Tag: Evil

What Would Satan Do?

I know, I know . . . Modern “with-it” people don’t believe that Satan exists, let alone has any influence on our lives. But let’s pretend he does, just as a mental exercise. This kind of exercise won’t lower our blood pressure or reduce our body...

Spiritual Warfare is a Reality

Spiritual warfare is a reality. As Pope Francis has insisted on many occasions, the devil exists and is constantly waging war against us—a teaching the Holy Father takes directly from Scripture and the wisdom of the Tradition of the Church. Those...

The Exorcist Heard

“Those forty days, then, and forty nights, I lay prostrate before the LORD, because he had threatened to destroy you.” (Deuteronomy 9:25) Fr. Dominik Chmielewski SDB was one of several priests who had performed an exorcism on a girl. For many years...

Who Decides What is Good and Evil?

For the first Sunday of Lent, our first reading comes to us from Genesis Chapter 3. After God created Adam and Eve, He tells them that all of creation is theirs to enjoy except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. We know the story...

Sometimes It’s the Bogeyman

I guess it’s the stage in life I am in, but the millennial generation really scares me. It’s our fault. We’ve fed them a steady diet of artificial sweetener and then wonder why they can’t handle the bitterness in life. Last night I was jarred awake...

An Open Letter To Seekers

I am writing this letter on another anniversary of the events of 9/11. That was a day in which we saw great evil followed by acts of love, faith and charity. It occurred to me this morning how much, in a world of faith, evil can abide. The recent...

Who Do You Hang With?

Once again this week my guard was down and I was letting the world gnaw at me. I was down because I was not being looked at for a job or title I wanted. The Evil One was whispering in my ear and I was listening. I have a terrible habit of letting...

The Existence of Satan

The movie, The Exorcist, came out back in 1973, and it was an immediate sensation; millions of people were frightened by the story of a Catholic priest battling with the devil over the fate of a teenaged girl suffering from demonic possession. One...