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Where are Demons Located?

November 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Hell & Purgatory, Spiritual Warfare

Dear Fr. Fortea, where are demons located? Demons–like the souls of deceased human beings–do not occupy space. This does not mean, though, that they are in some other physical dimension. What does being or not being in a dimension mean for a spirit? They are not anywhere. They exist, but they are not “here” or “there” in a physical sense. A demon is said to be in a place when it acts in that place. If a demon is tempting... Read More

Book Club – Journal of a Soul Week 12 of 12 – Pt 2 of 2

November 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

Journal of a Soul Editor's Note: Part One of Week 12 of 12 can be found HERE. Final Words… We have reached the end of the Journey. And what an amazing journey it’s been! To have insight into the soul of such a beautiful human being is a gift like no other. For once, the question, without being asked, was actually answered. How can I become a saint? Step by step, day by day, we saw an incredible transformation through this... Read More

Book Club – Journal of a Soul – Week 12 of 12 – Pt 1 of 2

November 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

Journal of a Soul Week 12 of 12 – Part 1 of 2 A Proper Catholic Education The superiors of the seminary were very strict with us, and at times did not hesitate to impose stern restrictions which made us believe and say that they were too much opposed to anything modern in study or ways of thinking, and over-confident that the future would justify deeds.  In fact, after a short time the turn of events proved them quite... Read More

Video – An Important Message From Dan and Fr. John

November 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek, Videos

An Important Message . . . Dan Burke and Fr. John Bartunek take about Catholic Spiritual Direction. Have you been blessed by this apostolate of RC Spiritual Direction.com?  Dan and Father John have an important message to share with you about the New Digital Continent and evangelization.  They talk about bringing the incredible riches of the Catholic Church to the world.  And what type of people are those who submit questions... Read More

Video – How can I improve my prayer life?

November 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek, Prayer, Videos

Improve My Prayer Life: How can this be Done? Fr. John Bartunek and Dan Burke talk about how to improve our time in prayer and intimacy with the Lord. + Improve My Prayer Life How can we deepen our relationship with Christ? Father John Bartunek discusses what the key ideas, the three things we can do, that we need, in order to pursue in this.  How much time should we spend in prayer? What are the different types of prayer and... Read More

Does Emotional Suffering Hinder Spiritual Growth?

Dear Dan, since many people may suffer from some level of emotional immaturity due to childhood experiences, what effect does this have on becoming spiritually mature? Problems such as shyness, depression, lack of self-confidence, sensitivity to criticism, etc. affect trust in God and being able to benefit from spiritual direction. What advice would you give those are in such a situation who are seeking spiritual direction but... Read More

What does a Demon Think About?

November 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

Dear Fr. Fortea, what does a demon think about? Every demon retains the intelligence of its angelic nature. Demons know and inquire with their minds about the material and spiritual worlds, the real and conceptual worlds. As spiritual beings, demons are eminently intellectual; there is no doubt that they are deeply interested in conceptual questions. They know very well that philosophy is the most elevated of the sciences and that... Read More

Book Club – Journal of a Soul – Week 11 of 12

November 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

Purity in Deed Journal of a Soul Week 11 First of all we pray for purity of mind, a clear understanding of doctrine which is a gift of the intellect; then modesty of body. O Mary, you see what a scandal of shameless nakedness of men and women we have around us, profaning the churches, the squares and the ways of the city, for the corruption of innocent youth and the perversion of our people, with the threat of terrible punishment... Read More

Broken? – Stanza VII – Part II

November 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Becky Ward, Broken

For when our human strength prevails, pride and self-reliance grow. We then forget that we are creatures, whom to God, due worship owe. Do we really owe God anything? Yes. Love. It’s the only thing we can give Him, the only thing He wants is that we freely return His love. And we gain everything in return! In the book, “Lift Up Your Heart” Archbishop Fulton Sheen says: Let Go of Fear God does not love us because we are lovable... Read More

Book Club – Journal of a Soul (Week 10 of 12)

November 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

Never, Never, Never Give Up! Journal of a Soul Week 10 Beloved brothers and children, concerning this subject of the rosary of Mary, we could find in our heart other devout considerations of moving and persuasive power, presenting it as a world-wide supplication for the peace of the Lord and for the happiness of men and peoples even in this world. But we choose to offer for your attention, as the complement of this apostolic... Read More

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