Recently I was contacted by a young man who said he was very scared because he was experiencing demonic oppression. He sounded terrified and didn't understand what was happening or what to do about it. Now, normally we are called to be sceptical and not see the devil under every bush, but something about this young man's genuine fear pulled me more to belief than not. I know that he could have had mental issues, or been just someone craving attention, but what he told me he was experiencing would dispel both of those theories. TO READ MORE...CLICK HERE!
Even if you aren’t drawn to the strange and supernatural—but especially is you are—Driscoll deftly weaves these elements into 10 short stories that will draw you in to learn more, all the while resolving the strange and supernatural in a faith-based and satisfying way.
The Father Capranica Mysteries is a great read and we’re honored to offer it in paperback and e-book format.
Fr. Mike Driscoll is a priest of the Diocese of Peoria, IL. He was ordained in 1992; has been pastor of several parishes; and is currently serving as chaplain of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Ottawa, IL. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Moral Theology from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, and a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University.
His doctoral dissertation is entitled “How Catholic exorcists distinguish between demon possession and mental disorders.” His non-fiction book on the subject of spirit possession, Demons, Deliverance, and Discernment, is published by Catholic Answers.
Judas Iscariot, a name synonymous with betrayal. But the question that everyone wants the answer to is "why?" There have been many theories over the centuries, to which I will add my own. I think Judas thought he had it all figured out. He was going to be the big hero of Jesus' Ministry and get the ball rolling. The motive wasn't the money, the money was just the means to bankroll what he thought was going to happen.
So much happens at one Holy Mass, that it would take more words than exist to explain it.
There is only one place on the earth where the heavens are opened and a human has direct access to the very throne of God for his or her petition.....this is the Holy Mass.
The Saints are in attendance, looking down from heaven, so happy that the Holy Mass is being offered for us. I have seen the saints looking down from heaven, smiling, so happy for us. I have seen...CLICK HERE!
Someone was very adamant that I should watch "The Dead Files". I will be honest, I used to have an interest in these types of shows, but not anymore. My eyes have been opened, but eyes being opened to the truth do not good unless we speak that truth. ....CLICK HERE FOR MORE!
NOTE: The following of what you are about to read, is for your discernment. I do not ask nor require anyone's belief. Also, God did everything in what I am about to tell you, I only asked. Even in the asking, God gave me the breath to speak it, the will to ask it, so really He did it all. I am only writing this now because I was told to write, and write I will.
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The Biblical story of Tobit's marriage to Sarah, whose previous seven husbands had been slain by demons, has been cleverly reimagined in a new novel (released April 2014 by Ignatius Press) called Tobit's Dog, by Michael N. Richard. The novel is set in the backwoods of Depression-era North Carolina. The plight of blacks in the Jim Crow South parallels the plight of the 7th- and 8th-century Jews during the time of wars, deportations, and exile that formed the backdrop for the Biblical tale of Tobit.
Tobit's Dog combines elements of a young man's journey into adulthood, a love story, and a murder mystery. Tobias must collect a debt due to his blind and poverty-stricken father, lift the cloud of scandal from his bride-to-be Sarah, and discover who killed Sarah's former fiancés.The novel's plot closely follows the Bible story, with the character Ace Redbone (i.e., the Archangel Raphael) safely delivering Tobias, the son of Tobit, to meet his wife-to-be, his distant relative Sarah. Tobias and Ace together drive away the scourge that has been plaguing Sarah and her family. Tobias then returns to his parents to cure his father from blindness and to present Sarah to them as his bride.
A demons whole job is to trick you. There whole existence is to deceive you into breaking the law of God and being with them in all eternity in Hell and Damnation. We, as children of God need to be "wise as serpents and gentle as doves." As such we must ALWAYS be on the lookout for the demons deceptions, for the evil one never sleeps.
When we die, there is the judgement. We are taken before the throne of God and our life is presented to our Lord, our good and our bad. And as we have served in life, so shall we serve after death. For God is always good, and out of His love for us He will give us our hearts desires, so if our heart is evil then hell and the devil shall be our reward. And if our hearts desire has been God and His goodness in our life, Our God, the Creator of the Universe shall be our reward. For eye has not seen nor the mind perceived what God has in store for those that truly love Him.
There are a lot of shows now on ghosts, ghost hunters and "psychic" mediums who speak to those who have passed on. DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM! "No one shall be found among you who makes a son or daughter pass through fire, or who practices divination, or is a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, or one who casts spells, or who consults ghosts or spirits, or who seeks oracles from the dead. For who does these things is abhorrent to the Lord..."Deuteronomy 18:10-12.
If we want to see how the demon will try to deceive us, all we have to do is look up "abhorrent to the Lord, abomination to the Lord, in the Bible and we will see what the demon is trying to entice us to do. There are those who will call evil good when they know it will separate us from God, which is their main job. We forget that the evil one knows the law of God better than any of us and he will do anything, ANYTHING to separate us from God.
So when you hear "evp"s that supposedly have spirits speaking or hear a "psychic" medium speak words from the dead we must first ask two questions. 1. Who are you really speaking to? Remember the demons whole job is to DECEIVE YOU into doing what is not right in the sight of God. To that end, demons will LIE to you. So who is speaking through a psychic or in the evp? Most of the time they are demons or demonized humans (humans condemned to hell that seek to wish nothing more than that you be in hell with them.)
How they know.
So what if what the psychic says is correct? What if they have information that no one else could have? Let me explain to you how this works. We are surrounded by minions of the evil one seeking our destruction. They have information about our lives and activities in the past. Demons are intelligent beings and can communicate with one another. So they have all of the past information about loved ones and they can speak through "mediums" and "psychics". So who you are speaking to is a demon, never doubt that. Why would a demon give you information that you find comforting? They don't care how you feel, they just care that you have offended God and they will say and do anything to get you to sin against Him. So if they can tell you how poor Uncle Joe who has passed on liked to play baseball and was left handed - this is information available to the demon that "shadowed" (no pun intended) Uncle Joe in his life. Remember, demons have no obligation to speak the truth but don't think they wont use the truth if it suits their ends - your destruction. There is no verifiable way to identify who or what a spirit is.
The Safest Course
The safest course is to not offend God and to not follow after psychics and ghost hunters and don't watch their programs either. God in His goodness gives us so many tools to push evil from our lives, the Holy Mass, Confession, The Rosary, the list goes on. Seek the company of the Saints and Our Lady instead of spirits because you don't know who are what they may be.