Posts Tagged ‘Devil’

Mary is most feared by the devil Comments 0

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

A priest and author of a new book on the “Hail Mary” says papal devotion to Mary reflects their belief that she’s most feared by the devil. Read more Related Posts:Weeping statue of Mary being investigatedThe Devil’s favourite sinExorcism takes longer because church lacks faithMary Magdalene has some NZ connections

Devil is behind sex abuse crisis – Pope calls for help Comments 0

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Pope Francis says the devil is behind the sex abuse crisis. He is alive and well and “working overtime” to undermine the Church. Francis is asking all Catholics for their help in driving Satan away. “The Church must be saved from the attacks of the malign one, the great accuser, and at the same time Read more

The Devil’s favourite sin Comments 0

Monday, October 1st, 2018

The Devil’s favourite sin is pride, according to Father Juan José Gallego, an exorcist from Spain. In an interview after his first decade as an exorcist, Gallego admitted in the beginning he “had a lot of fear”. “All I had to do was look over my shoulder and I saw demons… the other day I Read more

Facts about demonic activity Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Most of what we know about demonic activity and possession comes from what is seen in mainstream media  – think “The Exorcist”, “Poltergeist” and the like. But there is so much more to learn about the tricks of Satan and his devils than what is shown on the television. Father Gabriele Amorth’s new book, An Exorcist Read more

An exorcist talks about Annabelle and the power of evil Comments 0

Monday, August 21st, 2017

“Annabelle: Creation” opened in theatres in NZ on August 10. What children read, what they see on the screen, can inspire them toward greater faithfulness. Conversely, Father Robert warns, it can lead them into the sordid world of the occult, even opening them to demonic possession. Father Robert is not exaggerating. A priest for more Read more

No belief in devil, no purpose in redeemer Comments 0

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Not believing in the devil isn’t a good idea, warns Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput. There is a medieval Christian saying, “no devil, no Redeemer,” he says. “The modern world makes it hard to believe in the devil. But it treats Jesus Christ the same way. And that’s the point.” Read more Related Posts:What is a Read more

Diabolical possession goes beyond science Comments 0

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Any attentive reader of the Synoptic gospels will see that Jesus works a significant amount of miracles in His ministry; when one reads St Mark, thanks to the brevity of the account, it seems that Jesus is portrayed primarily as a miracle worker, and in particular as a Messiah who comes to rescue people from Read more

Snake in the Garden Comments 1

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

As a serious young Christian, I had lots of questions about the Bible. The Garden of Eden for example: If it was such a perfect place, why did God allow Satan in? My mother explained that Satan sneaked into the garden without God knowing. That answer didn’t satisfy. I told Mum I thought God was Read more

Exorcism – defeating the devil Comments 0

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

The official exorcist for Sin City sits in a comfortable chair with his legs crossed, under a framed picture of Saint Mary MacKillop. He has bushy white eyebrows, a severe side part and eyes the colour of a cloudy day. He offers me a biscuit with my tea. We are seated in a small, chilly Read more

Pope tells Vatican security to clamp down on gossips Comments 0

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Pope Francis has told members of the Vatican’s security force to intervene with people they find gossiping and backstabbing. On September 27, the Pope celebrated Mass for the Vatican’s security personnel. In addition to the more colourful Swiss Guard, the Vatican’s other security body is its own police force, the gendarme corps. The corps of Read more