Tag: Temptation

Is the Occasion of Sin a Sin?

Fr. John Bartunek answers a reader’s question about whether or not the occasion of sin is actually a sin, and what actually determines that.

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Energetic Resolve

How important is resolve to our spiritual life? Find out when Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Demon Attacks

Can a demon attack someone mentally and physically? Father John Bartunek answers a reader’s question and explains various ways demons can cause us harm… and God’s power over them.

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Of Adversity and Resisting Temptation

Do temptations and difficulties serve any real purpose in the spiritual life other than to annoy us? Find out when Thomas a Kempis reflects in this excerpt from his spiritual classic, the “Imitation of Christ”.

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Good Friday & The Passion of the Christ

Dan and Melissa strongly recommend watching The Passion of the Christ on Good Friday evening to more effectively meditate on the brutal reality that Our Lord entered into to redeem the world.

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Can Demons Tempt us to Pray?

Dear Fr. John, I recently ran across a confusing statement from an ex-satanist, who claims that demons can encourage people to pray as a way

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