberly Hahn extend a warm invitation to you for our dinner event at The DoubleTree Hotel in Mars, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Join us for a special evening reflection on the importance of Scripture and our study of the Sacred Page. Hear from renowned scholar Dr. Scott

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The Communion of Saints, Indulgences, and Luther: A Primer

The Catholic Church’s practice of indulgences and in her claimed authority to distribute them, she expresses an intercessory and administrative authority that has been endowed to her for the benefit of her children. This notion has been radically imagined in the idea of a family storehouse of extrinsic merits, which the Church distributes and imputes

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Fifth Annual Gala Highlights

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Fifth Annual Gala Dinner. Our Gala has become one of our most popular, and most blessed, events. It’s certainly one of the most anticipated events for our staff, as we get the pleasure of meeting our friends and supporters in person and sharing the exciting work

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The Burning Coal: Eucharist in the Old Testament

If I asked you to identify passages in Sacred Scripture that speak about the Eucharist, what passages would come to mind? Perhaps the Last Supper accounts in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Or maybe Jesus’s synagogue sermon on the Bread of Life in the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel. One might also cite

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Recovering Halloween

Halloween has been murdered. No, that’s not the start of a tacky horror movie. Rather, it’s a sober assessment of the culture. How do I know that this holiday has been done to death? Because if I were to say, “Halloween is an opportunity to help young people to get excited about their journey to

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What does the Church teach about Purgatory, human spirit hauntings

Do Catholics Believe in Ghosts?: Church Teaching on Purgatory

By Adam Blai  Adam Blai is an expert on religious demonology and exorcism for the Pittsburgh Diocese. He has been an auxiliary member of the International Association of Exorcists in Rome for a number of years. Blai is the author of Hauntings, Possessions, and Exorcisms, a field guide to defense against the demonic. Catholicism is clear on

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What to Know About Catholic Deliverance and Exorcism

Deliverance and exorcism are two different forms of spiritual intervention. Deliverance is a broad term that can mean being freed from any problem of a spiritual nature or cause. Here it will be defined as deprecatory prayer (a request) offered with the hope that God will free a person from a spiritual affliction.

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The Devil Is Real: Combating Spiritualism

Jesus was very clear about the reality of the Devil. He exorcised demons in seven major Gospel accounts. He differentiated between healings of natural illness, healings of the effects of sin, and the casting out of demons. He empowered and explicitly charged His disciples to cast out demons as part of their mission before He

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Keeping the First Commandment: How to Avoid Misguided Spirituality in a Culture Hooked on Halloween

Spiritual self-help can be organized into four general categories: preventative measures, corrective measures, avoiding false religions, and avoiding violations of the First Commandment. The primary corrective tool for people is Confession followed by Mass. Usually everything up to possession can be resolved through a healthy sacramental life and regular prayer. Moving a person out of

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