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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

Journey Home: Marcus Grodi interviews author Paul McCusker

May 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Conversion, Liz Estler, Paul McCusker, Videos

Author Paul McCusker

Author Paul McCusker Interviewed by Marcus Grodi on “The Journey Home” Show Author Paul McCusker on “The Journey Home” Show Interviewed by Marcus Grodi: Thanks to our friends at EWTN, we are pleased to share with you Marcus Grodi’s recent interview on “The Journey Home” with author Paul McCusker. Besides being an author in his own right, Paul has also been... Read More

By What Authority?

July 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Church Authority, Paul McCusker

Author Paul McCusker

Life, As I Find It As I’ve mentioned before, and will mention again, one of the triggers for my journey to the Catholic faith began with a simple but life-changing question: By what authority does someone interpret Scripture and establish doctrine? What made that question so pivotal for me is that it challenged a few vital assumptions in my Evangelical Protestant theology. It also came up at a time... Read More

The Screwtape Letters Week 3 of 7 – Book Club

June 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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The Screwtape Letters Week 3 of 7 As long as he retains externally the habits of a Christian he can still be made to think of himself as one who has adopted a few new friends and amusements but whose spiritual state is much the same as it was six weeks ago. And while he thinks that we do not have to contend with the explicit repentance of a definite, fully recognized, sin, but only with his vague,... Read More

One Devil To Another

June 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Paul McCusker, Spiritual Warfare

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On a Friday evening in July, 1940, CS Lewis and a friend listened to Hitler on the radio. Lewis wondered if he was weaker than other people since he found that, while the speech lasted, it was hard not to believe what Hitler was saying. He marveled how statements which he knew to be lies sounded convincingly true as long as they were spoken “unflinchingly.” It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise,... Read More

Hornets & Lions

June 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Apologetics, Magisterium, Paul McCusker

Author Paul McCusker

One thing I was certain about when I became Catholic: I knew I would not be a Cafeteria Catholic – picking and choosing what suited me. If I thought I’d have that attitude, then I could’ve saved myself a lot of trouble and remained Protestant. (For what else is Sola Scriptura but the ultimate all-you-can-eat Spiritual Smorgasbord? A huge Bible buffet with no one to tell me that I have to... Read More

The Novels That Changed My Life

June 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Conversion, Paul McCusker

Author Paul McCusker

Life, As I Find It I was raised to be a church-going boy. My formative years were spent as a Baptist where weekly doses of Gospel preaching and Bible teaching told me everything I needed to know about accepting Jesus into my heart. Yet, for all of the sermons and studies and Bible reading, it was a novel that made the Truth real to me: The Greatest Story Ever Told by Fulton Oursler. Unlike a lot of... Read More

I Had No Idea…

June 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Apologetics, Conversion, Paul McCusker

Author Paul McCusker

One of the things I didn’t expect when I became a Catholic was how my “conversion” would bring to light what people really thought of me. And, admittedly, I wasn’t happy with what I learned. On one occasion a close Protestant friend, whom I hadn’t seen in a long time, tossed out this anticipatory statement: “I’m looking forward to seeing you. I can’t wait to find out what you’ve decided... Read More

My First Easter

May 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Liturgy, Paul McCusker

Author Paul McCusker

Life, As I Find It God can redeem our worst efforts, but we shouldn’t keep putting Him in a position where He has to. These are the words I often hear myself saying at writers’ conferences or in conversation about the arts. I determined, as an Evangelical Protestant and most certainly as a Catholic, that there’s no excuse for poor artistry or craftsmanship just because it’s Christian as if... Read More

Putting the “Big” in Bigotry

May 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Apologetics, Conversion, Paul McCusker

Author Paul McCusker

Bigotry Life, As I Find It I shudder to think of it now. There I was at a CS Lewis conference and the esteemed teacher Peter Kreeft had been talking about ten things to learn from JRR Tolkien about evil. A brilliant talk. And, at the break, I had a chance to corner Kreeft to ask him a few questions. In the course of that short conversation, he mentioned to me how he had become a Catholic while attending... Read More

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