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Vatican Official Talks of Satan’s ‘Anti-Creation’ Plan

'Christianity is being driven from public life ... To the traditionally minded, it may seem like the world has gone insane'

Abortion and the breakdown of traditional marriage today are part of Satan’s evil plan for the world, according to a top Vatican official.

“In the mind of God, marriage has a permanent structure based on the duality of the human mode of being: femininity and masculinity,” Cardinal Carlo Caffarra said in an address to the Rome Life Forum. “Not two opposite poles, but the one with and for the other. Only thus does man escape his original solitude.”

Satan is constructing an “anti-creation,” the cardinal said, according to reports.

“Christianity is being driven from public life. Homosexuality, transsexuality, and other ‘identities’ and sexual activities that were once considered perverse are now regarded by elites as core to Western civilization,” as WorldNet Daily reported on July 4. “Among the younger generation, more evangelicals are accepting of same-sex marriage … To traditionally minded Christians, it may seem like the world has gone insane.”

While discussions of good versus evil may not seem as commonplace in modern-day life — given our “anything-goes” culture — many in the church are working to remind people about Satan and his agenda.

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“At the root of this is the work of Satan, who wants to build an actual anti-creation,” Caffarra said.

In the spiritual world, Satan tries to attack human’s good and godly nature. Satan is “hurling” challenges such as these at God, Caffarra said at the Rome Life Forum in May.

“I have spoken frequently of a confrontation,” Caffarra said, according to media reports. “This confrontation is increasingly assuming the appearance of a trial, of a legal proceeding, in which the defendant is Jesus and His Gospel.”

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Caffarra helped found the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in 1981. He is one of the dubia cardinals who sent five questions to Pope Francis, asking for clarification of his views on divorced and remarried Catholics.