Tag: Evil

Resisting Evil in Our World

Some years ago, there was a woman in Mexico who supposedly possessed great spiritual powers, including the gift of healing; people from throughout the country were going to her for help, and afterwards singing her praises. This was brought to the...

Hell is Empty

I could have entitled this essay, Deliver us from evil, the last words of entreaty in the Our Father. In a recent essay in the Wall Street Journal entitled, Your Periodic Reminder that Evil is Real, renowned journalist Lance Morrow wrote many people...

Reflecting on the Middle East Slaughter

Most of us are still struggling to grasp the enormity of the recent attacks on Israel by Hamas. We heard the reports and saw the pictures of what was done to civilians. Families butchered in their beds. Babies decapitated and burned alive with...

The Watchman

College students are back in the classroom now that a new academic term has begun—but this year some of them will be tempted to take advantage of a new form of cheating previously unavailable: using A.I., or artificial intelligence. Programs such as...

The Mystery of Evil

If a stranger said something unkind or insulting to you, you’d probably be irritated or annoyed, but you’d brush off the encounter and soon forget about it. However, if instead a family member or friend made that same unkind or insulting remark, it...

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...