By Msgr. Charles Pope - In the work of deliverance ministry, one of the first obstacles to overcome in the afflicted soul is an exaggerated notion of the power of Satan and his demons. Often the troubled person is experiencing a time of crisis. Overwhelmed, he is often scared and sees only darkness. The power of the evil one seems very real, while the power of the angels, of grace, and of God Himself is discounted or all but forgotten.
By Jeannie Ewing, Catholic Exchange - Fr. Chad Ripperger gave an excellent talk about gossiping and its effects, including individual vices that comprise gossiping and how we can determine what can/should be said and what we should refrain from saying… Based on Thomistic philosophy, Fr. Ripperger explains that, in order for us to speak about another person, there are three requirements: It has to be just… It has to be charitable… It has to be necessary.
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, LifeSiteNews - According to Salt and Light CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica… issued a statement publicly recognizing and defending that Pope Francis “breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants” and that he rules by his own personal authority, rather than the authority of the Scripture and tradition of the Catholic Church.
By Rhina Guidos, Catholic Herald - A Pennsylvania grand jury report issued on Wednesday paints a picture of a Catholic Church in six of the state’s dioceses that for decades handled claims of sex abuse of minors under its care by hiding the allegations and brushing aside its victims... More than 300 priests were linked to abuse claims and over 1,000 victims were identified, said Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro in a news conference following the report’s release... “The main thing was not to help children but to avoid ‘scandal'”...