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.