Dear Editor: Evil is real and a product of Original Sin. While Baptism forgives Original Sin, a person still has the free will to access the evil within. Ascribing this evil to an entity outside of oneself, like a devil, minimizes the responsibility of the individual in confronting his or her evil intentions and actions.
by Father John Catoir
To some, the devil is nothing more than a silly Halloween costume. Nothing could be further from the truth.