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Spiritual Warfare and Demonology Posts (and Their Links) By Various Authors on SpiritualDirection.com

January 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Demonology, Occult, Spiritual Warfare

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A Comprehensive List of Spiritual Warfare and Demonology Posts (and their Links) by Various Authors on SpiritualDirection.com POSTS BY VARIOUS AUTHORS:   Posts by Father John Bartunek: Spiritual Warfare and Demonology Introduction to Spiritual Warfare – Part I Introduction to Spiritual Warfare  – Part II Introduction to Spiritual Warfare  – Part III – What is the devil up to? Introduction... Read More

Crossing Over the Sea of Mediocrity and Eternal Fire

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Crossing Over the Sea of Mediocrity and Eternal Fire Perhaps you were expecting a post along the lines of: “If you participate in Halloween,” you’re aiding and abetting evil. Well, depending on one’s intention, that may very well be the case. I look at the displays all over the yards here where my family lives and you can’t help but feel the evil influence lurking beneath seemingly “benign”... Read More

Exorcists Weigh in on Reported Possessions in Mexico (Video)

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Two American Exorcists Weigh in on Reported Mexican Possessions There is one place where not even the most adventurous thrill seeker should tread: into the occult. Every exorcist will attest that even a little curiosity is dangerous because it opens one up to a world that is not always so easy to leave. According to a report on June 23 from the Daily Mail, three young Americans in a Mexican village... Read More

Do Demons Have a Plan when Tempting Us?

January 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

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Father Fortea, do demons have a plan when tempting us? Remember: a demon is a spiritual being that possesses a greater intelligence than ours. Therefore, in temptation, a demon tries to enter into a conversation with the person he is tempting. If the person being tempted resists and never considers the temptation for even a moment, then it is a one-sided conversation – the demon speaks but gets... Read More

Can a Person make a Pact with the Devil?

July 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

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Dear Fr. Fortea, can a person make a pact with the devil? Many think that pacts with the devil only exist in literature, but they are mistaken. There are those who consciously, with full awareness and intentionality, make a pact with the devil and devote their souls to him in order to get something in this life. The notion of a formal pact with the devil appears for the first time in the fifth century... Read More

Do demons experience pleasure?

February 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

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Dear Fr. Fortea, do demons experience pleasure? If so, how? Yes, but only in a spiritual sense. As a pure spirit, a demon can derive pleasure only with his intelligence and will. Intellectual pleasures might seem less intense or real than the pleasures of the senses, but this is not the case. Pleasures of the intellect can be as sublime and varied as those of the five senses. Think about the enjoyment... Read More

Can demons do good?

February 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

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Dear Fr. Fortea, can a demon perform a good act? We need to remember that demons are not engaged in doing evil 100 percent of the time. Sometimes, they just think. Doing this is not evil at all; it is merely an act of their nature. Nevertheless, demons cannot perform a supernaturally moral act (for example, an act of charity, supernatural repentance, or sincere glorification of God) because such an... Read More

Where are demons located?

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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... Read More

What does a demon think about?

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

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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... Read More

Why did God put the demons to the test?

November 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

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Dear Fr. Fortea, why did God allow the angels to be put to the test? Luc Viatour / www.Lucnix.be The real question is, why did God not grant all the angels the Beatific Vision from the first moment of their creation? Why did He take the chance that some of them would rebel against Him and become demons? God could have created angelic spirits and immediately given them the grace of the Beatific Vision.... Read More

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