What Does The Catholic Church Teach About Angels?

Are Angels real? What do Angels look like? How many kinds of Angels are there? From Guardian Angels to Archangels, and from Seraphim to Nephilim, the half-human angel hybrids, on this episode, the guys talk about what the Catholic Church teaches about angels!

In this episode we’ll cover:

  • What Do Angels Look Like?
  • How Many Kinds of Angels Are There?
  • What Does Your Guardian Angel Do?
  • What Are The Half Human, Half Angel Nephilim?
  • What Do The Names of Angels Mean?
  • What Are The Fallen Angels?
  • And Much More!

16 comments on What Does The Catholic Church Teach About Angels?

  1. Esther Nardino says:

    This was informative but I thought you would have tackled the misconceptions, too. The most common misconception being the fact that so many Catholics think humans become angels after they die.
    You totally avoided this.

    1. Tim says:

      I don’t know any Catholics that think that humans become angels after death. It is the protestants I know that seem to think that.

      1. Also the people who make movies think that but I agree Catholics know that people do not become angels

        1. Bob Oziomek says:

          We we die assuming we get to heaven we become Saints.

    2. Dorothy Miller says:

      Yes, I’ve heard that as well….God created Angels and separately created Humans. We don’t become Angels.

    3. With respect to God, the angel is servant, hence his name: angel. Instead man is Son. Therefore, the son cannot become a servant. Those who think that wrong the concept and the promises made to fallen humanity.

    4. Jasmin says:

      Im Catholic, grew up going to Catholic school and was never taught that we became angels once we died. I just asked my husband as well to see if that’s something he was taught. He’s Catholic as well and never heard if that either

  2. Brian says:

    Couple months back I was praying heavily for an opportunity to meet my guardian angel while I was here on earth, and like sooner rather than later. I really want to meet my guardian angel – as far as I know, I have not met my angel yet. One night I was lying in bed thinking about maybe my angel would appear in my bedroom at night, and I got totally freaked out like what would I do if my guardian angel appeared before me in my bedroom at night. I mean like I was really scared about turning over in bed and seeing this being standing there. At that point I told myself I wasn’t ready to meet my angel, and I realized how silly I was. I still want to meet my guardian angel now before I die.

    1. Cbl says:

      I’ve had the same thought!
      I believe I felt the hand of my guardian angel on my shoulder before.

    2. Andrea says:

      I wonder if you felt his presence. I would like to see what form my guardian angel would take on. Evidently, St. Thomas of Aquinas and St. Padre Pio had a lifetime of interaction with their angels. Pope Francis as well. I don’t think you have to be afraid and maybe you try again. I know I would like to see an angel but in an image like the ones we see in paintings and art work.

      1. M says:

        Remember that only a few chosen ones by God can see angels…. and they are a spirit, meaning they have no wings. Wings are just a symbol to denote that they have no limits of space and can swiftly move anywhere. We hear of several cases where ordinary people (like me) encountering angels, but this is a dangerous thing because they don’t realize the are turning to fallen angels. It’s satans deceit and many don’t want to open their eyes. Don’t fall victims by the New Age doctrine and philosophy. Be vigilant!

  3. Patricia Arbaugh says:

    Great show!!! ” Good Omens” is an Amazon original series that will start at the end of May. Sounds really good. Here is the description…. “The End of the World is coming, which means a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who’ve become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon. But they have lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he’s meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it’s too late”.

  4. michael szilagyi says:

    angels can not impregnate people, they do not have the faculties to do so. plus angels can’t do anything without God’s say so, even the fallen ones

  5. Zander Renault says:

    Great show, guys! This was a really fun episode. But I’m surprised you didn’t mention the other view of the Nephilim, that they weren’t actually the offspring of angles, but rather that the “Sons of God” were the righteous line of Seth, and the “Daughters of Men” were the wicked line of Cain, which corrupted many of the righteous from Seths line. According to the Ignatius Catholic Study bible, “This interpretation appears in rabbinic tradition (Genesis Rabbah 26, 5-7; b. Sanhedrin 108a) and in the Church Fathers (St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Genesis; St. Augustine, City of God; St. Ephraim, Commentary on Genesis).” I know it’s a lot more boring, but it’s certainly another legitimate view! Any Maybe Ryan DellaCrosse would be more comfortable with that one :-). It also takes care of the problem of how a spirit being can be incarnate in flesh of their own will and power (apart from THE incarnation of Christ). Of course, the half-breed angel view also has a lot of patristic support (and sounds a little more exciting 🙂

  6. Andrea says:

    This is a podcast that can be expanded upon especially in light of our personal guardian angels, our experience with them, and how they have interacted with us to protect us, to save us, to guide us, and I believe they love us, their charges. They have free will but we don’t have to pray for their souls. They are more glorious than we are to paraphrase Ryan Della Crosse during this podcast.

    When our souls leave our bodies they become spiritual beings. Angels are angelic beings as far as I am concerned. Angelic beings that are spiritual in nature.

    According to a little reading I have done on St. Thomas of Aquinas and his views on guardian angels he believed they could take any form they would choose. He and St. Padre Pio had interactive relationships with their guardian angels throughout their lives. I consider mine benign and have no fear of him. I don’t think he would appear in a form to scare me witless.

    Keep up the great work and the wonderful topics on your show. Congrats on 160 countries tuning in!! That is a wonderful achievement that shows us all how much we want to learn about our faith and make it personal. God as an intellectual choice.

    God bless you guys!

  7. Deirdre says:

    My dad passed away 10 years ago. I loved him so so much and still love and miss him every single day. He was so special..words don’t do him justice. A few years ago after receiving the Eucharist at Sunday mass I was standing in the back of the Church. A woman whom I did not know and who had not been in the back of the Church earlier came and stood next to me. Out of nowhere she put her arm around my shoulder and kissed me on the side of my head and said “you looked like you needed a hug.” It was such a familiar kiss and I turned, looked at her and just said thank you. I didn’t know what to think but I felt amazed and wondered what that was. I turned to look where she went to sit down and I saw her walk between the other people standing in the back of church but then I no longer saw her and couldn’t figure out where she went…my husband was standing in front of me with his back to us and never saw her. To this day I still wonder who she was but she gave me a comfort that had stayed with me since…

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