Don’t miss Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center in Plano on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Study Scripture from the heart of the Church with one of today’s most respected scholars.
The word “occult” comes from the Latin occultus, meaning hidden or secret. Its basic principle is that people want to bypass God. The world of the occult is extremely complex and diverse. It is expressed in various ways by such things as superstition, idolatry, and divination, but ultimately falls under the heading of magic. All magic is inherently evil and very dangerous because it has its origin in “the dominion of darkness” (Col 1:13).
Take the Next Step Make this the year you go deeper into the Mass. Encounter the Eucharist in a whole new way by understanding the Scriptures that point to the Blessed Sacrament and the Mass. This new liturgical year, we read from the Gospel of Luke. Get your copy of John Bergsma’s The Word of …
In 1960 the Church was paradoxically both aware that Western civilization was, by and large, no longer Christian and optimistic about the “natural law” tendencies within liberal democracy. Many within the Church knew that the world had to be evangelized; they understood the emptiness that haunted a great deal of popular piety. Many Christians could feel intuitively that something was deeply wrong in the Church, that many of the faithful were “going through the motions,” that somewhere along the line, the passion, drama, and excitement of a life truly in and through Christ had been lost. And yet, this pessimism was offset by an optimistic appraisal of the moral qualities of the liberal West.