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On the Role of the Angels at the Second Coming

February 11, 2019 7 Comments
On the Role of the Angels at the Second Coming

This is the last in a series of five posts on the role of the angels in our lives and in creation. The content of these posts comes from a series I have been teaching at the Institute of Catholic Culture on the mission of the angels. Angels are ministering spirits mystically present and active […]

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The Angels and Our Death

February 10, 2019 1 Comment
The Angels and Our Death

This is the fourth in a series of five posts on the angels and their role in our lives. The content of these posts comes from a series I have been teaching at the Institute of Catholic Culture on the mission of the angels. Angels are ministering spirits mystically present and active throughout creation, in […]

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On the Role of Our Guardian Angels

February 7, 2019 2 Comments
On the Role of Our Guardian Angels

This is the third in a series of five posts on the angels and their role in our lives. The content of these posts comes from a series I have been teaching at the Institute of Catholic Culture on the mission of the angels. Angels are ministering spirits mystically present and active throughout creation, in […]

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The Role of the Angels in Every Liturgy

February 5, 2019 1 Comment
The Role of the Angels in Every Liturgy

This is the second in a series of five posts on the angels and their role in our lives. The content of these posts comes from a series I have been teaching at the Institute of Catholic Culture on the mission of the angels. Angels are ministering spirits mystically present and active throughout creation, in […]

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The Mystical Role of the Angels in Baptism

February 5, 2019 1 Comment
The Mystical Role of the Angels in Baptism

In recent weeks I have been teaching a series at the Institute of Catholic Culture on the mission of the angels. Angels are ministering spirits mystically present and active throughout creation, in the events of Scripture, in the liturgy, and in our lives. Over the next few days my posts will summarize the talks I […]

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Don’t Name Your Guardian Angel

October 2, 2018 16 Comments
Don’t Name Your Guardian Angel

The Feast of the Guardian Angels, celebrated on Tuesday, seems an appropriate time to point out that the common practice of naming one’s guardian angel should be avoided. A document authored by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in 2001 states, “The practice of assigning names to the holy angels […]

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Of the Angels and of the Mysterious Providence of God

October 1, 2018 4 Comments
Of the Angels and of the Mysterious Providence of God

God most often works through His angels; He mediates His presence through them. Why is this? He is of course all-powerful and therefore does not need the mediation of the angels, but He does seem to will it. It is common in both Scripture and doctrinal traditions to ascribe to the angels the work of […]

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