After having listened to many homilies and talks of Father Chad Ripperger, speaking on generational spirits, the reality of the demonic and diabolic oppression, obsession and possession etc, he often mentions 'curses' and how someone or some family may have been cursed, but he doesn’t explain how a curse comes about, as if we should all know what that actually means! I've listened to many of his talks hoping to hear how the initial or subsequent curses occur. Apparently at times the initial curse can go back generations? I don’t think it means that some unholy, witch or satanic person placed an actual curse on a family using a voodoo doll. Nor do I think it means that some member of the family sinned gravely and then that became the curse for the family, although that can be the cause of a generational spirit, however I don't think this is what Fr Ripperger is referring to in a lot of his talks. What I think a curse maybe, is an evil thought that somehow becomes enacted in the spiritual world. I think a curse can originate by an ordinary person.... like Mr A, who just happens to dislike Mr B. Mr A could be jealous or envious of Mr B and wishes harm to come to Mr B. Depending on the severity and repetition of Mr A's evil thought, a curse could ensue because the evil one can use a person’s bad intentions to enact harm. If Mr A is exceptionally, envious, jealous, calculating, cold, unforgiving, sloughful, angry, lustfult etc and does not believe in God, nor does he pray, than Mr A is a vehicle for the evil one to curse others. But if Mr B suffers many dreadful humiliations, failures, grief’s and pains and offers all this to God, forgives others, prays the rosary daily, goes to regular Confession, Mass and Adoration and receives Holy Communion, then God can use the suffering to bring about good, because Mr B becomes a victim soul, even though he does not know it. What I would like to know is, if Mr B does not want to be a victim soul or he just wants a break, what can he do?