In 2019 I wrote about spiritual warfare.
Because of recent personal experiences and global events, I feel called to revisit this important topic.Read More »
Below is a video of a homily given by Fr. Edward Meeks on October 11, 2020 at a Catholic Church in Maryland.Read More »
The priesthood is something I’ve wanted to write about for a long time.
Because of its complexity and importance, I haven’t brought myself to write about it.Read More »
You may already know that basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight others died tragically on Sunday.
You may not already know, however, that he was Catholic.
I’d like to share an interesting article I saw posted on social media about the late Kobe Bryant.
Throughout the centuries, the testimony of many Christians, including a number of saints, confirms that objects blessed by a priest, through the power of the Church’s intercession, can repel demonic powers. Again and again, evil spirits have recoiled in dread, not just from the Sign of the Cross, but also from holy water and blessed oil, crosses, crucifixes, medals, candles, or salt (Manual for Spiritual Warfare, 55).
In a previous post, Spiritual Warfare, I mentioned that sacramentals provide protection from the devil.
Someone close to me suggested that I write a post on these valuable weapons.
In honor of Saint Benedict of Nursia, a champion in spiritual warfare whose feast we celebrate today, here’s a post dedicated to sacramentals.
On June 16, 1675 Jesus appeared to Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque (now a saint) and asked for the creation of a new feast.
He requested for the Feast of the Sacred Heart to be celebrated on the Friday after the Feast of Corpus Christi, nineteen days after Pentecost.