Recently, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis hosted a “playful demon summoning session” for families, where children were invited to create a trap for their own demons so they could get to know them better. Walker Art Center’s description of the event reads as: “(d)emons have a bad reputation, but maybe we’re just not very good at getting to know them.” Alpha News called attention to the event in an Aug. 11 online article.
The event is a good reminder that the battle we wage in this life is a spiritual one against the powers and principalities who wish to enslave the world. St. Augustine called this contest one between the City of God and the City of Man. They are two cities, with two loves and two aims.
Because Catholics across Minnesota urged legislators to put families first, many of our poorest families across the state will now benefit from a nation-leading Child Tax Credit. More work is needed to make more families eligible, but this per-child refundable tax credit is expected to reduce childhood poverty in Minnesota by 20-30%.