The Floods Came

I came across the following scriptural meditation by Rev. Herbert Madinger while searching through the Lay Witness archives. It seemed a fitting mid-Lent exhortation–Lent surely being a component of the “rigorous training in advance” of which he speaks–as well as a commentary on our own times. “Every one then who hears these words of mine […]

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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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Seizing the Moment

In our daily spiritual lives, moments of decision typically revolve around temptations. We’re trying to follow Christ and abide by His teachings and commands. Then we’re confronted with a situation in which we’re being lured—subtly or overtly, whatever best suits Satan’s purposes at the time—into doing what we know we shouldn’t do. In these instances, […]

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