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Discernment of Spirits – 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila: Day 24 Reflections

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Discernment of Spirits 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 24 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio How can we determine if our crosses are the work of God or the work of the enemy? Dan and Melissa discuss discernment of spirits and St. Teresa’s spiritual advice to a friend in a letter from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why does God answer our prayers... Read More

Differences in demon possession, mental illness, depression

November 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Warfare

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Dear Father John, What is the difference between demon possession and mental illness or depression as you discuss in unit 122 of “The Better Part?” There is no cut-and-dried answer. Here are some basic principles. Not all psychological difficulties can be classified as mental illness. Some are linked to changeable patterns of behavior or basic human maturity issues. These can be remedied by healthy... Read More

Spiritual Warfare Intro: III of IV: What is the devil up to?

November 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Warfare

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Dear Father John, I have been working on my prayer life consistently for a few years. During this time I have been on retreats and other similar activities. I have noticed a strange pattern: the conservative groups I have had contact with talk a lot about spiritual warfare, but the less traditionalist groups don’t. Until now, I haven’t paid much attention to the discrepancy. But lately I was wondering... Read More

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