It’s been a while since I’ve written a whole post on diabolic infestation. I wrote this post back in August which was right before a Catholic priest came to my home to give it a house blessing. Since that time, I’ve heard from several people who have found this blog and reached out to me, saying that they have had experiences with demonic affliction.
Besides sharing my recent experiences with you, I’d first like to show you a sample of some of the private emails and public comments I’ve received through the months. I’m of course not going to expose identities, but I will take a part of each email and/or comment and copy and paste it so that you can read a little bit about other people’s experiences and situations. I’ve color-coded them; a different color for each person:
“I discovered the Rosary as a result of some strange events which I experienced. I began hearing some … [Read More...]
I think the first time I heard the words “moral decay in America” was when Father John Corapi used the phrase in one of his talks when he was referring to the spiritual breakdown of our culture. I had this instant visualization of a person sitting in a dentist’s chair having a cavity filled in order to prevent the whole tooth from rotting and falling out. I don’t have any cavities so I’m not sure what the process is like, but I’m told that it isn’t a very pleasant experience and also that once a cavity is detected, it is usually dealt with immediately to prevent losing the tooth altogether. It seems to be high on people’s priority list when they fall prey to tooth decay.
I have a question: Why is it that so many people are more concerned with losing a tooth than they are with losing their soul? It’s frightening. The moral decay in America has hit … [Read More...]
The other day I had the pleasure of hearing from a person named Jeff Grabosky who is going to be wearing a Rosary ring as he runs across America and prays for people who send him prayer requests. HUH? I bet that’s exactly what you just said to yourself. Well, here’s the story:
Jeff contacted me last week after stumbling across my blog. We exchanged a few emails and in that exchange I told him that I’d love to write a post on my blog dedicated to him and his mission. I told him that I would get this post up on my blog before he sets out on his journey tomorrow, January 20th. He is going to be running from California to New York. Rather than repeat everything that’s already been written, I figured the best way for me to share Jeff’s story with you is to have you link to his blog and some other sites that explain … [Read More...]
In our daily struggle to maintain a strong faith and love for our neighbor, it is very easy to accidentally slip into a state of false compassion. It seems that we often find ourselves more bothered and preoccupied by the suffering of someone that we know and love rather than by our own suffering. Why is that? Why do we risk losing our peace of mind and heart over the problems of someone else? Is it because we are truly saddened by the other person’s suffering or is it because that person’s suffering is inflicting us with the fear of suffering ourselves?
Compassion for our fellow human beings is a necessary virtue in order to advance toward our salvation. As Christians, we are all called to prayer and works of charity; we’re all called to love one another as ourselves. But when this true compassion is mistaken for false compassion and fear and anxiety replace the trust we are supposed … [Read More...]
I can’t write much tonight because I had a long day and just finally got back to my computer and it’s now almost 10pm. But I was thinking about something earlier today that I’d like to share because it’s been bugging me and unless and until I write it down I will probably dream about it!
So often it seems that the news, talk shows, online forums, blogs, etc. are filled with flaring tempers and hot debates. It seems that no matter where we turn in life, there is always someone who thrives on proving the other party wrong. Remember when we were small and we didn’t know what it meant to argue for argument’s sake?
Now, I’m not suggesting that there isn’t a time and a place for healthy, honest discussion that can lead to learning something new or growing from the experience or changing for the better. In fact, that’s what makes our country great: the freedom of … [Read More...]
The family breakdown in our society is fast approaching a boiling point. Two days ago I wrote a post that included a prayer that Pope John Paul II asked that we say for our families and families in general. In that post I had indicated that I’d be linking back to it in the following posts which I’m currently working on (including this one) that all pertain to the family breakdown and the reason behind it. Unfortunately, as was the case in one of my posts last month, for some strange reason there is some sort of technical glitch that is not allowing me to link to it the way I normally do, so instead I’ll just do it the “old-fashioned” way and spell out the title of the post so that you can look it up on your own. The name of the post is Prayer of Pope John Paul II for the Family.
Although I don’t have a … [Read More...]
I found this prayer of Pope John Paul II that I’d like to share with you; it’s a prayer for the family. Considering the spiritual war our culture has found itself in and the many areas in which the Devil strikes, I think that now more than ever families need to not only pray together, but be prayed for as well. We can say this prayer for our own families, families we know or families in general. In this prayer we ask for the intercession of the Holy Family of Nazareth.
The reason I am posting this is because I’m working on some content for future posts that concerns the spiritual attack on the family. This attack manifests itself in many ways from marital infidelity to child exploitation. Complacent Catholicism is just not sufficient for this day and time. We need to realize that we are at war, and the enemy is raging on all sides. What better way for … [Read More...]
Yesterday I wrote a post called Fatima Story and indicated that I’d continue with the rest of it in the next few posts. I have become newly attracted to the Fatima story message and simply want to share my enthusiasm with the people (you) whom I care about. It isn’t as if I hadn’t been familiar with Our Lady of Fatima all along. But I guess it’s more like I’ve taken a sort of new interest in its significance in our lives today vs. simply appreciating its mysterious appeal as viewed through a Hollywood movie that was filmed over 50 years ago.
For me, the Fatima story has become a sort of wake-up call for the world of today. It is as if Our Lady is illuminating our lives with an old story being retold with modern day insight and appeal. I’m not sure I’m making any sense here, but hopefully if you read on my intention will become clear. … [Read More...]
All Catholics probably have their own individual impression of the Fatima story. By that I mean that when we hear the word “Fatima” or reflect upon its mark in history where Our Lady is concerned, a certain thought, prayer, image, statue, movie, etc. most likely goes through our minds; we immediately associate the Fatima story with whatever it is that most impressed us about Our Lady of Fatima.
When I think of the Fatima story the first thing that comes to my mind is the three children: Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. My first exposure to the Fatima story was some time around the age of seven or eight. I saw an old movie (probably the first of the Fatima movies) that was filmed in 1952. Actually, I’m not sure there were any follow-ups, though I believe there is a new one soon to be released. I think what most interested me at that young age was the fact that the … [Read More...]