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Guardian Angels and Other Protectors, as Seen in a Commercial

February 8, 2019 2 Comments
Guardian Angels and Other Protectors, as Seen in a Commercial

Most of us struggle with the fact that God allows bad things to happen. Why does he not intervene more often to protect us from attacks of various sorts and from events that cause sadness, setbacks, or suffering? While the answer is mysterious, the clearest response is that God allows suffering in order that some […]

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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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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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The Ministry of Angels, as Seen in a Commercial

September 29, 2017 6 Comments
The Ministry of Angels, as Seen in a Commercial

Most of us struggle with the fact that God allows bad things to happen to us. Why does He not intervene more often to protect us from attacks of various kinds and from events that cause sadness, setbacks, or suffering? While mysterious, the clearest answer is that God allows suffering in order that some greater […]

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Our Guardian Angel – As Seen on TV

October 2, 2015 0 Comments
Our Guardian Angel – As Seen on TV

Most of us struggle with the fact that God allows bad things to happen to us. Why does He not intervene more often to protect us from attacks of various sorts and from events that cause sadness, setbacks, or suffering? While mysterious, the clearest answer is that God allows suffering in order that some greater […]

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