Category Archives: spiritual warfare

Christians pray for Lady Gaga!

Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) regrets her pact with the dark powers behind the “Illuminati.”

Now before you become self righteous (I certainly could be tempted to take that route), remember that the Lord does not take pleasure in the downfall of any person. That is what the cross is all about.

Stefani (Lady Gaga) has been open and candid in her desire to escape a contract with the enemy that she entered into in a moment of emotional weakness. As with many who aspire to be successful in the music industry, she failed to realize the extent of the unexpected consequences that would stem from her meeting with a mysterious stranger after a performance one night at the Mercury Club in New York City.

She has since been seen associating with a Roman Catholic priest, requesting his help in being exorcised from the power and influence of Satan. And she was clear in one interview in describing the invisible, intelligent evil that will stalk any target of opportunity. That is an encouraging!

Yes she was seen in some photos at a “spirit cooking” event. It would be easy to condemn her. But many of us came from some other very misguided places before the Lord changed our minds (litereally). And remember when the Lord was criticized for dining with sinners. “It is not to the righteous, but to sinners that I have been sent.”

So if you are one who understands the power of the “prayer of faith,” please join me in praying for Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (Lady Gaga).

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Teen Vogue goes kaput after anal sex propaganda

Something really interesting is happening in America.

Hollywood is being fumigated, as one after another sexual pervert is outed.

Now the fumigation squad has descended on the entertainment print media.

Remember DCG’s post last July on Teen Vogue magazine’s promotion of anal sex?

You’ll be glad to know that the anal sex issue was Teen Vogue‘s last gasp, as its parent company Condé Nast is pulling the plug.

Megan Fox reports for PJMedia, Nov. 2, 2017, that “Teen Vogue is caput. Conde Nast announced today that Teen Vogue is getting the axe“:

The New York-based publisher, which has instilled a hiring freeze, will slash about 80 jobs, equal to a decrease of about 2.5 percent of its 3,000-person workforce. Budgets across departments are also expected to get a haircut, with the worst-performing divisions and magazines getting cuts of up to 20 percent. As part of that mandate, Condé is reducing the frequencies of most of its titles and will shutter  Teen Vogue in print.

There’s no mention of the controversy that most likely caused the huge dip in sales: the pushing of explicit and dangerous sexual practices on children. The Activist Mommy led a boycott of Teen Vogue that seems to have done the trick. Good riddance. […]

Not only is Teen Vogue pushing disgusting sexual practices on teens but they are pushing their stupid politics on them too.

Since the presidential election, Teen Vogue has emerged as a critical voice for Gen-Z and Millennials to rail against the Trump administration, as well as a platform to highlight diversity issues.

Maybe American parents don’t want their teen girls being fed propaganda dressed up as a fashion magazine. Had they considered that at all? What used to be a magazine about lipstick and prom dresses is now just regurgitated Democrat talking points. Who the heck is going to buy that? No one, apparently.

The Activist Mommy‘s website is here.

See also “Liberalism is a mental disroder: Teen Vogue promotes ecosex with trees & grass“.

~Eowyn

Regarding November 4th 2017 Revolution

It’s no secret today’s Communists are planning to raise hell on the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.

Here are some of the shrill headlines from a Google search for November 4, 2017:

  • Beginning November 4: This Nightmare Must End!
  • Patriots beware! ANTIFA plans armed uprising on November 4!
  • Where Are the November 4, 2017 Protests? List of Every Location
  • ANTIFA Website Planning Nationwide Anarchy On November 4th
  • Patriots beware! ANTIFA plans armed uprising on November 4!
  • Antifa Planning Communist Revolution for America on November 4
  • Antifa Plan Civil War To Overthrow the Government On Nov 4
  • CIVIL WAR IS COMING – Patriots beware November 4!
  • Inside the Left’s Plans to Occupy Trump – POLITICO Magazine

So how are we to respond to this threatened civil war? 

I am now speaking my personal opinion. Antifa will certainly fail to start a revolution because it is not the monolithic organization it pretends to be. It is just a continuation of the old “Occupy” movement, made up of lazy, uncommitted trust-fund hippies. The moment it’s not fun, they will take the nearest exit. They would not dream of missing out on a skiing vacation, a campus party or Spring Break.

Nope, there is no chance of Antifa successfully starting a revolution. However, I would tell everyone to be aware that among the Antifa protestors are individuals who are complete sociopaths, capable of doing horrible things to an easy victim, so don’t be one.

So November 4th will come, amount to nothing, and cease to be worth reporting.

Malefactors like George Soros will continue to fund willing idiots and mercenaries. The evil desire to cause harm will continue even after Soros is in Hell. Why? Because it is coming from that ancient principality that rebelled against its Creator.

PS: Check out this ad:

Peace,

See also “Antifa threatens to behead whites and small biz owners on November 4“.

‘Deliver Us’ documentary on Italian exorcists

Premiering on October 26 in the UK and Europe, Deliver Us is a documentary  on exorcists in Italy trying to keep up with an increasing global demand for church-sanctioned exorcism.

The Telegraph‘s movie reviewer Rachel Ray gave Deliver Us 4 out of 5 stars. She writes:

While the Catholic Church keeps no central database for the number of people asking for exorcism or the number of times it is performed, Italians are reported to seek the Rite on a more regular basis than dental appointments….

In Rome and Milan, the number of church appointed priest-exorcists has grown from six to 12, and the Church has set up an emergency call centre. In the US, over the past decade, the number of priest-exorcists has more than quadrupled from 12 to 50. As noted American exorcist, Father Vincent Lampert of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis points out, it is not the Church that is increasing the demand for exorcists, it is people.

Father Lampert would be supported in that opinion by this film, which shows people travelling from across Sicily to [80-year-old Franciscan] Father Cataldo [Migliazzo]’s mass of liberation in Palermo every Tuesday, and for private sessions with the exorcist.  But Father Cataldo will only admit so many people into the church on a given day and many are turned away.

During the service, people scream, moan, and cry. A young man writhes on the floor spitting. An elderly woman who is led out of the church seems to be speaking in tongues. Another woman screams: “I’ll take her to Hell!”

The dilemma that any exorcist faces is deciding whether a person’s condition is the result of psychological problems or demonic activity. This is discernment, the first step in the Rite of Exorcism and in the US at least might involve examination reports from a team of psychologists or psychiatrists. This grey area of mental versus spiritual is clearly what interests the film’s director, Federica Di Giacomo. She observes: “My first aim was to find stories for a film about obsessions, a sort of a journey through mental addictions.”  Perhaps unbeknown to Miss Di Giacomo when she began the project was that obsession can be a form of demonic affliction.

The demonic-weary Father Cataldo conducts discernment in his own way. To the parents of a boy who spits at his teachers and makes fun of his father, the priest says he’s a good boy, calm, take him back to the psychologist. But for a woman who becomes increasingly agitated by the recitation of prayer, Father Cataldo tries to deliver her from Satan as she is held to the floor growling and screaming.

Another woman seems to be suffering from depression. And the priest listens patiently to a young man who believes his life-threatening bike accident may have been the result of his lapsed spiritual state. Regardless of what the exorcist thinks though, all of these sufferers seem to believe that church intervention can cure what ails them.

So many people want Father Cataldo’s services that he even conducts deliverance via mobile phone. But the documentary is not shallow.  Miss Di Giacomo gives us a more in-depth look into cases that may be possession, attachment, vexation, or oppression – all varying degrees of demonic influence. A number of the film’s subjects have been having exorcisms on a routine basis over a period of years for their conditions.

A young woman, Giulia, dabbles in the occult and consults mediums. She has great difficulty being in a church without screaming and acting out. As Father Cataldo prays with her, her eyes roll back, exposing the whites. She writhes on the church floor and screams at the priest “you’ll burn in hell with me”. But even after the exorcism seems to change her looks and demeanor, by the end of the film she still cannot give up the mediums and resists returning for more sessions in the church where she is visibly uncomfortable.

Two sisters relate a history of molestation and abuse from their mother’s boyfriend. Now, in middle age, one of the sisters cannot function normally and her marriage is failing. She growls and crawls under tables in the church as the exorcism proceeds. Like Giulia, her case is unresolved. An attractive middle-aged woman loses control of her limbs, falling down, when she enters a church. She can find no psychological or physical explanation from physicians after years of trying. And countless MRIs and other tests.

And perhaps one of the saddest cases is a young man in Palermo, addicted to cocaine, who is shunned by his family, and fears he will be committed to an institution without Father Cataldo’s help. Filmed in the nightspots of Palermo, he laments: “Society doesn’t let you get better or run away from certain things.”

One cannot help but be in sturdy, hard-working Father Cataldo’s corner in this spiritual fight. “Being an exorcist is an exhausting job,” he notes with resignation. Exorcist-priests are appointed by their Bishops often with little choice in whether to take on the job. And for viewers who have no spiritual beliefs, the question might be asked why these sufferers, in increasing numbers, are seeking relief from the Church.

Here’s a clip from the documentary. Pay special attention at the 0:42 mark.

See also:

~Eowyn

How fitting: Hugh Hefner died from fecal E. Coli infection

On September 27, 2017, 91-year-0ld Hugh Hefner did the world that he’s contaminated with pornography, a favor by finally croaking.

About the video, see “Creepy video of Playboy Hugh Hefner, 90“.

Yesterday, Lindsey Kupfer of Page Six reports that Hefner died from cardiac arrest and respiratory failure from “battling” a “highly resistant to antibiotics” E. coli and septicemia (blood poisoning) for six days before he succumbed.

How ironic, given that it is precisely the promiscuity — and resultant infections — promoted by Hefner which has led to increasingly antibiotics-resistant super bugs. See:

From Wikipedia:

Escherichia coli ( . . .  also known as E. coli) is a . . . rod-shaped, coliform bacterium of the genus Escherichia that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. . . . Most E. coli strains are harmless, but some serotypes can cause serious food poisoning in their hosts . . . . E. coli is expelled into the environment within fecal matter. The bacterium grows massively in fresh fecal matter under aerobic conditions for 3 days . . . and fecal–oral transmission is the major route through which pathogenic strains of the bacterium cause disease.

In other words, smut-peddler Hugh Hefner died from bacteria found in feces.

Writing for The Independent, Julie Bindel stated that Hefner “caused immeasurable damage by turning porn – and therefore the buying and selling of women’s bodies – into a legitimate business.” Writing for Christianity Today, theologian Ed Stetzer described that during his lifetime, when Hefner’s daughter, Christie, visited the Playboy Mansion, he would have the residence systematically cleaned in order “to keep the realities from his own daughter”. On Hefner’s role as “general” of the sexual revolution, Stezer wrote:

“It’s hard to fathom that anyone would have known what this would have turned into. Parents growing up today are fighting to keep their children pure. Spouses are fighting to keep their marriages intact. And many enslaved and trapped in the adult entertainment industry have been figuratively and literally stripped not only of their clothes, but their very value as people made in the image of God. If this does not concern us, what will?”

Holly Madison, a former “girlfriend” of Hefner, said that while living in the Playboy Mansion, he “would encourage competition—and body image issues—between his multiple live-in girlfriends. His legacy is full of evidence of the exploitation of women for professional gain.

One of the women whom Hefner exploited was Deep Throat porn actress Linda Lovelace.

So many years later, I still remember browsing in a bookstore and coming across Lovelace’s 1980 autobiography, Ordeal, in which she recounted being summoned to Hefner’s Playboy mansion to “perform”. But Hefner wasn’t interested in seeing her engaged in “regular” sex. He first sodomized her, then wanted to see her have sex with a dog — which she did. If I recall correctly, actor Sammy Davis, Jr., was also present.

My memory is confirmed by Lauren Ingram’s Sept. 28, 2017 essay for VICE, “Don’t Mourn for Hugh Hefner“.

Lovelace said she had been coerced into porn by her abusive husband. She became a born again Christian and an anti-porn crusader. On April 3, 2002, Linda Susan Boreman, Lovelace’s real name, died from massive trauma and internal injuries from an auto accident. She was only 53 years old.

In an interview in January 2009 with John Roberts of CNN, Hefner lauded the Obama administration for ending the Christian right’s efforts to overturn the corruption of America’s moral values since the 1960s:

“One got a remarkable revolutionary change in pop culture and in moral values in the ’60s and ’70s, and then there was a backlash. And that backlash, I think, has influenced government. And, um, the Christian right has played a major role in all of that. And I think that the complicated problems with religion being involved with politics hopefully will come to an end for a while at least.”

Born of parents whom he described as “conservative, Midwestern and Methodist,” Hefner was an atheist.

In the January 2000 issue of his Playboy magazine, Hefner said that he didn’t “have a clue” about what happens after death (source):

“I’m always struck by the people who think they do have a clue. It’s perfectly clear to me that religion is a myth. It’s something we have invented to explain the inexplicable . . . . What does it all mean — if it has any meaning at all? But how can it all exist if it doesn’t have some kind of meaning? I think anyone who suggests that they have the answer is motivated by the need to invent answers, because we have no such answers.”

In Dante’s Inferno, the 8th circle of Hell is Malebolge — a large, funnel-shaped cavern sub-divided into ten concentric circular ditches. The second ditch contains sinners immersed forever in a river of human feces.

I’m pretty sure Hugh Hefner now knows what happens after death.

~Eowyn

Sunday Devotional: It is not who you are, but what you do

Matthew 21:28-32

Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people:
“What is your opinion?
A man had two sons.
He came to the first and said,
‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’
He said in reply, ‘I will not, ‘
but afterwards changed his mind and went.
The man came to the other son and gave the same order.
He said in reply, ‘Yes, sir, ‘but did not go.
Which of the two did his father’s will?”
They answered, “The first.”
Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you,
tax collectors and prostitutes
are entering the kingdom of God before you.
When John came to you in the way of righteousness,
you did not believe him;
but tax collectors and prostitutes did.
Yet even when you saw that,
you did not later change your minds and believe him.”

Today’s reading continues the theme of  a week ago, that it’s never too late to change.

And when we change, there will be great joy in Heaven.

Luke 15:1-7

The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to him,
but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying,
“This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
So to them he addressed this parable.
“What man among you having a hundred sheep
and losing one of them

would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert
and go after the lost one until he finds it?
And when he does find it,
he sets it on his shoulders with great joy and,
upon his arrival home,
he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them,
‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’
I tell you, in just the same way
there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents
than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.”

Psalms 25:6-7

Remember your compassion and your mercy, O LORD,
for they are ages old.
Remember no more the sins of my youth;
remember me according to your mercy,
because of your goodness, LORD.

May the peace of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~Eowyn

Today is the Archangels’ feast day!

September 29 traditionally was set aside as the Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel. Then the Church made it the feast day of all the Archangels.

Note: The word “saint” simply means “holy’ — as indeed are the Angels who choose to be true to God instead of, like Lucifer and the other fallen angels, pride in themselves.

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The word angel, in Greek, is angelos; in Hebrew, malach; in Arabic, mala’ika — which all mean “messenger.”

Angels are incorporeal (without body, material form or substance) spiritual beings who act as messengers and intermediaries between God and humanity. St. Augustine said that although Angels are defined by their function as messengers or message-bearers, their activities are not limited to just this function. Created by God to serve Him, Angels fulfill any and all tasks assigned to them.

In other words, being an Angel or messenger simply denotes one of their functions, not their nature. St. Thomas Aquinas maintained that each Angel is unique, a species unto itself — truly a mind-boggling idea.

Major philosophers — such as Thomas Aquinas, René Descartes, John Locke, and most recently, the American philosopher Mortimer Adler — had put forth compelling reasons for the existence of Angels. (For the conversion of Adler, a Jew, to the Catholic faith, see A Philosopher-Pagan Comes Home.)

Theologians maintain there is a hierarchy of Angels, due to the fact that in Genesis 3:24, Isaiah 6:1-7, Ezekiel 1, 10, Romans 8:38, Ephesians 1:21, 3:10, 6:12, Colossians 1:16, 2:10, 2:15, allusions are made to “seraphim,” “cherubim,” “thrones,” “dominions,” “mights,” “powers” and “principalities” in the “heavenly places.”

Dionysius the Areopagite and St. Thomas Aquinas delineated three hierarchies of Angels, with each hierarchy comprised of three orders:

  • 1st hierarchy: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones.
  • 2nd hierarchy: Dominions, Virtues, Powers.
  • 3rd hierarchy: Principalities, Archangels, Angels.

Of the nine angelic orders, five are sent by God for external ministry among bodily creatures, as indicated by their names of Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels—all of which refer to some kind of administrative or executive office. Of these five orders, only the last three minister to human beings:

  • Principalities are in charge of the whole of humanity.
  • Archangels minister to nations — their leaders and those persons whom God tasks with special work to do on Earth.
  • Angels, the last order, are God’s messengers to and guardians of individual human beings.

That leaves the orders of Virtues and Powers who, by logical inference, minister to other bodily but nonhuman creatures. The latter would include the non-human animals, such as our pets, whom St. Bonaventure called “creatures without sin” — which is a happy thought indeed!

Three Angels are named in the Bible:

  1. Michael: in Hebrew, the name means “Who is like God?”.
  2. Gabriel: “God is my might”.
  3. Raphael: “God has healed”.

Notice that all three names end with “El” — which means God, in Hebrew. Thus, each Archangel’s name ending in “el” means they are “of God.”

St. Gabriel, the Archangel

Archangel Gabriel appears to Mary. The Annunciation by Sandro Botticelli, 1485.

Gabriel’s name means “God is great.” The angel Gabriel appears to at least three people in the Bible:

  • To the prophet Daniel (Daniel 8:16).
  • To the priest Zechariah to foretell and announce the miraculous birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:19).
  • To the Virgin Mary to tell her that she would conceive and bear a son (Luke 1:26–38). As the angel of the Annunciation, Gabriel is the one who revealed that the Savior was to be called “Jesus” (Luke 1:31).

St. Gabriel is recognized as the patron saint of messengers, telecommunication workers, and postal workers.

St. Raphael, the Archangel

st-raphael1The angel Raphael‘s name means “God heals.” This identity came about because of the biblical story that Raphael “healed” the earth when it was defiled by the sins of the fallen angels in the apocryphal Book of Enoch.

Raphael appears by name only in the Book of Tobit where, disguised as a human named “Azarias the son of the great Ananias,” he accompanies Tobiah, the son of Tobit, in travels. When Raphael returns from his journey with Tobiah, he declares to Tobit that he was sent by the Lord to heal his blindness and deliver Sarah, Tobiah’s future wife, from the demon Asmodeus. It is then that the Raphael makes himself known as “the angel Raphael, one of the seven, who stand before the Lord” (Tobit 12:15).

Although only the archangels Gabriel and Michael are mentioned by name in the New Testament, the Gospel of John 5:1-4 speaks of a healing pool at Bethesda where “An angel of the Lord descended at certain times into the pond; and the water was moved. And he that went down first into the pond after the motion of the water was made whole of whatsoever infirmity he lay under.” This passage is generally associated with St. Raphael, the Archangel.

St. Raphael is the patron saint of travelers, the blind, bodily ills, happy meetings, nurses, physicians and medical workers. He is often pictured holding a staff and either holding or standing on a fish.

St. Michael, the Archangel

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The name “Lucifer” means “morning star,” “son of the dawn,” or “light carrier.” For that reason, theologians believe that Lucifer was a high-order Angel, most likely the highest order — a Seraphim. Aquinas thought him to be “probably the highest of all the angels.” But Lucifer admires and loves himself more than his Creator and thinks himself to be “as God.” And so, swollen with narcissism and grandiosity, Lucifer rebelled, taking a third of the angelic beings with him.

A lower-order Angel, full of courage and love of God, rallied together two-thirds of the angelic ranks against Lucifer and the other apostates, in the First War that began the enduring conflict between good and evil. As related in Revelation 12:7-9:

Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it.

That braveheart’s name is Micha-el, which means “Who is like God?” — Michael‘s battle cry.

St. Michael the Archangel is the prince of the heavenly armies and the most beloved of all the angels. He is mentioned in Daniel 10:13,31; 12:1 (where he is said to be the prince of the people of Israel); in Jude 9 (where he disputed with the devil about the body of Moses); and in Revelation 12:7 (where he led the heavenly armies against those of the “great dragon”).

Described in Revelation 10:1 as a “mighty angel…with a halo around his head; his face was like the sun and his feet were like pillars of fire,” St. Michael is generally portrayed by artists as wearing full armor and carrying a sword or lance, with his foot on the neck of a dragon. (Pictures of the martyred St. George are often similar, but only Michael has wings.)

Michael has four main titles or offices. He is:

  • Patron of the Chosen People in the Old Testament.
  • Patron saint and defender of the Church.
  • The Angel of death, who assists Jesus in the final judgment (thus, Michael is sometimes depicted with a scale).
  • Leading the good Angels against the fallen angels or demons. For that reason, Christians consider St. Michael the most powerful defender of God’s people against evil. As such, Michael is also the patron saint of soldiers and policemen. (For the Prayer to St. Michael, go here.)

All of which is why St. Michael, the Braveheart of Angels, is my most favorite saint, whom I admire and love with all my heart. He is my commander in chief. As you can see from this blog’s masthead, he is also the patron and protector of Fellowship of the Minds.

Happy Feast Day, St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael!

Thank you for inspiring us with your humility, courage, goodness, and love for God.

Thank you, God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, for creating the marvelous Angels!

~Eowyn

For a fascinating account of one man’s experience with the Archangel Michael, click here. Check out FOTM‘s other angel posts here!

Sources:

  1. Mortimer J. Adler, The Angels and Us (New York: Macmillan, 1982).
  2. Matthew Bunson, Angels A to Z: A Who’s Who of the Heavenly Host (New York: Three Rivers Press, 1996), pp. 181-184.
  3. Michael H. Brown, Prayer of the Warrior (Goleta, CA: Queenship Publishing Co., 1993), p. 34.
  4. René Descartes, Meditations On First Philosophy, trans. by Donald A. Cress (Indianapolis & Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 1979).
  5. John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, edited with an introduction by A. D. Woozley (Cleveland & New York: Meridian Books, 1968),
  6. Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas, Volume One (New York: Benziger Brothers, 1947).