Tag: Evil

Why we can’t do evil even if good may come

Why we can’t do evil even if good may come

| Bishop Robert Barron | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

There is a curious and intriguing passage in the third chapter of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, which in the context of the missive seems almost tossed-off, but which has proven to be a cornerstone of Catholic moral theology for the past two thousand years.

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Complaining, inertia are seeds of the devil, pope says

Complaining, inertia are seeds of the devil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many Christians are caught in a trap of complaining about everything and doing nothing about it, Pope Francis said in his morning Mass.

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Worldly spirit blurs lines between good, evil, pope says

Worldly spirit blurs lines between good, evil, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Christians must be on guard against the spirit of worldliness that confuses and blurs the lines between what is good and what is evil, Pope Francis said.

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Pushing back against evil

Pushing back against evil

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

During a recent speech in Texas, I mentioned that “Drag Queen Story Hours” are being sponsored by local public libraries across the country. Toddlers and kids are brought in and placed in front of cross-dressing men who read children’s stories to them, stories that encourage them to reject fundamental gender differences between males and females. The LGBTQ agenda, I also noted, is being energetically promoted to upend and rewrite public school curricula even for kindergarten and pre-school-aged children.

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USCCB releases pope’s book on devil, spiritual tools to combat evil

USCCB releases pope’s book on devil, spiritual tools to combat evil

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a new book of Pope Francis’ teachings on the history of the devil, “his empty promises and works” and “how we can actively combat him.”

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Jesus is always ready to help free people from evil, pope says

Jesus is always ready to help free people from evil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Christians recognize life’s great paradox that so much evil and temptation exist in the world, but that God is always present, too, ready to help and give people the strength to persevere, Pope Francis said.

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‘Evil’s days are numbered,’ pope says at audience

‘Evil’s days are numbered,’ pope says at audience

| Cindy Wooden | February 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The holiness of God is a power that is constantly expanding and will defeat all evil once and for all, Pope Francis said.

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Church leaders call Philippine church attack ‘heinous and evil’ terrorism

Church leaders call Philippine church attack ‘heinous and evil’ terrorism

| January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Church leaders condemned bomb explosions that killed at least 20 people and injured about 100 others inside a Catholic church in the southern Philippines Jan. 27. They called the attack a “heinous and evil” act of terrorism.

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The evil within

The evil within

| Jason Adkins | December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

In politics today, people have fallen into the habit of condemning the evil in other persons, groups, structures or oppressor classes, while they themselves embrace the role of victim.

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The devil is a real threat to Christian life, not a myth, pope says

The devil is a real threat to Christian life, not a myth, pope says

| Junno Arocho | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The path to holiness does not involve wrestling with some abstract boogeyman, but involves a “constant struggle against the devil, the prince of evil,” Pope Francis said.

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Take God’s gift of freedom to next level

Take God’s gift of freedom to next level

| February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most people would agree that living an ethical life boils down to our personal choices between “good” and “evil.” Others might use different criteria, such as useful or not useful, pleasurable or not pleasurable, etc. Whatever our standards, we value the freedom to identify our own paths as one of the most treasured aspects of being human, and we resist someone else telling us what to do.

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Dark forces no match for power of the Gospel, sacraments

Dark forces no match for power of the Gospel, sacraments

| Father Robert Barron | August 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

In the sixth chapter of St. Mark’s Gospel, we find the account of Jesus sending out the Twelve, two by two, on mission. The first thing he gave them, Mark tells us, was “authority over unclean spirits.” The first pastoral act they performed was to “drive out many demons.”

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