Friday, November 05, 2010
Fr. Hardon on Angels.
Directing souls to approved sources.
If there was ever a time in human history when devotion to the angels was needed it is today. We are calling this the angelic apostolate. What do we mean? We mean sharing with others what our faith teaches us about the angelic world that surrounds us like the air we breathe. Understand the Catholic Church’s teaching on angels and demons; live out this teaching in your own life, and share your faith convictions and practice with others. This is easier said than done. One reason is so much confusion about who the angels are and what is their role in our lives. Another reason, as we have seen, is the flood of angelic writing that is literally drowning the literature of our day.
One recommendation I strongly make: obtain a copy of the Catechism on the Angels compiled by the Opus Sanctorum Angelorum. It contains the six talks given by Pope John Paul II on the angels, and is indispensable as a basic manual for the angelic apostolate.
Satan knows that all the evil in the world begins with error. In other words, all sin in the human heart begins as untruth in the human mind. The secret of avoiding sin is to avoid error. There is no other way to do it. The devil knows this. That is why he is such a zealous propagandist of falsehood. - Fr. Hardon Archives
"For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens." - Ephesians 6: 12