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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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"The Sacrifice is celebrated with many solemn rites, none of which should be deemed useless or superfluous. On the contrary, all of them tend to display the majesty of this august sacrifice, and to excite the faithful, when beholding these saving mysteries, to contemplate the divine things which lie concealed in the Eucharistic Sacrifice."
— Catechism of the Council of Trent (1566)

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The Devil: Father of Lies
published 7 September 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

I am watching videos about a prayer ministry called Theophostic. Even though I don’t agree with everything on the video the big point I think is right on and very helpful, so I will convey that insight.

Many times compulsive sins or anxieties and anger come from some lie we accepted, especially in childhood. For example, an active homosexual may have believed his childhood friends who told him he was homosexual in order to seduce him. Or, from abandonment by a parent I might think that any time I am not in control things will go badly.

In this ministry they pray people back to those memories and help them listen to “the voice” of Jesus telling them the truth such as “you don’t have to be homosexual” or “look at all the good things that happened to you that were totally out of your control such as your conception, the good things in your parents and siblings, graces of the sacraments or your conversion, etc. etc. etc.”

I tried praying this way for a few days about little and big anxieties. It worked. Just as they said on the video I got instant relief, hopefully permanent, from letting Jesus into these areas of past hurt.

Since the movement is ecumenical there might be things on the web you would disagree with, but you might want to visit their web just the same to take out whatever is true and helpful.

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