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Q. 1. It is my understanding that 3:00 A.M. is the devil's hour. Is there any truth to that?

A. 1. The suggestion that 3:00 A.M. is the demonic hour is because Jesus died at Calvary on the Holy Cross at 3:00 P.M. 3:00 A.M. is the opposite of 3:00 P.M. This false suggestion promotes that the early hour of the morning is a mocking of the Holy Trinity.

Some people associate this belief with the words of the priest in the movie "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" (2005). The movie is not based on reality.

The 3:00 A.M. superstition is highly promoted by Michael Brown, author and webmaster of spiritdaily.com. Michael has been known of promoting Catholic teachings that are mixed with the occult on his website. Anything that can promote his fame, enrich his pocket financially, increase the traffic to his website, sell his books, draw people to his retreats, promote non approved alleged supernatural apparitions, Michael Brown will publicize it on his website. To gain fame and website traffic, he will even promote doomsday, the news, disasters, cooking, politics, diseases, alleged cures, etc... Individuals like these do more damage to the Catholic faith when it comes to spiritual growth. Their writings, implied to be of sound Catholic doctrine, confuse the faithful and corrupt their faith.

Some of the books that Michael Brown authored are "The Final Hour," "The Trumpet of Gabriel," "The Day Will Come," "The Last Secret," "After Life," "The Bridge to Heaven," "The Other Side," and "The Spirits Around Us" (2010). Some of these books imply that he knows more about the other side than the Catholic Church teaches.

The Catholic Church does not teach anything about 3:00 A.M., nor promote that hour for any reason whatsoever.

On the subject of the occult, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, # 2117, states:

"All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one's service and have a supernatural power over others - even if this were for the sake of restoring their health - are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another's credulity."
On the matter of dwelling in the occult as is demonstrated above, the Bible clearly states: "Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." [1 Peter 5:8] Satan is not only busy at 3:00 A.M.. He is busy 24 hours per day, seeking to devour anyone who goes contrary to the teachings of Jesus that are found in the Holy Bible and as taught in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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