Keeping a Joyful Lent

Some good Lenten advice–and any-time-of-the-year advice–from Fr. Dwight Longenecker. . . . we must take sin seriously. The reality of the devil must be admitted, and, especially during Lent, we must enter the spiritual battle wearing our full armor. All I am suggesting is that part of that armor should be the swift arrows of […]

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Angels and Demons

No, not the Dan Brown novel-turned-film. Real angels and real demons. I just posted an article on the CUF site about them, and it’s good stuff. For example, I forget that angels “are not impeded by any material agent—by space or time.” I’m so accustomed to being embodied and to having a linear understanding of […]

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The Devil in Our Midst

In his latest column for the Catholic Sentinel, Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker, Oregon discusses the realit of Satan’s presence in the world. The context for his reflections is a recent conference he attended on the subject of demonic possession and exorcism. While an undue fascination with the details of possession might not be spiritually […]

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