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Exorcist shares past experiences with demonic possession
Daily Illini ^ | 10-28-09 | Katie Palmer

Posted on 10/28/2009 6:39:45 PM PDT by mlizzy

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; catholic; demons; exorcism; exorcist; halloween; lampert; newman; possessed; possession; prolife; uofi
"It's so wonderful to see these holy priests accept the 'cross' of the Exorcist! But only 12 priests in the whole USA? Wow! No wonder the evil one is running rampant in our culture! But then, we are living in the "culture of death". Right next to this article there is a "Planned Parenthood" advertisement offering "$10.00 off". Off what???" --Kathleen, commentary."
1 posted on 10/28/2009 6:39:46 PM PDT by mlizzy
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2 posted on 10/28/2009 6:44:38 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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Now that Newt is a Catholic, maybe they can do an exorcism on him. He’s definitely possessed.


3 posted on 10/28/2009 6:48:36 PM PDT by GBA
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Last nite, my daughter and I were discussing “So You Think You Can Dance” on SKYPE, when she blurted out excitedly, oh! mom! i went to go see a talk by a real live excorcist
[10/27/2009 8:28:38 PM] ME: oh?
[10/27/2009 8:28:43 PM] ME: fr. euteneuer?

[10/27/2009 8:29:01 PM] DAUGHTER: no...shoot. i just saw him yesterday and i already forgot
[10/27/2009 8:29:02 PM] ME: did he expel anyone’s demons?
[10/27/2009 8:29:11 PM] DAUGHTER: haha..no, no.
[10/27/2009 8:29:22 PM] DAUGHTER: it was really interesting though
[10/27/2009 8:29:59 PM] DAUGHTER: this was a campus wide thing you could come to if you wanted and a lot of non-students were there too
[10/27/2009 8:30:01 PM] ME: he needs to go work on the obama administration
[10/27/2009 8:30:10 PM] ME: was this held at church?
[10/27/2009 8:30:11 PM] DAUGHTER: you tell him, momma!
[10/27/2009 8:30:15 PM] ME: :)
[10/27/2009 8:30:33 PM] DAUGHTER: no, in an auditorium, there were tons of ppl there, the church would’ve been too small
[10/27/2009 8:30:39 PM] ME: wow
[10/27/2009 8:30:47 PM] ME: so was he a good speaker?
[10/27/2009 8:31:11 PM] DAUGHTER: yes, he was very likeable
[10/27/2009 8:31:19 PM] ME: and the kids ... did they seem to like it?
[10/27/2009 8:31:59 PM] DAUGHTER: yes, everyone seemed really interested..a lot of ppl who went really didn’t know what to expect bc they didn’t understand the role of an excorcist outside of hollywood images ...


4 posted on 10/28/2009 6:52:11 PM PDT by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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5 posted on 10/28/2009 6:57:30 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Twelve exorcists? Where have I heard that number before?


Aborted Angel Baby
6 posted on 10/28/2009 7:17:59 PM PDT by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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I was at an AA meeting once and as was the custom the meeting ended with the Lord’s prayer. I was talking to a young man afterward he proceeded to tell me he didn’t believe in the devil.

I said “You said the Lord’s prayer a few minutes ago. In that prayer it says ‘deliver us from evil’. Where do you think that evil comes from?”

He thought for a minute and very humbly said, “I see your point.”

Evil is there and it comes from the great liar. Unfortunately too many people fall for his lies. And they vote for democrats.


7 posted on 10/28/2009 7:21:41 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I hate all politicians...including republicans.)
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To: GBA
Now that Newt is a Catholic, maybe they can do an exorcism on him. He’s definitely possessed.

The qualifications are pretty stringent. R U sure he'd pass?

"For one to become possessed by the devil, one has to have a dedication to the devil, be cursed or lead a life that is full of sin; it is something more than just a struggle against temptation," Lampert said. Performing an exorcism takes a lot of preparation by not only the subject, but by the exorcist too, Lampert said. Before each exorcism, Lampert has to go through a series of prayers and attend confession so the devil will not be able to reach him. "In order for a person to be exorcised, they have to be fully committed to turning to Christ," Lampert said. "If they resist, the exorcism cannot be performed." When determining if a person is in fact possessed, Lampert looks for several criteria. "A person may be possessed if they have an ability to speak unknown languages, unhuman-like strength, the knowledge of the unknown, and an inexplicable aversion to holy places," Lampert said ...
8 posted on 10/28/2009 7:26:14 PM PDT by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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To: Terry Mross
I said “You said the Lord’s prayer a few minutes ago. In that prayer it says ‘deliver us from evil’. Where do you think that evil comes from?” He thought for a minute and very humbly said, “I see your point.”

Yes, it's interesting; many consider Christ, yet not Satan. You opened his eyes!
9 posted on 10/28/2009 7:30:48 PM PDT by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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To: Quix

oh Qui-ix!


10 posted on 10/28/2009 7:31:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ACORN: Absolute Criminal Organization of Reprobate Nuisances)
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Cool he came to speak before Halloween ... The Newman Center at the University of Illinois is fabulous!
11 posted on 10/28/2009 7:34:16 PM PDT by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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Thanks for the fascinating and heartening article. Some people may be creeped out by it, but I enjoy reading about the fact that there is one more soldier armed for the battle against the Evil One.

I’m very new to being a Catholic—still in midstream in the Tiber ;-) —but this reminds me to go to our Adoration Chapel tomorrow, and then afterward to pray my knees off.


12 posted on 10/28/2009 7:37:17 PM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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Thanks for the fascinating and heartening article. Some people may be creeped out by it, but I enjoy reading about the fact that there is one more soldier armed for the battle against the Evil One. I’m very new to being a Catholic—still in midstream in the Tiber ;-) —but this reminds me to go to our Adoration Chapel tomorrow, and then afterward to pray my knees off.

You are welcome ... for my daughter to interrupt our conversation on SYTYCD [WHILE it was in progress] showed she was really impressed with it all. She also told me that the University of Illinois had an "open air" type confession (a couple months ago) where six priests were in a large circle "on the quad" at UofI available face-to-face or with a screen and there was a huge picture of Jesus at the center of the circle and there were Newman Center helpers to answer any questions that students had walking by. She said it was so beautiful, holy, and even spectacular. She said there weren't many actually going to confession (I was afraid to ask her, but she assured me she was one of them who did) but that many students were interested in what was going on. All very positive.

Congratulations on your midstream position. I became Catholic on my wedding day 25 years ago. I tell my husband it's a great faith for sinners because there's so many ways to untangle and dump the sin. (That was one of my biggest draws.:)) Enjoy Adoration. We have a chapel too. I once typed an article for my husband on chapels, and realized that Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapels everywhere spells out P.E.A.C.E. A coincidence?
13 posted on 10/28/2009 7:55:38 PM PDT by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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/mark for later!


14 posted on 10/28/2009 7:59:23 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (There was a hole here. It's gone now.)
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Fr. Euteneuer is one of the 12 exorcists -- An Evening With An Exorcist
15 posted on 10/28/2009 8:16:34 PM PDT by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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You can listen to Father Lampert's talk here: Link.

You can watch last year's and this year's talks here: Link.

16 posted on 10/28/2009 8:30:52 PM PDT by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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The Exorcist: the "Real" Story Behind the Film
17 posted on 10/28/2009 8:42:33 PM PDT by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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To: Terry Mross
Where do you think that evil comes from?

From the human mind.

While the evidence for God in the universe is, I believe, overwhelming, there is no hint of evil therein prior to human beings.

If you can demonstrate otherwise, please do so.

18 posted on 10/28/2009 8:48:07 PM PDT by onedoug
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While the evidence for God in the universe is, I believe, overwhelming, there is no hint of evil therein prior to human beings. If you can demonstrate otherwise, please do so.

While this does not prove evil came before Adam and Eve, it is the Catholic belief that that is so:

Rev. 12:7-9
Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it.
19 posted on 10/28/2009 9:04:22 PM PDT by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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20 posted on 10/28/2009 9:21:23 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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Hey, thanks ... I was hoping that would pop up!


21 posted on 10/28/2009 9:26:01 PM PDT by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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Are you saying “god” created you and put both good and evil in your mind?

You believe there is a God. Apparently you don’t believe in the Bible. Personally, I don’t understand that.

I believe there is an evil being in direct conflict with Good. And by knowing he’s there, he has no power over me.


22 posted on 10/30/2009 1:29:48 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I hate all politicians...including republicans.)
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To: mlizzy

Many “intellectuals” say there is “some kind of creator” but that’s as far as they go. Me? I’m grateful to be dumb and ingnorant enough to believe.

I also heard a guy say in an AA meeting that his “higher power” was a door knob. I told him “When the time comes that you want a drink so bad you can taste it and you can’t get anyone on the phone, ask that door knob to help you out and see what happens.”


23 posted on 10/30/2009 1:38:10 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I hate all politicians...including republicans.)
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I carry the good with me from my creator. The evil comes from culturation as I grow older, yes.

This is not inconsistent with Torah as I feel that the evil influences in it are brought “through” God Himself: the serpent in the garden; the “angel” who wrestles with Jacob, etc.

An “evil being in direct conflict with God” strikes me as polytheism. To say that however that “evil” has no power over you is akin to saying, “I don’t sin”, which would make you more than human.

There seems more and more human influence outside of Torah, ie., the rest of The Bible, thus the sharper instances of, and the essentially complete image of the “Devil” is in the New Testament to which I remain agnostic.

All good....


24 posted on 10/30/2009 5:22:58 AM PDT by onedoug
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