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Winning the Battle for Souls
The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/30/12 | Trent Beattie

Posted on 10/31/2012 6:48:48 AM PDT by marshmallow

A former satanist recounts her return to the Church, and provides some timely advice about dealing with Halloween.

Deborah Lipsky went through tremendous suffering as a child. Her high-functioning autism elicited the frustration of teachers, along with the ridicule and abuse of classmates, leaving her hurt and isolated — and eventually enraged.

She sought revenge through witchcraft and then full-blown satanism. Her goal was to destroy the Catholic Church, which she saw as responsible for her pain. Yet she found that getting even would exact a price. Despite initial thrills of power, Lipsky became increasingly miserable.

Years after narrowly escaping her demonic entanglement, Lipsky came back into full communion with the Church in 2009. Now she helps others to see beyond the glamour of the occult to the beauty of Catholicism. She does this, in part, through her new book, A Message of Hope, and through a new CD interview, Former Satanist Comes Home to the Catholic Church, both available from St. Joseph Communications.

Deborah Lipsky told her amazing story to Register correspondent Trent Beattie in time for All Hallows Eve.

Is it true that Halloween is a prime day for satanists?

Yes, it is a “high holyday” so to speak, because it’s a mockery of All Saints Day on Nov. 1. Anything the Catholic Church celebrated, we would mock, and this is one outstanding example of that. Instead of asking for the intercession of the saints, we would call upon demons and the damned to grant us all our earthly desires and harass those who had offended us in any way.

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1 posted on 10/31/2012 6:48:50 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

What kind of power did she actually have that elicited thrills? I doubt she had any powers.


2 posted on 10/31/2012 7:27:03 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: stuartcr

Too bad that the National Catholic Register has to be excerpted. The remainder of the article has a lot of good facts.


3 posted on 10/31/2012 11:00:07 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow

Winning the Battle for Souls
All Souls' Day [Catholic Caucus]
Why I Am Catholic: For Purgatory, Thank Heavens (Ecumenical)
Q and A: Why Pray for the Dead? [Ecumenical]
“….and Death is Gain” – A Meditation on the Christian View of Death [Catholic Caucus]
99 & 1/2 Won’t Do – A Meditation on Purgatory
The Month of November: Thoughts on the "Last Things"
To Trace All Souls Day (Protestants vs Catholics)

November 2 -- All Souls Day
On November: All Souls and the "Permanent Things"
"From the Pastor" ALL SAINTS & ALL SOULS
Praying for the Dead [All Souls Day] (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)
To Trace All Souls Day [Ecumenical]
All Souls Day [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
The Roots of All Souls Day
The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
During Month of Souls, Recall Mystic, St. Gertrude the Great
All Saints and All Souls

4 posted on 10/31/2012 2:17:45 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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