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What are the Types of Evil?

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

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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

What is Evil? Aquinas’ Classical Definition Found in Catechism

February 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Demonology, Evil, Fr. Fortea

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What is Evil? Father Fortea, what is evil? Evil is the lack (or privation) of a good that should be present in a thing. For example, blindness is a physical evil because it is the absence of the ability to see, which is proper to a human being. In moral terms, sin is the absence of a particular virtue in a person. As such, evil is not something that exists in itself; it is merely the absence of the... Read More

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