For our Conference on Spiritual Battle of Our Time, Fr. Casey gives the first talk titled “We are in Battle” He starts with Mat 10 :34, to point out that Christ’s mission is to spread division not necessarily peace. Then he cites a Column in the Washington Times “Christophobia, the Last Fashionable Hatred” by Jeffery Kuhner as a starting point for describing the kind of cultural war we are in.
For our Conference on Spiritual Battle of Our Time, Fr. Casey gives the second talk titled “The Devil: Liar and Murderer” covering the subject of the Devil and how he likes to spread the idea that he does not exist. Even some theologians do not believe in the Devil. Father explains what the Church teaches about the Devil, his pride, disobedience, and his preferred tactics of lying and tempting to lead us away from God. Modern times are dominated by the Devil and it is important to know his tactics, to know our enemy. He focuses on priests and bishops, “Strike the shepherd, scatter the sheep.” how occult and Demonic practice are increasing and how the Devil uses the tactic of divide and conquer.
For our Conference on Spiritual Battle of Our Time, Fr. Casey gives the third talk on how we must continue the effort to evangelize despite the fact that we are up against overwhelming odds on a natural level.
For our Conference on Spiritual Battle of Our Time, Fr. Casey gives the fourth talk which is on Our Lady’s role in this battle. He first gives and example of animosity toward Mary from Protestants. Jesus sees us in two ways, as we are and as we ought to be. Our goal is for us make these to ways as similar as possible, and so become saints. Mary is the perfect standard in this regard. We must become like her and stand at the foot of the Cross to have our hearts pierced with Jesus’ and hers.
For our conference on the Spiritual Battle of Our Time, Fr. Casey gives the fifth and final talk on sports and other modern idolatry that tends to crowd out our devotion to God. He points out that Sports and many other modern pastimes are good in and of themselves but they are becoming more and more like a religion, getting in the way of our Sunday obligations and generally becoming disordered.