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Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.October 16, 2017< 1 min read

The Reality of Spiritual Evil

If there really is a calculating, dangerous, dark, destructive and vicious evil force who intends us harm—even eternal harm—then we should want to know about it.

If a terrorist is living in our neighborhood, wouldn’t we want to swallow the bitter pill of knowing this fact so that we could do something about it – or would we rather pretend that he is not there until he goes away? The devil does not go away if we ignore him. Instead, he increases his influence, domain, destructiveness, and malevolent intent to seduce and goad “the unaware”.

In this article, Fr. Spitzer discusses the mysterious subject of demonic possession, in hopes of shedding some light on this dark matter.


Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.

Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. is a Catholic Priest in the Jesuit order (Society of Jesus) and is currently the President of the Magis Center and the Spitzer Center. He has made many TV appearances including: Larry King Live (debating Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow), the Today Show (debating on the topic of active euthanasia), The History Channel in “God and The Universe,” a multiple part PBS series “Closer to the Truth,” and the Hugh Hewitt Show. Currently appearing weekly on EWTN in “Father Spitzer’s Universe“.