“[T]he genius of Satan is to deceive the human mind in order to seduce the human will. Memorize that logic. Satan knows that all the evil in the world begins with ERROR. Let me repeat. Satan knows that all the evil in the world begins with error. In other words, all sin in the human heart begins as untruth in the human mind.”
– Fr. John Hardin
Demonology is simply the study of demons. However, there are many different variations or approaches to how that study is conducted.
There is at one end of the scale a “secular” approach to the study of demons that denies that demons are what Sacred Scripture clearly says they are – spiritual beings who were once angels and fell from grace. Sadly, that denial of reality is even held by foolish priests and bishops within the Roman Catholic Church itself, a fact that is appalling if not downright disgusting. This failure to obey and follow the Church’s own Catechism by those sworn to teach and uphold it is one of the reasons the Church’s ability to fight effectively in spiritual warfare has diminished over time. It’s a sad testament to how effective the enemy’s subversive campaign of infiltration has been in recent times to weaken and erode the Church’s belief and praxis. If you want to win a war, convince a great deal of leaders on the other side that there is no war, and that to believe there is, is to be a labeled an uneducated, ignorant fool – a laughingstock.
One exorcist has stated very clearly that he strongly feels that a bishop who does not believe in Satan or demons (as defined by the Church’s Catechism) should resign their office. I wholeheartedly agree with him.
Look at Father Hardin’s statement to the left. If Satan’s strategy has succeeded to the point of infiltrating our own ranks of not just the members of the Church, but a significant portion of leaders (deacons, priests and bishops) so that their minds are deceived into error as to what a demon is to begin with, or to question fundamentally that we are even at war with them, then we are clearly in deep trouble. That is exactly the state of the Church today where far too many have been deceived by the pseudo-explanations of modern psychology and lured into a secular-humanist worldview. Too many priests and bishops are enamored with the world and wish to be perceived as “enlightened.” These misguided shepherds seem to be actually ashamed of the Gospel accounts of demons and the Church’s Catechism that explains, defines, and characterizes them in no uncertain terms as fallen angels bent on destroying us. Thus, these deacons, priests, and bishops, to their shame, deny their own Catechism.
The approach of this site is one of Religious demonology, and more specifically Roman Catholic demonology. That is to say, it is the intent of this website to present information to the reader as to how the Roman Catholic Church responds to the idea of the demonic, and its ministry to help those who are afflicted. However, let it be stated very clearly, this site is not an official site of the Roman Catholic Church. Any errors contained within which result in a misrepresentation of the Church’s position is my own.