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  • The devil is no myth – he's real and we must fight him, Pope says

    10/30/2014 3:25:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    cna ^ | October 30, 2014 | Elise Harris
    Pope Francis greets the faithful at St. Stanislaus parish in Rome on May 4, 2014. Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA. Vatican City, Oct 30, 2014 / 08:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily on Thursday, Pope Francis said that the devil is more than an idea, and in order to fight him, we must follow St. Paul’s instructions and put on the armor of God which protects us. “In this generation, like so many others, people have been led to believe that the devil is a myth, a figure, an idea, the idea of evil. But the devil exists and we must...
  • Why Christians Should Love Halloween

    10/29/2014 8:59:37 AM PDT · by millegan · 44 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Rachel Lu
    Frank Weathers says he’s done apologizing for Halloween. I’m way ahead of him. I never started. Halloween is a great holiday! I think it’s ridiculous that so many people think they’re pious for boycotting what should be a wonderful spiritual and evangelical opportunity. Plus, a lot of fun. Here’s what I love about Halloween:
  • Suspect says Satan made him smash into Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument

    10/24/2014 7:20:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    KFOR, NBC 4, Oklahoma City ^ | Updated at 06:36PM, October 24, 2014 | KFOR-TV and L. Noland
    A man has been taken in for mental evaluation after allegedly vandalizing the Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol. U.S. Secret Service Agents say it all started after a man walked into the Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City Friday morning making strange threats against the President and Federal Government. Agents say he then admitted to them that he crashed his car into the Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol, then left his damaged car and walked to the Federal Building. The Secret Service says the man told them that Satan made him crash his car into the...
  • The Meaning of Six hundred and Sixty Six (666)

    10/18/2014 8:14:08 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 144 replies
    666 has meaning behind it. John the Revelator was Hebrew. He would have known that each Hebrew letter of the alphabet (which is a number too) has a meaning and/or symbol to it. In the scripture it was written as six hundred and sixty six. Not 666. I find the meaning of this is to be "in the end times, a head will emerge, Satan (snake), and will hook people into sin(disbelief in my book). Allow me to show you how it works by viewing this: I believe that the letters used to write six hundred and sixty six would...
  • How the Famous Sell Their Soul to Satan

    10/17/2014 4:17:20 PM PDT · by millegan
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    FBI Director James Comey gave a strong speech today (Oct. 16) explaining why law enforcement should have access to data on encrypted smartphones. But he failed to cite any examples in which such law-enforcement access could have made the difference between life and death.... The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) of 1994 mandates that telecommunications companies must give police the ability to listen in on telephone conversations. CALEA covers landlines and cellular carriers, and was expanded in 2004 to cover Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers and broadband Internet service providers. For the past few years, the FBI...
  • 3 Reasons Why Halloween Is Stupid – Part 1

    10/16/2014 11:34:54 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 74 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/16/14 | Steve Berman
    Halloween is my least favorite time of year.  Every year, I get tired of telling people why I don’t observe Halloween, why my kids don’t dress up and go trick-or-treating, and why our porch light is dark on October 31st.  I am then accused of being a grinch, or a humbug, or a kid hater, or some religious nut, or a prude.  I am none of these things.  I simply see no useful reason why there’s a holiday called Halloween, or why anyone should celebrate it. Halloween is a celebration of fear, secrecy, darkness, death, and mayhem.  It ruins children...
  • Prayer of Exorcism by Pope Leo XIII

    10/12/2014 7:06:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    MarianCatechist ^ | Pope Leo XIII
    A beautiful prayer (a minor exorcism) that anyone can pray to ask Our Lord to drive the lingering influence of Satan away from a place. Recommended by His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal for use by the laity, August 2, 2014
  • 13 Warnings from Pope Francis on the Devil

    10/07/2014 6:26:01 PM PDT · by millegan · 15 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Oct 7th, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    So the greatest trick of the Devil is convincing people he doesn’t exist? Pope Francis is not impressed. Starting with his very first homily as the bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has regularly reminded believers that the Devil is real, that we must be on guard, and that our only hope against him is in Jesus Christ. Here are are 13 of Pope Francis’ most direct quotes on the matter. Read all the quotes here: http://www.churchpop.com/2014/10/07/13-pope-francis-quotes-oldest-foe-devil/
  • I Pledge Sunday 2014: The Rise of the Church

    10/05/2014 7:27:23 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 3 replies
    I Pledge Sunday ^ | October 5, 2012 | American Family Association and others
    Throughout our nation’s history, the Church has been a force for good in America and abroad. But over the last 50 years, government has systematically eroded our free speech and religious expression. The Bible and the Gospel have been banished from our public schools and our public squares. With more than 75% of Americans calling themselves Christians, it’s time for the Church to rise up and take action to turn the tide in our nation! We have the numbers and we have a voice. If we are silent, we have no one to blame but ourselves for a Godless America.
  • Is Obama the "Man of Sin"

    10/05/2014 9:26:21 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 37 replies
    TruNews ^ | 10/03/14 | Jonathan Wright
    Did God embed hidden messages in Scripture. Code Searcher Jonathan Wright says he is finding lots of Bible Coded references to Barack Obama, the Antichrist, and End Time Prophicies.
  • Chiefs' Husain Abdullah penalized for post-touchdown prayer

    09/30/2014 12:05:57 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 79 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 9-30-14 | Sid Saraf
    Did the referees cross the line? Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah came up with a big play during Monday night's win over the New England Patriots, as he intercepted a Tom Brady pass and took it to the house for a touchdown. However, once he reached the end zone, Abdullah dropped to his knees and did this ["pray"]: Abdullah is a practicing Muslim and it's common for people of that faith to pray from their knees. However, this drew a flag from the officials for excessive celebration. But should it have? FOX Sports NFL rules expert Mike Pereira pointed...
  • Two arrested in connection with protests of 'black mass' in Oklahoma City (Joan Andrews Bell!)

    09/25/2014 3:53:19 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 36 replies
    NewsOK ^ | September 22, 2014 | DARLA SLIPKE
    A woman — later identified as Joan Andrews — is arrested Sunday after refusing to leave the entrance to the “black mass” on the north side of Civic Center Music Hall during the event in Oklahoma City . Two people were arrested in connection with protests outside of Sunday’s “black mass” in downtown Oklahoma City, and police received a bomb threat tied to the event, authorities said Monday.About 42 people attended the satanic ritual at the Civic Center Music Hall. Meanwhile, hundreds of people gathered outside the venue to decry the ritual being held inside. Despite a couple of...
  • The Struggle Against the Black Mass, From Oklahoma Archbishop's Perspective

    09/19/2014 3:36:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Aleteia ^ | September 19, 2014 | JOHN BURGER
    Archdiocese of Boston Ever since he first learned of a local satanic group's plans to use a public theater to perform a "black mass," Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City has been urging public officials to cancel the event and asking Catholics to pray for that intention. He has been unsuccessful, and this Sunday, the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu will take to the stage in an 88-seat theater within the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to reenact a ritual that is an inversion of the Catholic Mass. Though they were forced to hand over what they claimed was...
  • THE HOUR HAS COME (Oklahoma Archbishop Coakley on impending Black Mass)

    09/19/2014 9:54:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    archokc ^ | September 19, 2014 | Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
    On Sunday, Sept. 21, a local satanic sect apparently will be allowed to conduct a public act of blasphemy in the form of a so-called black mass at the Civic Center in Oklahoma City. In spite of an overwhelming outcry of alarm from around the world, our city leaders will allow this outrage to take place in a publicly supported facility. They will not accede to the reasonable requests of local citizens to stop this outright mockery of the Catholic Mass nor the reasonable concerns of so many that this satanic ritual invokes powers of evil and invites them into...
  • Beware the Tactics of the Devil

    09/08/2014 2:20:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    onepeterfive ^ | September 8, 2014 | FATHER RICHARD HEILMAN
    Any combat training and tactical planning begins with a process of intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination. Recon (reconnaissance) is a military term used to determine the enemy force’s disposition and intention, gathering information (or intelligence) about an enemy’s composition and capabilities. Dr. Peter Kreeft wrote: “You cannot win a war if you are unwilling to admit we are even at war or you don’t know who your enemy is or you don’t know what strategy your enemy is using.”We have all witnessed how the arid wind of the enemy’s militant secular propaganda campaign has hardened the hearts of so...
  • Sign This Petition Against the Satanic Black Mass in Oklahoma City

    08/12/2014 9:27:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 97 replies
    July 8, 2014 - I regret to inform you that satanists are planning a "Black Mass" on city property at the Civic Center in Oklahoma City on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Please spread the word to all your friends so we can stop this sacrilege. Your voice and prayers were decisive at Harvard University ­-- the "Black Mass" there was stopped. Canceled. Saint Michael won a great victory that day. And God can win again. Please help TFP Student Action gather 50,000 petitions. Your petition, together with many more, will be presented to the Civic Center, as well as the...
  • Why Does God Allow Christians to Suffer?

    08/10/2014 9:31:05 AM PDT · by OneVike · 91 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 7/31/14 | Chuck Ness
    Few seem to have good answers for the question: “Why didn’t God just create us so that we would never have to experience pain, suffering, or sadness?” After all, God has the power to make the world free of evil, yet He chose instead to make us creatures with free will. Thus, free will was the door left open for the possibility of evil entering our lives.What is the purpose of pain, suffering, and evil? Why does God allow humans, who were made in His image, to live on a planet where evil abounds? God could have made us...
  • Rome's Chief Exorcist Reveals the Secrets of Hell

    08/09/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Aleteia ^ | August 8, 2014
    Don Gabriele Amorth recounts his mentor's advice on how to talk to the Devil. In 2012, the cause of beatification and canonization for Fr. Candido Amantini, a Passionist priest who served as the exorcist for the diocese of Rome for 36 years at the Scala Santa, was taken up in Rome. His most famous disciple (who is considered to be his successor) is 87 year old Don Gabriele Amorth, who wanted to participate in the opening ceremony of the process. The Pauline priest, who recently published the book, The Last Exorcist, wished to remember the Passionist Father and told us about the time when...
  • Satanist Claims to Have Consecrated Host for Oklahoma Black Mass

    08/07/2014 5:07:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Aleteia ^ | August 6, 2014 | JOHN BURGER
    The head of the Oklahoma City satanic church that is planning a black mass in a public venue next month says the Eucharistic Host he plans to use in the ritual was mailed to him by a friend. " I'm sick of hearing about this 'Consecrated Host,'" Adam Daniels, of the organization, the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu,  wrote in an emailed response to questions from Aleteia. "As my understudy has told other Catholic Inquisitors, the Eucharist was mailed to us by [a] friend. That is all I'm going to say about how it was attained [sic]. My question is, why...
  • NYPD Cop-Turned-Demonologist on Why He Believes Possessions Are on the Rise — and the Most

    07/05/2014 4:10:23 PM PDT · by null and void · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 5, 2014 7:10am | Billy Hallowell
    Despite always believing in the existence of good, evil and God, ex-New York Police Department sergeant Ralph Sarchie didn’t consider himself a particularly religious guy — that is, until he began battling what he says are dangerous, supernatural forces. Sarchie, a self-described demonologist who was once a cop for the 46th police precinct in New York City — and the inspiration for the new Hollywood film “Deliver Us From Evil” — told TheBlaze that he believes possessions and infestations are on the rise. “It’s definitely on the rise. I hate to say it,” Sarchie said in an interview. “As society...
  • Anglicans Set to Remove Satan from Baptismal Rite

    06/30/2014 9:01:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 75 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 30, 2014 | ANNE HENDERSHOTT
    Declaring that the devil has departed from the Church of England’s baptism service, the Guardian reported on June 20 that “a simplified baptism which omits mention of the devil” is now favored by the clergy who have test-marketed it throughout the United Kingdom. Claiming that the traditional rejection of the devil and all rebellion against God “put off people who are offended to be addressed as sinners,” clergy claimed that they found it much easier to ask parents and godparents to make vows that do not mention Satan.Responding to a population “which sees no pressing reason to spend Sunday...
  • Three American friends hospitalised after becoming 'possessed' following Ouija board game

    06/24/2014 5:04:49 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 114 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2014 | SOPHIE JANE EVANS
    Three American friends have been taken to hospital after reportedly becoming 'possessed' by evil spirits while playing with a Ouija board. Alexandra Huerta, 22, was playing the game with her brother Sergio, 23, and 18-year-old cousin Fernando Cuevas at a house in the village of San Juan Tlacotenco in south-west Mexico. But minutes into it, she apparently started 'growling' and thrashing around in a 'trance-like' state. They restrained Alexandra to prevent her from hurting herself, before treating the three with painkillers, anti-stress medication and eye drops, which seemingly worked. Victor Demesa, 46, the director of public safety in the nearby...
  • ‘Sin’ is back but ‘the Devil’ optional in new Church of England baptism service

    06/20/2014 10:29:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM BST 20 Jun 2014 | John Bingham
    The Church of England has reinstated the word “sin” into baptism services after a backlash from parishes who complained a new wording was “bland”, “dumbed down” and "nothing short of dire". Plans to introduce an alternative order of service using more “accessible” language, have had to be redrawn after members inundated Lambeth Palace with letters complaining the move went too far. But the church is to press ahead with plans to banish references to “the Devil” from the new format. An official explanation sent out to members of the Church’s General Synod, following a trial of the proposed wording, said...
  • Satanists seek religious exemption to pro-life laws, call gay unions their ‘sacrament’

    06/10/2014 10:21:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/10/14 | Ben Johnson
    DETROIT, MI, June 10, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Whenever the American people try to curtail abortion or maintain marriage laws, the followers of Satan will be there to fight back, promises the national spokesman for the Satanic Temple. “Lucien Greaves” told Detroit's Metro Times that he would like to help women avoid complying with pro-life laws by saying abortion restrictions violate their Satanic religious beliefs. He added that gay “marriage” is a Satanic “sacrament.” He said Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican from the party's moderate business wing, “has been trying to make it untenable for women to terminate a pregnancy.”...
  • They Shall Beat Their Swords Into Plowshares! (Isaiah 2:4) [Vanity]

    06/01/2014 1:08:44 PM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 22 replies
    June 1, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    They Shall Beat Their Swords Into Plowshares! (Isaiah 2:4) No verse in the scripture provides a better promise of "peace on earth" than Isaiah 2:4. This is the verse in context of the preceding verses of the chapter:     "1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 3 And many people shall go...
  • Liberals: Respect Satanism as Culture and Myth

    05/18/2014 5:14:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2014 | John Ransom
    Von wrote: Here's a clue, John, about the cost for climate change in the near future: PUBLIC WORKS! I should thank you since I'm going to be really busy. Unfortunately many places won't be able to pay for the costs so lots of people will die. --Settled Science Brakes Into Cold Sweat Dear Comrade Von, Wow, it's a wonder that I'm not deaf. CAP LOCKS ARE ONLY FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES. Truthfully, it looks like you have nothing but time since you’re writing here arguing with a guy who's never going to agree with you anyway. Part of it is ideological....
  • When Satan Pulls Wool Over Our Eyes

    05/14/2014 1:36:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 14, 2014 | Howard Kainz
    Distilling some of the ideas in my book on Thomistic angelology, I published a previous column in Crisis on the massive intelligence and powers of angels. The flip-side of these spiritual faculties, as Aquinas points out, is the existence of a dark kingdom, using the same intelligence and power to prevent the spread of GodÂ’s kingdom, get more recruits, and consolidate the powers of evil in the world. In Luke 4:7, Satan declares that power over the kingdoms of the world have been delivered to him, and he offers Jesus a share in this power, if only Jesus would...
  • The Satanic Case for Catholicism

    05/13/2014 3:30:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 106 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 13, 2014 | Joe Heschmeyer
    Have you noticed a lack of Satanists mocking the worship of Hindus, Jews, Muslims, or even Protestants? The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club was planning on hosting a Black Mass (a Satanic mockery of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass). They originally announced they would be desecrating a consecrated Host during this “service.” Now the group responsible for the Black Mass is claiming that they don't have a Host, because “we respect all religions and don’t want anyone to feel offended. We understand the powerful role that the Eucharist plays in the Christian religion and in no way want to appear as though we don’t respect...
  • Pope Francis reminds us, Lucifer is real

    05/14/2014 10:30:12 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 19 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/10/14 | Anthony Faiola
    “ ‘But Father, how old-fashioned you are to speak about the Devil in the 21st century,’ ” Francis, quoting those who have noted his frequent mentions of the Devil, said last month while presiding over Mass at the Vatican’s chapel in St. Martha’s House. He warned those gathered on that chilly morning to be vigilant and not be fooled by the hidden face of Satan in the modern world. “Look out because the Devil is present,” he said. *** The Rev. Cesar Truqui, an exorcist based in Switzerland, recounted one experience he had aboard a Swissair flight. “Two lesbians,” he said, had...
  • Harvard Celebrates Satanism Like It's a Costume Party

    05/13/2014 12:44:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | John Ransom
    What is wrong with you people? Seriously. A Black Mass was to be celebrated at Harvard. “The event, organized by the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club and the New York-based Satanic Temple,” writes FoxNews, “is to take place at an on-campus bar and is being billed as part of a ‘larger effort to explore the religious facets’ that influence contemporary culture, organizers from the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club say. The ceremony has traditionally been performed by satanic cults to parody the Catholic Church, and officials at the Archdiocese of Boston are furious that such an event could be held...
  • Holy war rocks Harvard as the Catholic Church fights back against Satanic mass

    05/10/2014 4:44:09 PM PDT · by mgist · 87 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/14 | kelly
    Church officials say they will “combat evil” by hosting a positive worship service to counter a Harvard group’s Satanic mass planned for Monday evening. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston will host a Eucharistic procession from MIT to a nearby church for an hour of prayer, The Boston Globe reports. The religious procession will end up at St. Paul’s Parish in Harvard Square, just a 10-minutes walk from the Queen’s Head Pub in Memorial Hall the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club is set to hold a “black mass.” A black mass is a ritual performed as a parody of the...
  • Why Does Satan Hate You?

    05/07/2014 2:27:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 82 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/6/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Most of us take it for granted that Satan hates us. But why does he hate us? That question recently came up in my Our Sunday Visitor column. It is a very different kind of writing than I do here, in that it requires me to provide very brief answers. But I’m sure you sometimes appreciate brevity on the blog! Thus consider a brief post today on a mysterious question: Q: In the sermon the other day, the priest said Satan hates us. It occurred to me to ask, why does Satan hate me, what did I ever do to...
  • ‘Child-Friendly’ Satan Statue for OK State Capitol Awaits Final Judgment

    05/05/2014 6:11:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 5, 2014 - 2:33 PM | Michael Chapman
    It may seem absurd—or given the moral state of the nation, appropriate—but the grounds committee for the Oklahoma State Capitol, the Preservation Commission, has been asked by The Satanic Temple, a group from New York, to place a privately-funded statue of Satan, complete with pentagram and two fawning children at Lucifer’s knee, on the Capitol grounds near a monument of the Ten Commandments.In the statue, which is to be cast in bronze and is near completion, Satan is depicted as “Baphomet” with a goat’s head and horns, and there is a boy on his left and a girl on his...
  • Oklahoma Satanic Monument Revealed: Have a Look

    05/05/2014 6:16:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 82 replies
    News OK ^ | 5/2/14 | Richard Hall
    Remember all the commotion earlier this year about the proposed Satanic monument to be installed in front of the Oklahoma Capitol? Well, Vice has the first look at it in all its glory.
  • Are the End Times Upon Us? Author Says ‘Unrestrained Immorality’ Mirrors ‘Pandemic Godlessness’

    05/03/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 2, 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    FULL TITLE:Are the End Times Upon Us? Author Says ‘Unrestrained Immorality’ Mirrors ‘Pandemic Godlessness’ Seen in the Bible Is mankind evolving into a more peaceful and prosperous people – or are we on a path toward ever-increasing moral depravity, social chaos and destruction? Answering that dichotomy depends on one’s worldview, but Christian author Jeff Kinley is in the latter camp, telling TheBlaze that he sees human beings continuously and perilously cutting God out of society. “I look around my world and I think, ‘Wow, we’ve written God out of our own story here,’” Kinley recently said in an interview. “We’re...
  • PHOTO OF satanic STATUTE TO BE ERECTED AT OKLAHOMA STATE HOUSE

    05/03/2014 5:42:21 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 97 replies
    Vice.com ^ | May 1, 2014 | Jonathan Smith
    Nonetheless, the satanists are building this thing, and I was offered an early peek at the work in progress by Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves. Greaves told me he has received numerous threats from people who want to attack the sculpture, but that he “wouldn’t expect these outraged and nearly insensible reactionaries to actually know how to assault a bronze monument without severely hurting themselves in the process.” Still, he’s not taking any chances. The Temple is building a mold of the sculpture so they can pop these things out like evil, terribly expensive action figures whenever they need a new...
  • Satanic Temple launches campaign to 'protect' children and permit them to pray to Satan

    04/13/2014 3:25:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | April 14, 2014 | Brownie Marie
    Satanists want in on the right to pray in school - as long as they can pray to the devil. The Satanic Temple states that they are fighting for the rights of public school students to learn in a cruelty-free classroom. In a press release, the NYC organisation declares May 15 as "Protect Children Day," and describes a goal of ending physical and mental abuse in public schools. After students register on Satanic Temple's ProtectChildrenProject.com, "the Temple will then notify their respective school boards that their deeply held beliefs oppose physical and psychological abuses, including the use of corporal punishment,...
  • Pope Francis: Satan exists in the 21st century and how we can fight him

    04/11/2014 1:56:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    salesianity ^ | April 11, 2014
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said Satan exists in our present century and we must learn from the Gospel how to fight against his temptations. This was the core message of his homily at the Mass celebrated on Friday in the Santa Marta residence.Pope Francis said the life of every Christian is a constant battle against evil just as Jesus during his life had to struggle against the devil and his many temptations. And he warned that whoever wants to follow Jesus must be aware of this reality. “We too are tempted, we too are the target of attacks by the...
  • I’ll Take Back what the Devil Stole from Me. Msgr. Pope Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent

    04/05/2014 2:38:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 5, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In today’s Gospel We hear the story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead. The story is a significant turning point in the ministry of Jesus for, as we shall see, it because of this incident that the Temple Leadership in Jerusalem resolves to have Jesus killed.As is proper with all the gospel accounts we must not see this as merely an historical happening to people 2000 years ago. Rather we must recall that I am Lazarus, I am Martha and Mary. This is also the story of how Jesus is acting in my life.Let’s look at this Gospel...
  • Good Samaritan rescues mom, newborn from deranged man

    03/22/2014 7:24:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    WND.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | WND-TV
    Surveillance video reveals the heroic actions of a Good Samaritan who came to the aid of a young mother and newborn infant being harassed by a menacing stranger on a commuter train in Philadelphia, Pa. “She moves from her seat and he follows her, he then swats at the baby,” SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel told WTXF-TV. “It looks as if he’s trying to get control of that child.” That’s when evangelical minister and fellow passenger Tameka Bates stepped up to escort the woman and her week-old baby girl away, while at the same time physically blocking the man’s advances....
  • ‘Bible’ Miniseries ‘Son of God’ Cuts Satan Scenes Featuring Obama Lookalike

    02/17/2014 3:09:57 PM PST · by Rio · 33 replies
    The Wrap Covering Hollywood ^ | 02/17/2014 | Jeff Sneider
    “Son of God” producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have cast Satan out of their upcoming Biblical epic about Jesus Christ, an individual familiar with the 20th Century Fox project has told TheWrap. “Son of God” is a reshaped version of last year’s hit History Channel miniseries “The Bible,” which co-starred Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni as Satan. Burnett and Downey came under fire last year because Ouazanni bears a striking resemblance to President Barack Obama, though the producers said at the time that the casting controversy was unintentional and merely coincidental. “Someone made a comment that the actor who played the...
  • Teen satanist Miranda Barbour admits to slaying LaFerrara, dozens of others

    02/16/2014 5:14:12 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA) ^ | February 15, 2014 | Francis Scarcella
    SUNBURY — Nineteen-year-old satanist Miranda Barbour admits to killing Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton. In a prison interview Friday night, she said that she considered sparing his life until he said the wrong thing. She also said LaFerrara was one of dozens of such victims she killed in the past six years. Barbour, with her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, of Selinsgrove, has been charged by Sunbury police in the Nov. 11 fatal knifing of LaFerrara. She requested an interview that was recorded by the Northumberland County Prison on Friday night.
  • The Catechism Explained - Pt. I Faith – THE ANGELS

    02/07/2014 4:30:54 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Archive .Org ^ | 1899 | Rev. Francis Spirago Professor of Theology
    PART I - FAITH. THE APOSTLES' CREED. FIRST ARTICLE OF THE CREED: "I BELIEVE IN GOD, THE FATHER ALMIGHTY." 8. THE ANGELS. 1. The angels are pure spirits. They can, however, take a visible form. The angels are pure spirits without bodies, whereas men have both body and spirit. Yet the angels can take to themselves a bodily form, as did St. Raphael (Tob. v. 18), when he undertook to accompany the young Tobias on his journey. At the sepulchre of Our Lord, after the resurrection, the angels appeared in the form of young men, and the same was...
  • Exorcist called after boy 'walked up wall backwards'

    02/06/2014 11:36:05 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 34 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | myfoxdfw.com Staff
    Exorcist called after boy 'walked up wall backwards' The story of an exorcism and strange incidents at a house in Gary, Ind. is getting attention from around the world. Some are even calling the home the "portal to hell." FOX's Bill O'Reilly interviewed the Rev. Michael Maginot, who talked about performing exorcisms on Latoya Ammons. The woman claimed she and her three children were possessed by demons in their home. After the family fled the house, a police officer took a photo of it from the outside. It was empty, but the photo appeared to show someone standing in the...
  • If You don’t think you have fear of death, think again. The Bible says it is the doorway Satan uses

    02/04/2014 10:04:51 AM PST · by NYer · 375 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 4, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In Sunday’s Mass (Feast of the Presentation) there was an excerpt from the Letter to the Hebrews which describes our most basic and primal fear. The Hebrews text both names it and describes it as being the very source of our bondage: The Fear of DeathBut I am not convinced that many of us understand the phrase as richly as possible, for “death” here is as much an allegory as referring to the actual and singular event of our passage from this world. In order to unlock the secret of the text I want to suggest to you an interpretation...
  • Satan, Sin, and Sociology

    01/27/2014 7:32:48 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 26, 2014 | Anne Hendershott
    Satan falling from heaven, as depicted by Gustave Dore in an illustration for John MIlton's "Paradise Lost". In his first homily, given on March 14th, Pope Francis cautioned the faithful that “he who does not pray to the Lord, prays to the devil.” “When we do not profess Jesus Christ,” he further insisted, “we profess the worldliness of the devil, a demonic worldliness.” Since that day, he has spoken often of the one he has called the “prince of this world,” and the “father of lies.” And, in the book, On Heaven and Earth, then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio devoted...
  • Marx and Satan

    01/25/2014 6:44:44 AM PST · by EAGLE7 · 11 replies
    WASHINGTON – Did you know Karl Marx was once a professing Christian? Did you know the architect of communism later joined a satanic cult?
  • Famed Exorcist Comes to Miami, Puts Santeria on Blast

    01/21/2014 3:40:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Tue., Jan. 21 2014 | Allie Conti
    Father Jose Antonio Fortea, author of a famous treaty on demonology, spent about an hour with the press at Miami's Archdiocese on Friday. He framed the conversation around the idea that people are turning toward secular solutions or other faiths to overcome spiritual obstacles. Fortea, who is from Spain, said that although exorcisms are uncommon last-ditch resorts, the Vatican has emphasized the rite in recent years out of necessity. The Catholic Church does not advertise the number of exorcisms it approves annually, but some statistics do exist: Between 1991 and 2001, the number of Catholic demon-expellers in the United States...
  • Singer of black metal band 'stabbed to death by fan' for tarnishing Satan

    01/20/2014 9:30:11 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies
    Samong "Avajee" Traisattha, 36, was discovered by his wife lying in a pool of blood in his living room The singer of a black metal band has been stabbed to death for tarnishing Satan. Samong "Avajee" Traisattha, 36, was discovered by his wife lying in a pool of blood in his living room. The lead singer and bassist of Surrender of Divinity had earlier welcomed a fan of the band into his home in Thailand. His wife Jaruvan Surapol, 34, told cops she left to put her children to bed but when she returned an hour later on January 8...
  • The Devil's Due: Satanic monument is inevitable

    01/16/2014 6:42:53 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 24 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 16, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The Devil’s Due: Satanic monument is inevitable by Daniel Clark In Oklahoma City, a group calling itself The Satanic Temple is proposing to erect a statue of Satan in front of the State Capitol. A design they’ve submitted depicts him as a goat-headed figure with wings, seated on a throne marked with a pentagram, and ministering to two small children. The Satanic Temple claims a right to do this, based on the presence of a monument of the Ten Commandments on Capitol grounds, which the ACLU is now suing to have removed. It’s not hard to see where this is...