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Monday, October 31, 2011

Catholic Word of the Week: Halloween Edition

Demonology: Science or doctrine concerning demons (malevolent, evil beings bent on the destruction of human souls). In the Nicene Creed, the Catholic Church professes her belief in angels and demons (I believe in one God...maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible). Fallen angels, referred to as demons, were permitted to retain their superior intellects, powers and faculties despite their choice to rebel against God. If you believe that you or another person are under demonic attack, please contact a Catholic priest. In the meantime, St. Michael is the great angelic warrior and defender of Christians.

  St Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host - by the Divine Power of God - cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

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