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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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
Download Audio FileEl evangelio de hoy es irónico. Un ciego, Bartimeo, es el primero en reconocer a Jesús como Mesías (aparte de los apóstoles). Su sanación es el último milagro que hace Cristo antes de entrar en la ciudad santa de Jerusalén, en la última semana de su vida en la tierra. La escena en
Download Audio FileToday’s Gospel turns on an irony—it is a blind man, Bartimaeus, who becomes the first besides the apostles to recognize Jesus as the Messiah. And His healing is the last miracle Jesus performs before entering the holy city of Jerusalem for His last week on earth. The scene on the road to Jerusalem
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
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
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
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
By becoming man, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity was able to teach us perfect virtue not only through a law but also through the example of His human words and actions, especially in His Paschal mystery.