Category Archives: Angels and Demons

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Teresa of Avila on Her Vision of Hell

I clipped this from Brantly Millegan of Church Pop. Note the saint’s pain for Lutherans who died in their heresy: The entrance seemed to be by a long narrow pass, like a furnace, very low, dark, and close. The ground seemed to be saturated with water, mere mud, exceedingly foul, sending forth pestilential odors, and covered with loathsome vermin. At the end was a hollow … More →

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Have You Given Your Guardian Angel a Name?

Why askest thou my name, which is wonderful? (Judges 13:18) Before the Israelites had kings, they were ruled by judges, most of whom were warriors who were sent by God to conquer the idolatrous nations that afflicted the Jews in the promised land of Canaan. The most powerful among these nations and the most widespread were the Philistines. When the Israelites were loyal to God … More →

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False Prophets

In the Gospel of Saint Matthew (7, 15-26), Our Lord presented this warning to His disciples: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” In short, Our Lord was warning His disciples to avoid being tricked by appearances. False prophets present themselves as sincere followers of the Word. Internally, however, they are “ravenous” — filled with envy, … More →

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Vatican Chief Exorcist Calls Yoga and Harry Potter “Satanic’

Natural News: The successor to Father Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican’s former chief exorcist for 25 years, has come out in condemnation of fantasy novels and yoga, declaring both to cause demonic possession. Speaking to The Independent (UK), Father Cesare Truqui explained how the Roman Catholic Church has seen a steady uptick in reports of demonic possession all around the world, and that popular culture pastimes … More →

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September 29: Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

I culled this for today’s feast day, with a little editing, from my trilogy: “All Angels Are Not Created Equal,” “The Angels Our Spiritual Cousins,” and “The Holy Angels: Our Faithful Allies in the History of Salvation.” These articles can all be found in full on our website: September 29: Saint Michael the Seraph, and Saints Gabriel and Raphael Seraphim, the highest among the nine choirs … More →

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Alex Jones on the Harvard Black Mass Episode

When we were praying our Rosary of reparation in front of Harvard’s Memorial Hall, where the Black Mass was to have taken place, there was a reporter who works for InfoWars covering the event. After our prayers were done, he interviewed several of us. Yours truly was among those interviewed, as was Joe Doyle. For the record, Alex Jones inaccurately stated that the event was called off … More →

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Angelic Hosts

There is no aspect of Catholic theology more compelling to non-Catholics than the existence of Angels. Oh, where does one begin? Movies? It’s A Wonderful Life, Here Comes Mr. Jordan! (and its sequels and remakes), Gabriel Over the White House, and the odious Michael come to mind among a horde. Music? Innumerable Christmas carols and I have a Dream. Popular books? At this writing Amazon … More →

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Act of Evil: A Psychologist on the Newtown Massacre

It has been over six months since the Newtown, Connecticut massacre took place. It was on December 14, 2012 that Adam Lanza, a twenty year old disgruntled and deeply troubled young man, shot and murdered 26 people, including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Adam Lanza was responsible for what has been described as the worst killing of young children in our nation’s history. … More →

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More Thoughts on the Demonic

The piece that I just posted — The Demonic — would have been much longer had I not been forced to shorten it for very good reasons. These few follow-up thoughts might be considered “leftovers” from that piece. First, I would like to recommend the prayers of the Auxilium Christianorum association to our readers. Anyone who believes he is experiencing extraordinary demonic activity might seek … More →

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The Demonic

Brian Kelly is writing an article on the guardian angels for the next Mancipia. I shall here take up the subject of the fallen angels so that readers might eagerly await what Brian has to say about those blessed spirits who help us in combating them. Without engaging in a perverse curiosity about their workings, it is helpful to have a practical knowledge of what … More →

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‘Catholic’ College Hosts Tarot Card Reader/Channeler for ‘Psychic Night’

Campus Notes: Hundreds of students at Cabrini College just outside Philadelphia had their fortunes told at “Psychic Night” earlier this month, according to the student newspaper The Loquitur. More on this here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Pope Reminds Faithful Not to Neglect Devotion to Guardian Angels

CNA reports: Pope Benedict XVI used his Sunday Angelus address to remind Christians to call upon their guardian angel for help throughout life. “Dear friends, the Lord is always near and active in human history, and follows us with the unique presence of His angels, that today the Church venerates as ‘Guardian,’ in other words those who minister God’s care for every man,” the Pope … More →

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September 29, Saint Michael the Seraph, One of the Seven Who Stand Before the Throne

Yes, that is my opinion and also the opinion of many of the fathers of the Church.  As far as I know, among the doctors, only Saint Thomas argued against Saint Michael being a seraph. The Prince of the heavenly hosts is not only in the highest angelic choir, but he is also, along with Gabriel and Raphael, one of the seven who stand before … More →

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Bishop of Springfield IL Brings Back St. Michael Prayer After Mass

Servant and Steward: His Excellency the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, has authorized the public recitation of the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel – originally composed by the Holy Father Pope Leo XIII in 1886 – following the dismissal at the end of Mass and before the recession. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Press Director for Pontifical University Says Moral Relativism Fosters Satanism

After reading about another horrific killing of  school children, this time in Brazil, by a deranged gunmen, who is so blind as to deny that the spread of satanism through movies, books, and “music” is one of the immediate causes. CNA reports: A society dominated by moral relativism “fosters the spread of Satanism,” an expert recently explained. Carlo Climati told CNA on April 5 that … More →

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