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On Evil Habits

March 14, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Evil, Lent, Meditations, Preparation for Death, Sin


ON EVIL HABITS “The wicked man, when he is come into the depth of sins contemneth.” cf Proverbs 18:3 The evil inclination to sin is one of the greatest injuries which we have received from the sin of Adam. This made the apostle weep when he saw himself impelled by concupiscence to the very evil which he abhorred. “I see another law in my members…captivating me in the law of sin” (Romans 7:23). Hence... Read More

God’s Grace and the Evil of Enmity with God

March 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Evil, Grace, Lent, Meditations, Preparation for Death


ON THE GREAT ADVANTAGES OF THE GRACE OF GOD, AND THE GREAT EVIL OF BEING IN ENMITY WITH GOD “Man knoweth not the price thereof.” Job 28:13 “If,” says the Lord, “you separate the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth” (cf Jeremiah 15:19). They who know how to distinguish what is precious from what is vile, are like God, “who knows how to refuse the evil and to choose the good.”... Read More

A Conversation Between Demons


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 is extraordinary and powerful.... Read More

Spiritual Warfare – Book Picks


Because we are quickly rolling up on Halloween and the time of year when our culture is focused on the world of the spirits, I thought it would be fitting to turn our hearts to something holy and good – spiritual warfare. Before I reveal the book recommendations I wanted to also let you know that the Avila Institute School of Spiritual Formation will offer an upcoming course on this topic called “Angels and Demons.”... Read More

Exorcists Weigh in on Reported Possessions in Mexico (Video)

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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 ventured into such a world by... Read More

Are Only those who Want to be Condemned, Condemned?

June 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Evil, Fr. Fortea, Hell & Purgatory, Spiritual Warfare


Father Fortea, are only those who want to be condemned actually condemned? No one really wants to be condemned. But some choose to be condemned because their sinful actions exclude them from the life of blessedness. In the same way, no one really wants to spend their lives on earth full of hatred and wishing evil on one’s neighbor, but some choose to live this way, much to their own suffering. Consciously choosing evil through... 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 itself, this infinite being... Read More

Will Evil Exist Forever? – An Exorcist Responds

February 27, 2014 by  
Filed under Demonology, Evil, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare


Will Evil Exist Forever? An Exorcist Responds Will Evil Exist Forever? Will Evil Exist Forever? Father Fortea, will evil exist forever? Yes, in a certain sense. The clear teachings of Sacred Scripture and the Church affirm that both demons and condemned human beings will exist for all eternity in hell. In this sense evil will exist indefinitely. Evil will exist forever within these fallen angels and humans. At the end of time,... Read More

What is Evil? Aquinas’ Classical Definition Found in Catechism

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


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 good (see Catechism of the Catholic... Read More

Exorcist Interview About Recent Possession


Parish Priest Aids Family in Fight Against Demons In an exclusive National Catholic Register interview, Father Michael Maginot discusses his role in serving as an exorcist to help an Indiana family who appeared to be afflicted by demonic possession. It was the most bizarre situation in thirty years of his priesthood, according to Father Michael Maginot of St. Stephen Martyr Church in Merrillville, Indiana. He was asked to save... Read More

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