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Confusion in the Church

It’s clear that we are living in a time of confusion and division, both in the Church and in the world. I am not qualified to evaluate whether this is the worst confusion the Church has seen or not—we have been through some pretty bad times over the centuries—but it is serious. And it is our time and our confusion, so it is something we must deal with.   ...
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A Checklist for Spiritual Battle

Scripture tells us “Be not afraid” 365 times—once for every day of the year! No matter the challenges we face in our lives, God has given us many gifts to strengthen and encourage us ... Read More
exorcism, fr. vincent lampert, ordinary work of the devil

The Devil’s Lies Are Subtle

Very few of us will ever have to be concerned about demonic infestation, vexation, obsession, and possession. Heads spinning, pea soup flying, bodies levitating, and someone crawling up a wall like a spider certainly gets lots of attention ... Read More
exorcism, halloween, the occult, catholic teaching on psychics, fortune teller, palm reader

The World of the Occult

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 ... Read More
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Scripture Is a Love Letter: How to Read It

The Bible, which once seemed to me a collection of loosely related stories, actually fits together to tell a divine love story—an unmatched masterpiece telling the tale of God’s inexhaustible love for His children. The Good Book is really our family history book, telling us how our beloved Father, throughout ... Read More

Kimberly Hahn’s New Ministry for Women

Kimberly Hahn has spent decades sharing her personal experiences and the inspired wisdom of Scripture with women striving to live out their call to be daughters of God. Now, she’s bringing this wisdom to light for women in all walks of life with her new ministry, Beloved and Blessed ... Read More
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Is Satan a Myth?

Belief in the existence and activity of angels and demons is a common religious fact within many cultural traditions. At the same time, there are many people who reject the notion of angelic creatures and believe the existence of angels and demons, along with exorcism and demonic possession, comes out ... Read More
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We Must Not Be Lukewarm

A firm and clear grasp of Christian truth must be the basis of our relationship with God and with those we are trying to serve. One of the great weaknesses of both the pre- and post-Vatican II Church has been a widespread tendency to presume that Catholics already understand and are ... Read More
exorcism, satan and his demons

Exorcism and the Battle Against the Devil

One of my favorite definitions of the Church is that it is the guardian to the tree of life. Ever since Adam and Eve were banished from paradise, the human person has been on a journey to arrive at the tree of life and be united with God for all ... Read More
church in crisis, notre dame, ralph martin, marx and catholic

Unmasking Satan in Cultural Revolutions

A significant element of the Enlightenment—that upheaval of learning and change which profoundly shaped the modern world—was an explicit rejection of God, the Church, and revelation. What Voltaire, a leading figure of the Enlightenment, said about the Church, Ecrasez l’infame!, probably comes close to reflecting the sentiments of Satan on the subject: ... Read More
church in crisis, ralph martin

A Church in Crisis

It’s clear that we are living in a time of confusion and division, both in the Church and in the world. I am not qualified to evaluate whether this is the worst confusion the Church has seen or not—we have been through some pretty bad times over the centuries—but it ... Read More
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