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Should We be Afraid of the Devil?

November 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

Father Fortea, should we be afraid of the devil? The devil strives to do all the evil that he can, especially by tempting us to turn away from God through sin. If he could do more evil, he would. If a person prays the Rosary daily and asks God to protect him from all the snares of the Evil One, he has nothing to fear. The power of God is infinite; that of the devil is not. God, through His gift of... Read More

Monsters vs. Monstrance – More Thoughts on Halloween

October 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, General

by Mark Shea Friday, October 29, 2010 Published with Permission National Catholic Register Come Sunday, we all celebrate Halloween again, that strange night of the year when, with one accord, American civilization dredges up all its darkest fears of the supernatural and waffles between scaring itself and laughing at the whole thing–nervously. It’s an odd thing really. Halloween urges upon us a... Read More

Which should I fear more, the devil, or my own venial sins?

A Matter of Life and Death: What Meditation is! From St Teresa of Avila

Fear the Devil or My Own Venial Sins? Dear Saint Teresa, which should I fear more, the devil, or my own venial sins? The Devil If this Lord is powerful, as I see that He is and I know that He is, and if the devils are His slaves (and there is no doubt about this because it’s a matter of faith), what evil can they do to me since I am a servant of this Lord and King? Why shouldn’t I have... Read More

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