Families are the domestic Church, where Jesus grows; he grows in the love of spouses, he grows in the lives of children. That is why the enemy so often attacks the family. The devil does not want the family; he tries to destroy it, to make sure that there is no love there.— Pope Francis, “Address to Participants in the 37th National Convocation of the Renewal in the Holy Spirit,” June 1, 2014.
The family, as a school of sanctity, attracts the ire of demons who wage a relentless spiritual attack on the family. Reflecting on this reality, as shared from Pope Francis and famous exorcist Fr. Amorth, we see the need for families to prepare themselves for spiritual warfare.
With over a decade of active participation on an exorcist’s team, Kathleen Beckman joins the Catholic Exchange Podcast to discuss strategies from families and other gems from her latest book, Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare: Strategies for Deliverance and Healing. Listen below or on your favorite podcast app.
Subjects We Discussed Today
- How our guardian angels help us to resist evil while protecting us from attacks.
- How creating a Eucharistic home makes us victors instead of victims.
- Why families face intense spiritual warfare and how parents can help protect the home.
- The Ordinary and Extraordinary Ways that darkness attacks.
- The power of the Holy Rosary for healing and deliverance.
- How we can pray daily to bring protection, healing, and comfort into our own homes.
- The need to build up holy daring in our lives to face the small and large attacks on the family.
Books, Articles, Resources from Kathleen Beckman
Kathleen Beckman’s latest book, Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare: Strategies for Deliverance and Healing, is available from your local Catholic bookstore and Sophia Institute Press.
We also recommend her previous books:
- Praying for Priests: An Urgent Call for the Salvation of Souls
- God’s Healing Mercy: Finding Your Path to Forgiveness, Peace and Joy
- When Women Pray: Eleven Catholic Women on the Power of Prayer
Mrs. Beckman a long-time contributor to Catholic Exchange. Check out her archive here for some rich spiritual insights. We also discussed the following articles in today’s episode: