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So far we’ve looked at what Scriptures and Tradition tell us about the figure called “the devil”. First we looked at what the Church teaches and last week we looked at what the Scriptures tell us about the “prince of darkness.” It may be interesting to note that there is a fascination with the topic, at ...read more
As tens of thousands of people – many of them young men and women – descend upon Washington on Friday, January 27, 2017 for the annual “March for Life,” it is good for us to stop and reflect upon what we do as individuals and as a community to stand up for life. The theme ...read more
Last week we looked at the figure of the devil and why the Church teaches that Lucifer was an archangel created by God, who rebelled. There are many names for the devil. You may have heard Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub and Diabolos. He is also referred to as Belial, Prince of Darkness, Prince of demons, Angel of ...read more
The quest for the unity of all Christians depends above all on God’s grace. Peace, reconciliation, mutual understanding and forgiveness, communion in faith and love–are all gifts from the Father in the Son through the Holy Spirit. There is also the question of overcoming the theological controversies that divided the Churches in the first place. ...read more
Recently someone asked me to deacon-struct Exorcisms. They had read an article in the Telegraph and were curious about the whole thing. I remembered a few years ago someone asked me why Pope Francis kept mentioning the devil, as if the devil actually existed. (Fr. Rosica wrote about it at the time: Why in the devil does Pope ...read more
Dedication of the Lateran Basilica – Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Today we celebrate the feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. It is known as “Mother and head of all churches on earth” because it was the original residence of the Pope. There is a formidable and significant stone ...read more