Warring Spirits

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the fact of evil spirits as the country celebrates Halloween and prepares for Election Day.

“The truth is that evil spirits are (as the St. Michael Prayer goes) ‘prowling about the world seeking the ruin of souls.’ Fear of seeming unsophisticated makes many of us reluctant to acknowledge this. We prefer to explain moral evil only in terms of human agency and responsibility. Anything beyond than that is embarrassingly “unscientific,” and so we willfully ignore what is beyond our comprehension and control.”

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