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Spiritual Warfare: Insights from Exorcists

Spiritual Warfare: Insights from Exorcists   Face-to-face encounters with the devil are all in a day’s work for an exorcist; followed by dinner, prayers, and a good night’s sleep. They walk amid evil on angels’ wings with unwavering confidence in the power of God. A few years ago, I was invited to the movie junket for The Rite, a story about the training of an exorcist.  I considered... Read More

Exorcist Advice on How to Protect Yourself

 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

Exorcists Weigh in on Reported Possessions in Mexico (Video)

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

An Exorcist’s Perspective on the Harvard black mass

Exorcists agree that the greatest threat from the devil is the evil we do not see. When evil is obvious, most will run from it. When hidden with nice sounding names like “pro-choice” or “mercy killing,” evil can delude people into doing the devil’s bidding. The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club is trying to play it both ways by hosting a black mass but claiming it’s really just a... Read More

What are the Types of Evil?

March 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

Father Fortea, what are the types of evil? While the variety of particular evils is infinite, theologians typically distinguish between physical and moral evils. Remember our earlier definition of evil: the lack (or privation) of a good that should exist in a thing. Here’s a good example of a physical evil: the painting the Mona Lisa is good, but a knife mark left by a vandal would be an evil because... Read More

Can demons do good?

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

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

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