Patti Armstrong

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Exorcist and Catholics Respond to Curse Against Kavanaugh

Catholics and exorcists are responding to the news that a curse on the newest U.S. Supreme Court Justice is planned for Saturday Oct. 20 at Catland Books, a “metaphysical boutique and occult bookshop” in Brooklyn, New York. He will be the main...

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Archbishop Óscar Romero is an Example for Our Times

“A milquetoast kind of guy” is not the usual description of a saint, but in the case of Blessed Óscar Romero of El Salvador, it was his starting point as a Catholic priest in El Salvador.  He was appointed bishop in 1974 and three years later...

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A Pro-Life Democrat Explains Why She Stays

If consistency matters then Democrats should be prolife and Republicans pro-abortion, according to Kristen Day, executive director for Democrats for Life of America, (DFLA), a group supporting Democratic candidates opposing abortion. She spoke at...

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At Children’s Hospital Colorado, a New Kind of Child Abuse

What do these hashtags mean: #nonbinary, #TransHealth, and #LGBTHealth? Let’s look at them in context. Here is Children’s Hospital Colorado’s tweet from Sept. 20: We've removed #gender markers from patient wristbands and more. See how else we...

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10 Reasons It’s Still Great to be Catholic

Lately, we have not been feeling so great. A lot of bad stuff going on. Anger and betrayal are mixed with confusion because frankly, most of us don’t get it. But anything is possible in the throes of spiritual warfare. I’m not going to stop...

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This is Seen in Exorcisms and Haunted Houses — But What Is It?

Father Gary Thomas, an exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, California, once came across a movie that got his particular attention. The film depicted a boy who left his body and got trapped by a demon. “In real life, I prayed over a boy who had...

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Fr. James Martin Says Don’t Pray, Fast or Destroy Rainbow Flags

I was irritated when Pope Francis called for every member of the Church to “pray and fast in penance for the evil of clerical sex abuse, and to be involved in needed change within the Church” on Aug. 20.   I wanted a much bigger emphasis on the...

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In God’s Light, Celebrated ‘Lifestyles’ are Revealed as Scandals

The scandal involving abuse charges against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick casts a shadow on the integrity of the entire Church hierarchy, and also highlights the stark contrast between the Catholic Church and other denominations. At the root of...

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How to Recognize Demonic Activity in the Church Scandals, According to an Exorcist

“Who is going to believe you?” It is the devil’s taunt, according to exorcist, Father Gary Thomas. It is a message to silence sexual abuse victims. And we have learned that same message silenced or impeded the truth of the sexual scandal in the...

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Does Anyone Doubt that God is Listening?

Day by day, life passes in an ordinary fashion, usually without remarkable, visible answers to prayers. Still, we pray and trust that God hears us. Or perhaps sometimes it feels like no one is listening. There is nothing in the Bible about...