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Help Me Understand Attacks of the Devil

Dear Father John,  I seem to be constantly tempted to, or away from, one thing or another.  I would like to arm myself as much as possible against this spiritual darkness.  Would you help me understand attacks of the devil? SECULAR ATHEISTS CAN develop strong willpower and natural prudence,  and they can put them to […]


The more important questions

How do we know what the most important questions are?  Well I would think they are the concerns we have after all other queries have been dealt with to some level of satisfaction.  Once we have a job, house over our heads, food to eat, clothes to wear and our loved ones are safe, what […]


Partaking in the Sorrow of Christ

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus told his disciples to wait while he went a little further to pray, for he said to them “my soul is sorrowful unto death”. I have often read over that statement without looking back, or even trying to even if for a moment to understand what that meant, or […]