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What is the Greatest Evil?

March 27, 2014 by  
Filed under Evil, Fr. Fortea, Sin, Spiritual Warfare

Father Fortea, what is the greatest evil?


According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the greatest evil is sin (CCC 1488). Since God is love and sin leads to the rejection of His love, sin inevitably leads to hatred – of God, of humanity, of those around us, and of ourselves. Those who allow themselves to walk the path of hatred can reach the point where they hate all four objects with their entire strength. Such a consuming hate is the final stage of total moral degradation.

 

Editor’s Note:  To learn more about spiritual warfare and demonology, Catholic Spiritual Direction recommends Fr. José Antonio Fortea’s excellent book Interview With An Exorcist – An Insider’s Look at the Devil, Demonic Possession, and the Path to Deliverance.

Father José Antonio Fortea Cucurull is a priest, exorcist, and writer from Spain. He has published many books, some of which have been translated from Spanish into English, and has spoken at various venues in the United States. His most famous title is the Summa Daemoniaca, currently available only in Spanish. His book Exorcistica is a supplemental publication of Summa Daemoniaca.

To see many other posts on spiritual warfare and demonology, please click on the following link to see all our posts in this series: Spiritual Warfare and Demonology Posts (and Their Links) on SpiritualDirection.com

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Art: Franciso resiste la tentación [Francis Resists Temptation], José Beniliure y Gil, 18 February 2012, PD-US author's life plus 70 years or less; detail of Padre José Antonio Fortea 2017, photographed by Elgatoconbotaselgatoconbotas, 5 May 2017 own work, CCA-SA 4.0 International; both Wikimedia Commons. Cover of “Interview with an Exorcist” used with permission, all rights reserved.

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About Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea

Father José Antonio Fortea is not only an exorcist, but also a writer, and parish priest. He once thought he would lead what he has termed ordinary life as an attorney in Madrid, much as his father did before him, but sensed instead a vocation to the priesthood in his adolescent years. A theology graduate of Navarre University in Spain, Father Fortea wrote a thesis there on exorcism. He has been a practicing exorcist for several decades.

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  • judeen

    when we understand our selves and our sins… the powers that make us sin.. so we understand the enemy… sin… we then understand the power of the Holy suffering and death of jesus and the power of such a Holy Sacrafice of Jesus to save our souls in the most deepest way…… it is the sinner who really thanks God for saving our very souls from our selves. and renewing our souls and lives to what it is meant to be… Holy too…

  • MarcAlcan

    Would that this be read in all the pulpits in all the Catholic Churches

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