God was in charge of creation, Angels: Day 074

God was in charge of creationSome  heretics have believed that the devil and his  angels created the world against the wishes  of  the good God. St. Irenaeus says  they’re suggesting that God is less competent than a good foreman at a construction site.Now, some say that the world was formed by angels, or by some other maker of it, against the will of the supreme Father. But they’re wrong, first of all, in this main point: when they say that angels formed such a great and mighty cre- atio … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Ralph Martin

Ralph Martin has been a leader in renewal movements in the Catholic Church for many years. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, he did graduate work in philosophy at Princeton University and holds an MA in Theology from Sacred Heart School of Theology in the Archdiocese of Detroit, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) from the P … [Read more...]

Day and night, Angels: Day 073

02Day and nightSt. Gregory the Great sees an image of Satan in the “day”  and “night” that Job curses. Satan is a false day, promising us the light but actually leading us into the darkness of death.“Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night which said, ‘A man-child is conceived’” ( Job 3:3).Satan presents himself as the “day,” in that he seduces us with prosperity. And his end is in the darkness of the “night,” because he leads us to adversity. Thus he showed us day when h … [Read more...]

The right and left hands of God, Angels: Day 072

The right and left hands of GodThe heavenly host stands at the right and left hands of  God. One side is the good angels, says  St. Gregory the Great, and one side is the evil angels. Both serve God, though the evil ones are working for their own evil purposes.“I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of Heaven standing beside him on his right hand and on his left” (1 Kings 22:19).What is the “throne” of the Lord, unless we understand it as the angelic powers? He is enth … [Read more...]

Light and darkness, Angels: Day 071

Light and darknessGenesis 1:4 says that “God separated the light from the darkness”; St. Augustine suggests that it refers to the separation of the good angels from the evil an- gels. But even if that’s not what the original author intended, he says, describing the one group as “light”  and the other as “darkness”  is still accurate.“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” ( James 4:6). One group lives in the Heaven of heavens; the other is thrown out of there, and rages thr … [Read more...]

CBB Giveaway: The Fulfillment of All Desire

This week Emmaus Road Publishing  is sponsoring the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of The Fulfillment of All Desire by Ralph Martin (you can read my review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12 AM EST 10/07 with a winner being announced later that day.a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]