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Exorcist Advice on How to Protect Yourself

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 Exorcist Advice on How to Protect Yourself The old adage: An ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure, is especially true in the spiritual realm.  The exorcism and deliverance ministry usually addresses problems arising from a lack of spiritual protection or someone purposely opening the door to evil. Fr. Patrick (not his real name) a parish priest who has been a diocesan exorcist for 6 years,... Read More

Invisible Allies: Retreat Guide on St Michael and the Angels

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INVISIBLE ALLIES: A RETREAT GUIDE ON ST MICHAEL AND THE ANGELS The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, Invisible Allies: A Retreat Guide on St. Michael and the Angels, is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org. Angels are not human beings who have died, gone to heaven, and earned their wings. The classic Frank Capra film, It’s a Wonderful Life, got that part wrong. Angels are purely spiritual... Read More

Looking Closer at Angels and Demons

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We are living in an extraordinary time where it seems that the veil between the material and spiritual is thinning. There is a growing fascination and belief in the world that is unseen. Who are these creatures who dwell in the spiritual realm? Find yourself wanting to know the answers? Then you’ll be interested in our “Angels and Demons” course this spring at the Avila Institute for Spiritual... Read More

A Closer Look at Angels and Demons

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We are living in an extraordinary time where it seems that the veil between the material and spiritual is thinning. There is a growing fascination and belief in the world that is unseen. Who are these creatures who dwell in the spiritual realm? If you find yourself wanting to know the answers, you’ll be interested in our “Angels and Demons” course this spring at the Avila Institute for Spiritual... Read More

A Conversation Between Demons

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Most people are not aware that conversations between demons actually happen. One record of such a conversation between demons is available to us through the brilliant mind of C.S. Lewis and the Screwtape Letters. Lewis reveals that Screwtape is a senior demon who is teaching a younger demon to tempt a Christian to sin, despair,and faithlessness. Lewis’ insight into the reality of demonic temptation... Read More

Did Demons Know Jesus was the Messiah When He Was On Earth?

August 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

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Father Fortea, when Jesus was on earth, did demons know He was the Messiah? As we have said, demons do not know everything. They do not even know all that happens in this world; they are among us, but they come and go. The demons watch over the saints in a very special way, and they knew that Jesus was a man who was especially holy. They could see that He had never committed a sin or even an imperfection.... Read More

Bible Says Some Demons in Hell: Are Some Not on Earth?

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Some Demons in Hell Father Fortea, when the Bible says that some demons are in hell, does this mean that they are not on earth tempting us?   This is probably the case. What also seems to be the case is that there is no difference in suffering between those who are in hell and those who are tempting mankind.       Editor’s Note:  To learn more about spiritual warfare and demonology,... Read More

Sacred Scripture Says Demons are in the “Regions of the Air”: Why?

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Father Fortea, why does Sacred Scripture say that demons are in the “regions of the air”? Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the [regions of... Read More

Why does God Not Just Annihilate the Demons?

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Father Fortea, why does God not just annihilate the demons? God, in His great love, has pledged not to destroy any intelligent being He has created. Demons, by their very existence, are a manifestation of God’s justice, a proclamation that the law of God is not violated without consequence. He who violates this law deforms himself and, if he chooses not to repent of this transgression, his deformation... Read More

Is God Present Even in Hell?

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Father Fortea, is God present even in hell? Yes, God is present even in hell. There is no place (or being) in which God is not present. God, the Creator of all things, maintains everything in existence and knows everything from all eternity. So demons are not freed from the presence of God even in hell. No matter how far a demon wants to draw away from God, he will always be condemned to be in the... Read More

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