Saturday, November 13, 2010
THE DEVIL YOU SAY? YES, AND HE'S IN THE NEW YORK TIMES!
Believe it or not, there is yet another good article in Today's New York Times concerning the Catholic Church. This must be a sign of the end times!
It's on exorcisms and the need for more exorcists.
Oddly enough, this past Thursday when I visited our school's classrooms, my catechesis was on "spiritual warfare" (tied it into Veteran's Day and the courage of those who serve our country even to sacrificing their lives for us in war) and the reality of the devil. I spoke of the story of the fall of the Lucifer, that his power is much greater than we humans have. But as a "fallen archangel" his power is much weaker than God who created Him to be good prior to Lucifer's rebellion and the other angels he took with him. Their rebellion was definitive and eternal with no possibility of "repentance" and return. They seek the ruin of souls in this life and for an eternity.
The article from the New York Times touches on what is marvelously called "The Hermeneutic of Reform within Continuity" that His Holiness Pope Benedict has brought to the fore in his marvelous papacy! We're rediscovering our past and an appreciation for it which the dreadful "hermeneutic of reform within the context of rupture with our past" foisted upon the Church immediately following the Second Vatican Council by those who in their "drunken" euphoria to cast off any restraints of the Church's treasury of discipline, promoted libertine rupture from tradition at a feverish pace. Their days were numbered and are numbered and new generations formed by Pope John Paul II and now Pope Benedict soberly attend to the true meaning of the Second Vatican Council.
READ ABOUT THE DEVIL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BY PRESSING THIS SENTENCE!