Posts Tagged ‘Devil / Satan’

Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about angels and devils

Once, a catechism teacher asked their students, “Who created the angels?” “God,” replied the students. “Then who created the devils?” The students thought for a long time until one of them said, “God created them as angels, but they turned themselves into devils.” Humans and the angels are esteemed above the rest of God’s creation. Angels are pure spirit and have no bodies but have intellect and will. The ones who refused God became devils. Many theologians speculate that these devils rebelled upon being told that the Son would become a man instead of an angel and that they would have to serve the God-man, Jesus. Lucifer was one rebellious angel who led other angels against God and became Satan. These angels, instead of glowing from their gazing at God, grew dim from gazing at themselves. We all have a guardian angel who protect us from evil and inspire us to do good – so we must honour their presence. Devils often attack us through temptation, but there are three ways to combat this: (1) to pray humbly in the name of Jesus and Mary, (2) to frequent the Sacraments and use sacramentals, and (3) to look down on devils.
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 4

Pope Francis: The interior life, faith in God, and the certainty of God’s love are remedies for temptations

(CNA) Pope Francis said Sunday that the nine Spanish seminarian martyrs beatified this weekend provide a witness to priests and bishops to remain pure and generous.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 13

Pope Francis: The renunciation of Satan and the act of faith go together

(CNA/EWTN News) It is not possible to have a relationship with God if we are attached to sin and the devil, Pope Francis said Wednesday, encouraging Christians to cut those harmful ties and re-proclaim their faith in Christ and his Church.
Publish date: 2018 - 5 - 3

Jesus and Satan

Jesus Christ our Saviour was born into the world, true God with divine nature and human nature. At age 30, Jesus began His ministry. During the three years that followed, the devil was tempting Him in different ways, attacking His humanity. Fountain of Grace takes you to the Holy Land in Israel, to visit a few places where Jesus fought with the devil. We will recall what happened at these locations and learn from Our Lord ways to resist Satan.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 3

Pope Francis: We are called to face the Evil one through prayer, with God’s help, to overcome him in our daily life

(CNA/EWTN News) Lent is a time to face our temptations and be converted by the Gospel, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address on the first Sunday of Lent.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 22

Spiritual Talk – First Sunday of Lent (Year B)

This Sunday is the First Sunday of Lent (Year B) and Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the story of Jesus being tempted by the devil in the Gospel of Mark. If we want to enter the kingdom of heaven, we must reject the temptations of the devil to sin, to repent and receive the sacrament of reconciliation, do penance and believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Publish date: 2015 - 2 - 21

Spiritual Talk Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B), and Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the story of Jesus exorcising demons in the synagogue from the Gospel of Mark. Demons are fallen angels who have rejected God as a result of envy. Teresa of Avila teaches us to use different methods in defending ourselves from the attacks and temptations of the devil.
Publish date: 2015 - 1 - 31

Spiritual Talk Year A 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time

On the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A, Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the story of Jesus healing a daughter possessed by a demon in the Gospel of Matthew. Fr. Anthony reminds us that prayer is talking to God, we must humbly rely on Him, like the woman in the Gospel, holding within us a heart of unshakable faith and hope in our dialogue with Him.
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 16

Spiritual Talk – 1st Sunday of Lent 2014

On the 1st Sunday of Lent, Fr. Anthony Ho takes an in-depth look at Satan's 3 Temptations of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus overcame the devil's temptations and set a good example for us to follow, blessing us with the grace we need to fight the devil. These 3 temptations are actually still very relevant and real to us today in our daily lives. They are pleasure (or desires), power and pride. We must rely on God's help in order to avoid or defeat these many forms of temptations in our lives.
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 8