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Spiritual Warfare and Demonology Posts (and Their Links) By Various Authors on

January 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Demonology, Occult, Spiritual Warfare


A Comprehensive List of Spiritual Warfare and Demonology Posts (and their Links) by Various Authors on POSTS BY VARIOUS AUTHORS:   Posts by Father John Bartunek: Spiritual Warfare and Demonology Introduction to Spiritual Warfare – Part I Introduction to Spiritual Warfare  – Part II Introduction to Spiritual Warfare  – Part III – What is the devil up to? Introduction... Read More

I Am Torn Between Contradictory Emotions: What Can I do? (Part II of II)


I Am Torn Between Contradictory Emotions: What Can I Do? (Part II of II) Editor’s Note:  In Part I, we looked at the battle raging in the world since the beginning of time up until now, and the first thing we can about these circumstances, though our emotions may be contradictory.  Today we will examine the second thing we can do.  Here is the question we are examining, from one of our readers: Dear... Read More

Ascetical Practice: 30 Days w Teresa of Avila: day 26 reflectn pt 2

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Ascetical Practice 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 2, Day 26 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio When St. Teresa’s brother expressed a desire to practice physical mortification she gave him some spiritual direction. Dan and Melissa discuss ascetical practice, or acesis, and spiritual progress as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions... Read More

Delusions the Devil Suggests to Sinners


THE DELUSIONS WHICH THE DEVIL SUGGESTS TO SINNERS Let us imagine a young man who has fallen into grievous sins, which he has already confessed, and who is restored to the friendship of God. The devil again tempts him to relapse; the young man resists for a while, but in consequence of the delusions suggested by the enemy, he begins to vacillate. “Tell me, young man,” I say to him, “what... Read More

How Do I Love God With All My Heart?

January 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Loving God, Praise, Prayer


Dear Father John, I want to love God with all my heart, but I don’t know where to start. How do I do this? LOVING GOD WITH all your heart means desiring him above all things and making your intimate, personal relationship with him into the highest priority of your life, the center around which every other facet of your existence finds its proper and glorious place. But how do you do that? How... Read More

Significance to the Order of the Three Temptations of Jesus?

September 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare, Temptation


Father Fortea, what order do the three temptations of Jesus in the desert follow? Is there any significance to this order? In the synoptic gospels, we see how the devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness immediately prior to the start of His public ministry (see Mt 4:1-11; Mk 1:9-15; Lk 4:1-13). These temptations were those of bread, power, and worldly recognition. Now then, why would the devil tempt... Read More

Can Demons Tempt us to Pray?


Dear Fr. John, I recently ran across a confusing statement from an ex-satanist, who claims that demons can encourage people to pray as a way of deceiving them. The author of the book I read wrote that demons will sometimes get people to pray all kinds of devotional prayers (rosary, chaplets, etc…) for many very specific intentions (almost treating the prayers like superstitions or magic invocations)... Read More

Infinite Evil — Does it Exist? An Exorcist Reponds

March 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Evil, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare


Father Fortea, does “infinite evil” exist? No, evil is limited. Evil always exists in a finite being; it does not exist in itself. While an infinite being (i.e., God) can exist, infinite evil cannot because it is merely a lack (or privation) of a good that should be present in a being. But, one may ask, couldn’t an infinite being deform itself infinitely? Here’s the problem: to degrade... Read More

Envy: The No Win Sin (Part I of II)


Let’s play the “What if…” game. What if you just lost your job while your co-worker received a promotion and a big raise? Would you be happy for him? What if a parent that was often critical of your children, found out that her child was just caught for cheating? Would you feel the slightest bit of satisfaction? What if your child dropped out of school while a friend’s child was just... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love 18

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Sayings of Light and Love 18 Sayings of Light and Love 18: The soul that carries within itself the least appetite for worldly things bears more unseemliness and impurity in its journey to God than if it were troubled by all the hideous and annoying temptations and darknesses describable; for, so long as it does not consent to these temptations, a soul thus tried can approach God confidently, by doing... Read More

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