Bringing you the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and His Church While PROMOTING CATHOLIC Apologetic Support groups loyal to the Holy Father and Church's magisterium
Home About
What's New? Resources The Church Family Life Mass and
Ask A Catholic
Knowledge base
AskACatholic Disclaimer
Search the
AskACatholic Database
Donate and
Support our work
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
New Questions
Cool Catholic Videos
About Saints
Disciplines & Practices for distinct Church seasons
Purgatory and Indulgences
About the Holy Mass
About Mary
Searching and Confused
Contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming home
Homosexual and Gender Issues
Life and Family
No Salvation Outside the Church
Sacred Scripture
non-Catholic Cults
Justification and Salvation
The Pope and Papacy
The Sacraments
Relationships and Marriage situations
Specific people, organizations and events
Doctrine and Teachings
Specific Practices
Church Internals
Church History

Karen Pyle wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am a 53-year-old, stay-home wife and Mom, and I come from a very long line of Catholics.

That said, the faith continues in the future generations of our family.  Recently, when I was reminiscing with some friends. I mentioned that I remembered, as a child, my grandmother and great aunts discussing that Jesus was once referred to as the Prince of Darkness in their childhood, because he brought light to the darkness.  Well, after being called a liar by one who calls himself a former Catholic and has embraced the idea of the Rapture, I tried to do some research, in vain, but found no reference of this.

Can you please enlighten me on this matter?

Thank you,

Karen Pyle

  { Was Jesus ever referred to as the Prince of Darkness? }

Mary Ann replied:

Hi, Karen —

I have never heard of anyone calling Jesus by this title, especially since He is the Light of the World.

I can see how it could have been used in a manner that meant well, and perhaps it came from a poor translation of another language's way to call Him, the Conqueror of Darkness.

Mary Ann

Karen replied:

Hi, Mary Ann —

Thank you for the reply.

I am just perplexed and confused over the clear memory — but like you said, it could have been a misinterpretation somewhere along the way.

Thank you again!


Please report any and all typos or grammatical errors.
Suggestions for this web page and the web site can be sent to Mike Humphrey
© 2012 Panoramic Sites
The Early Church Fathers Church Fathers on the Primacy of Peter. The Early Church Fathers on the Catholic Church and the term Catholic. The Early Church Fathers on the importance of the Roman Catholic Church centered in Rome.