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What is God’s Will? Part II of II: His Permissive Will

February 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, God's Will, The Cross

What is God's Will? Part II of II: His Permissive Will Taking Up the Cross Editor's Note: In Part I, we looked at God's indicative will.  Today we will examine God's permissive will. Here is the question we are studying: Dear Father John, Since I came back to the Church, I recognize my mistakes in following God's will for me.  Now, I want nothing more than to do His will.  But, I'm not really sure... Read More

What is God’s Will Regarding Suffering?

August 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, God's Will, Suffering

Editor’s Note:  The following post comes from a new book by Fr. Bartunek published by Franciscan Media: “Answers: Catholic Advice for Your Spiritual Questions”. The questions and answers in this new book are some of Father John’s best. Click here to learn more about the book…or if you wish to get it for a friend or relative who doesn’t read on line. With special endorsements by: Dan... Read More

Can Demons Cause Disasters and Accidents?

September 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea

Father Fortea, can demons cause disasters and accidents? If demons had the freedom to cause natural disasters, the whole world would fall into chaos. So the short answer is no – demons cannot cause disasters and accidents at will. Why? Simply because God prevents them from doing so. Storms, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters ordinarily happen as a result of natural causes. Nonetheless,... Read More