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How Angels Help Us to Heaven

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Fr. John Horgan to discuss the role of the angels in the Church and how they can help us to heaven. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What inspired Fr. Horgan to write His Angels at Our Side? How do the angels lead us into prayer? What are some of the most common misunderstandings about angels? What are “choirs” of angels and how... Read More

Questions You Never Thought to Ask – Part II

Questions You Never Thought to Ask Part II Show Notes: Have you ever wondered if ghosts exist or if damnation is real? Today, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson get the answers to these questions and more when they speak with Fr. Michael Kerper about his book A Priest Answers 27 Questions You Never Thought to Ask. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why do godparents of a Catholic child need to be Catholic? What... Read More

Angels, Ghosts, and Godparents

Angels, Ghosts, and Godparents   Description: Have you ever wondered if ghosts exist or if damnation is real? Today, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson get the answers to these questions and more when they speak with Fr. Michael Kerper about his book A Priest Answers 27 Questions You Never Thought to Ask. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why do godparents of a Catholic child need to be Catholic? What... Read More

The Mystery of Angels and Demons

August 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Kristin Aebli, Spiritual Warfare

The Mystery of Angels and Demons “St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.” God created purely spiritual beings called... Read More

Devotion to Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

September 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Angels, Feast Days, Liz Estler

Devotion to Sts Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels Feast of Sts Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels Editor's note: Today we present a short treatise on devotion to the holy archangels adapted from “Devotion to the Nine Choirs of Holy Angels”, published in 1869 as an English translation of the French, and written by Henri Marie Bouden (1624 – 1702), an archdeacon of Évreux,... Read More

Invisible Allies: Retreat Guide on St Michael and the Angels

INVISIBLE ALLIES: A RETREAT GUIDE ON ST MICHAEL AND THE ANGELS The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, Invisible Allies: A Retreat Guide on St. Michael and the Angels, is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org. Angels are not human beings who have died, gone to heaven, and earned their wings. The classic Frank Capra film, It’s a Wonderful Life, got that part wrong. Angels are purely spiritual... Read More

Demonic Attacks: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Day 27 Pt 2

Demonic Attacks 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 2, Day 27 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio St. Teresa orders her brother, Lorenzo, to get some sleep. She also counsels him on how to deal with attacks of the enemy. Dan and Melissa discuss evil spirits and demonic activity as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How... Read More

Should We Name our Guardian Angels?

September 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Guardian Angel

Dear Father John, I know of a few people who recommend that we name our guardian angels. Is that something that is good to do? How do we go about doing this? Is there some particular prayer involved? And, if we don¹t give them the right name, is there a danger of invoking evil spirits instead? Thanks Father John. Devotion to our guardian angels is a good thing. It encourages us to be prayerful and... Read More

The Angels’ Song

THE ANGELS' SONG “And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the Heavenly host, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of goodwill.” Luke 2:13-14 1. It was fitting that this manifestation of the angels should have been made on this night of the Nativity. The fathers of the Church, when speaking of the fall of the rebel angels, tend to explain... Read More

The Angels and the Shepherds

THE ANGELS AND THE SHEPHERDS “And there were in the same country shepherds watching and keeping the night-watches over their flocks. And behold an Angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone about them, and they feared with a great fear. And the Angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold I bring you tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people. For this day is born... Read More