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St. Michael the Archangel: Needed Now More Than Ever

October 25, AD2017 1 Comment
St. Michael the Archangel: Needed Now More Than Ever

In a previous essay, I recognized St. Thomas the Apostle and his feast day July 3rd. Last month had another saint’s feast day that has significance for me and that is St. Michael the Archangel’s on September 29th.   His feast day is also shared by two other archangels – St.Gabriel and St. Raphael. Prior […]

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What to Do When the Devil Attacks

August 25, AD2017 16 Comments
What to Do When the Devil Attacks

The devil attacks us secretly most of the time, but there are other times when an attack is obvious and it is usually extremely controlling. It quickly robs us of our peace and replaces it with an uncontrollable anxiety. Once that takes hold, the devil starts to work on the mind by injecting bad thoughts […]

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Healing Through the Blessed Sacrament

June 19, AD2017 9 Comments
Healing Through the Blessed Sacrament

Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 I had a dream last night that I was on my patio planting some flowers. Everything seemed fine until I looked up and saw something coming towards me in the distance. I […]

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Catholics and New Age, the Occult, and Witchcraft

March 27, AD2017 3 Comments
Catholics and New Age, the Occult, and Witchcraft

For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. – Ephesians 6:12 This scripture gives us a picture of the invisible air that surrounds us, and those spiritual beings who occupy it. From […]

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Fallen Angels and the War for Our Souls

October 19, AD2016 25 Comments
Fallen Angels and the War for Our Souls

Every week in Mass we pray the Nicene Creed and say the words, “I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.” This is a profession of our belief that God has created all things from nothing, both the material things we experience in our […]

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How the Devil Deceives Us

September 28, AD2016 14 Comments
How the Devil Deceives Us

Most of the readers of Catholic Stand are probably aware of the wicked deception going on today in the world. St. Paul warned us about this in 2 Thessalonians 2: 10. This was addressed in a previous column here. But the purpose of this article is to see exactly how Satan tries to deceive us. […]

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De-Mystifying Mystical Theology: What It is and Why We Need It

August 31, AD2016 0 Comments
De-Mystifying Mystical Theology: What It is and Why We Need It

Catholic’s may not kick around the term “mystical theology” much these days, but it is far from a dead science. Spiritual Theology is another popular term for the same discipline, and you may be familiar with some of the folks writing on the topic expansively: men like Dan Burke of SpiritualDirection.com fame, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V. and Catholic Stand’s […]

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How the Most Holy Rosary can Kill Your Sin

March 10, AD2016 7 Comments
How the Most Holy Rosary can Kill Your Sin

It is when I bring to mind the reality of my own fallenness and the shackling weight of sin that I am reminded of a secret weapon – one given to us as a loving gift from God. It is an old and powerful weapon forged in the fire of prayer. This weapon is the most […]

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Pope Francis VS the Spirit of the Age

January 17, AD2016 65 Comments
Pope Francis VS the Spirit of the Age

Click here to listen to this post read by the author Pope Francis’ September, 2015 announcement of a streamlined marriage annulment process sent the conservative Catholic blogosphere spinning like an angry wasp against a window. “Scrap the New Annulment Rules” announced The Catholic Thing. The Catholic Herald declared “The Pope’s radical annulment reforms could overturn […]

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Spiritual Warfare for the New Dark Ages

November 5, AD2015 12 Comments
Spiritual Warfare for the New Dark Ages

Everywhere one looks today, it seems like our society wants to go over a cliff at a thousand miles an hour. It seems that the government wants to stick our collective fingers in God’s eye over and over again, with their enactment of laws and judicial fiats which promote the cultural acceptance of abortion, fornication, […]

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