- Jul 7, 2020
In response to an interview given by Father Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus about the devil as a symbol, Italian priest and exorcist Father Sante Babolin listed several examples to be offered as proof of the devil’s existence as a real entity.
According to Pope Francis, confessors should not be averse to referring their penitents to exorcists if they suspect demonic activity is at work, and after consulting psychological professionals. The pontiff said the ministry of confession takes place on the “peripheries of evil and sin.”
Members of the town’s all-male religious brotherhood dress up in what they consider devil-type characters, donning colorful jumpsuits and red miter hats. Almost every male in the village, from boys up to the elderly, then take part in processions through the twisting village streets.
Pope Francis meets close to 1,000 survivors of the July terrorist attack in Nice, France, greeting them all one by one, telling them, “The only way to respond to the attacks of the devil are the works of God, which are forgiveness, love and respect for one’s neighbor.”
When it comes to thinking about evil in our contemporary world, there are two mistakes we can make: to see it everywhere, to see it nowhere. C.S. Lewis warned of both extremes in his introduction to The Screwtape Letters. There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race
A new book by Crux national reporter Michael O’Loughlin, “The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revelation in 140 Characters,” examines the mission of Pope Francis through his extensive use of social media. Chapters cover topics such as gossip, sports, work, and diplomacy. The book was released Sept. 8. In this excerpt,