The Vatican, the exorcists and the return of the Devil in a time of enchantment

Detail from Saint Michael and the Demon, a neogothical stained glass window from Saint-Martin de Florac Church. Vassil/Wikimedia Commons Philip Almond, The University of Queensland Sicilian priest and long-time exorcist Father Benigno Palilla recently told Vatican Radio that requests for exorcisms had tripled in the past few years. There were now, he said, 500,000 alleged… Read More The Vatican, the exorcists and the return of the Devil in a time of enchantment

Theology Of Religions: Pluralism, Inclusivism, Exclusivism

By Domenic Marbaniang The term ‘theology of religion’ is to be understood here as the branch of Christian theology that attempts to theologically and biblically evaluate the phenomena of religion. Three important schools within this field are pluralism, inclusivism, and exclusivism. Each of them will be briefly examined here. 1. Pluralism Pluralism is basically the belief… Read More Theology Of Religions: Pluralism, Inclusivism, Exclusivism

Was Thomas Merton a great mystic?

Imagine Thomas Merton Teaching You a Class on Christian Mysticism… https://t.co/hdaRPJVYT7 #Catholic #religious #mysticism — earthpages.org (@earthpages) September 11, 2017 Was Thomas Merton really a great mystic, as indicated above? When I think of great Catholic mystics people like St. Faustina Kowalska come to mind. She was so busy suffering for others and having daily… Read More Was Thomas Merton a great mystic?

All you need is love… and maybe a little wisdom

This morning I replied to a Tweet that said the important question is whether a person is “alive” before death. The question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death. — Euphoric Expressions (@PsychedelicAtom) February 24, 2017 I suggested that it might be more fruitful to… Read More All you need is love… and maybe a little wisdom