THE ODD CASE OF ADRIENNE VON SPEYR -- PART II
Richard E. Gallagher
Evil spirits, often in a very subtle manner, have been far more clever and more destructive of sound spiritual thinking than generally supposed.
THE ODD CASE OF ADRIENNE VON SPEYR -- PART I
Pseudo-mystical phenomena have occurred in cases of seemingly pious individuals who are unwittingly tricked by demons, sometimes for years.
AN ANCIENT MINISTRY REVIVED FOR OUR TIMES
Monsignor Rossetti has been an exorcist for the D.C. archdiocese for 12 years and has led hundreds of exorcism and deliverance sessions.
Diary of an American Exorcist portrays demons as they are: spiteful, proud, vicious, sadistic, impulsive, delusional, and hate-filled.
Jesse Romero describes his encounters with the supernatural and aims to convince readers of the terrifying power of Satan.
AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD GALLAGHER, M.D.
Michael S. Rose
Cases of demonic oppression and possession serve as cautionary tales to anyone who takes the Catholic faith seriously.
Gerard T. Mundy
God equipped man with the ability to see and understand the Devil based on his effects in the material world and through his material manifestations.
Michael Thomas Cibenko
The devil sees shepherds "withholding essential nourishment" from their flocks as "a delightful thing to behold."
Brown believes he can dabble with the Devil just this once and then return to Faith spiritually unscathed and continue his earthly pilgrimage to Heaven.
Poe uses the doppelgänger motif as a physical manifestation of Wilson’s conscience and ultimately shows the demise of a man who, blinded by his sins, kills his own conscience.
For the original vampire slayers, most of them nominal Anglicans, the efficacy of Catholic sacramentals and the Sacrament quickly becomes apparent.
Once Faustus takes possession of Mephistophilis as his servant, it becomes apparent that the Devil isn’t so much serving as manipulating him.
The practice of abortion as a Satanic ritual is confirmed in a disturbing interview with a former leader of the Church of Satan.
IN A STRANGE & CONFUSING REALM
A number of medical conditions over the centuries have been confused with demonic assaults, but the Church has not ceased to recognize the exceptions.
Stephen J. Kovacs
Do we have a means by which to judge between true and false possession? Dr. Jean Lhermitte says yes, we do, to an extent.
The presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church has difficulty distinguishing the work of the Lord from that of the spirits of deception.
WHAT IS IT & HOW TO OVERCOME IT
God does not tempt us directly but allows us to be tempted while providing us with all the graces necessary to resist evil.
Only a tiny number of American priests are trained in the rite of exorcism, and these few have been overwhelmed by requests to evaluate claims of possession.
LIBERA NOS A MALO
Thomas J. Euteneuer
The spiritual dimension of the abortion business is its systematizing of ritual blood sacrifice to the god of child murder who, in the Old Testament, is called Moloch.
An incident in Italy this past April offered appropriable insight into the profit-driven abortion industry's largely hidden dark aspects.
Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Abraham Woodhead interpreted Apocalypse 9 as predicting a sudden invasion of Christendom by a horde of violent and unnaturally lustful insects.
The Church has one weapon that the Devil will never — under any circumstances — be able to imitate: the charity of Christ.
Fr. Gabriel Amorth's recent declaration that Satan is alive and well in the heart of the Vatican itself has to rank as the exorcist's most provocative revelation to date.
The 1614 ritual is about freeing those obsessed by demons; the 1999 revision is about prayers and supplications.
CALL OF THE WILD
The Holy Spirit was urging me to take up my cross and follow Jesus into this blessed wilderness where alone I would find my salvation.
The problem of demonic infestation is "legion" in our culture, and priests need to respond to it with the love of Christ and the authority of the Church militant.
No priest ever has to fear losing this battle as long as he stays safely behind the protective shield of the Church.
IF GOD IS ALL GOOD...
Arthur C. Sippo
Our suffering in this world is a sign of God’s grace, whereas the flourishing of worldly people is a sign of their impending doom.
In practical terms, holiness means simply staying in the state of grace and doing everything we can to evangelize our wicked culture with the sanctity of Christ and His Church.
The culture around us urges us to lay down our spiritual weapons and go shopping or watch television. Meanwhile, the devil does not rest.
Bizarre elements in cases of demonic possession are evidence of supernatural activity, but mostly these elements are subtle and disturbing rather than melodramatic.
Terence J. Hughes
The forces that promote the Culture of Death have chosen their reward: "Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven!"
The apostolic preacher discusses his return to the faith from the grips of the Devil, the challenges facing the Church today, and more.
REBELS AGAINST THE LIGHT
Maria Hsia Chang
Some individuals freely give themselves to evil. Notice that Our Lord did not exorcise Judas, nor did St. Peter exorcise Ananias, nor St. Paul Elymas.
The "most efficacious exorcism," asserts Fr. Fanzaga, "is mortification" -- the subduing of the lusts of the flesh through ascetic practices such as fasting.
EVIL TO HIM WHO THINKS EVIL
Evil's baneful effects may be likened to the invisible, odorless, and deadly radiation emitted by uranium. One must 'put on the armor of God' to resist it.
AMONG THE MANY COUNTERFEITS
Psychiatrists as a group are generally not very open to, or knowledgeable about, the distinct possibility of demonic possession.
CHOOSE YOUR GATE
In our "fallen" world it is often easier to commit sin than to practice virtue, and self-indulgence is more attractive than self-denial.
SIX STRATEGIES FOR SATANIC SOVEREIGNTY
The devil shares his business plan to destroy "orthodox fools" through schism, revolution, division, and other tactics.
Eric J. Scheske
All traits, even virtuous traits, can be twisted to do the Devil's work. The dark side can be seen clearly in the celebrated Friedrich Nietzsche.
If we have strong reasons to believe that a good God exists, then we can conclude that God must have a good reason for allowing evil.
BEATING A DEMON
My friends both left their leadership roles as presidents of UCF and Campus Crusade for Christ to be confirmed in the Catholic Church.
WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
William J. O'Malley
The question of moral evil is not "Why would a good God…" but why would human beings degrade one another and themselves.
HOW TO UNDERMINE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Wormwood’s younger cousin, Lackluster, has received an unprecedented appointment for so young a demon.
CHRIST & NEIGHBOR
John C. Cort
Many cannot bring themselves to believe in Hell, which Christ tells us repeatedly (40 times) is an essential part of his religion.
HEALING MENTAL ILLNESS
The single impediment to making Jesus Christ’s methods effective is the same one that sometimes neutralized them in his own day — lack of faith.
- Karl Keating