Archive | October, 2018

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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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Book Review: The Eucharist

The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion by Lawrence Feingold Reviewed by Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB Dr. Lawrence Feingold, in this excellent volume, offers a treatment of the Eucharist that not only is useful for the classroom but for anyone wishing to enter more deeply into the Paschal mystery and the Eucharist. The subtitle

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Sixth Annual Gala Dinner

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta, GA Friday, October 25, 2019 Scott and Kimberly Hahn and the St. Paul Center Board of Trustees extend a warm invitation to you for our Sixth Annual Gala Dinner. We’re excited to host this year’s Gala in Atlanta, GA, at the beautiful Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, one of metropolitan

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History and Theology Lead Us to the Church

The Book of Acts is a work of both history and theology, an account of God’s self-revelation within the course of human history. Hence, to understand what Luke intended to communicate in Acts, one must set aside the false dichotomy between history and theology. In Luke’s biblical theology, history itself is a framework created and

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