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  • When exorcists need help, they call him

    08/05/2017 5:18:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | John Blake
    A small group of nuns and priests met the woman in the chapel of a house one June evening. Though it was warm outside, a palpable chill settled over the room. As the priests began to pray, the woman slipped into a trance -- and then snapped to life. She spoke in multiple voices: One was deep, guttural and masculine; another was high-pitched; a third spouted only Latin. When someone secretly sprinkled ordinary water on her, she didn't react. But when holy water was used, she screamed in pain. "Leave her alone, you f***ing priests," the guttural voice shouted. "Stop,...
  • Were the Pagan Gods Actually Demons? The Scriptural View and Why It Matters

    07/07/2016 6:50:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 82 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-06-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Were the Pagan Gods Actually Demons? The Scriptural View and Why It Matters Msgr. Charles Pope • July 6, 2016 • There is a tendency for us to simplistically dismiss the gods of the ancient world as mere figments of human imagination, but the biblical approach is a bit more complex than that.To be clear, at no time in the Scriptures were these gods ever acknowledged to be gods in any true sense of the word. There is only one God and He is the LORD.Consider the following text by St. Paul:For although there may be so-called gods in...
  • Why do exorcists ask demons to reveal their names?

    04/06/2017 2:33:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 76 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 5, 2017 | Chiara Santomiero
    In this interview with an exorcist from Switzerland, we're told the devil isn't everywhere—but don't go looking for him either, just in case. With our modern mentality, the subjects of exorcism and demonic possession generally inspire a reaction somewhere between fascination and open incredulity. This is the stuff of movies, but it also makes you think.For the Catholic Church, though, exorcism is something governed with a book of ritual, De exorcismis et supplicationibus quibusdam (Rite of exorcism and prayers for particular circumstances, adopted in 1998 to replace the previous, older version, which may still be used), and it is subject to certain conditions and prescriptions.The motivations...
  • Brownsburg priest who performs exorcisms says the number of people requesting them is on the rise

    11/02/2016 7:59:36 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    TheIndyChannel ^ | Nov 1, 2016 | Mike Pelton
    Demand for exorcisms is at an all-time high WRTV INDIANAPOLIS -- A Brownsburg priest says the number of people requesting exorcisms is at an all-time high. Father Vincent Lampert is an exorcist priest based out of St. Malachy Parish. He was appointed to his role by bishops of the Catholic church. "I don't have any special powers or ability from a faith perspective. The power resides with the person of Christ," said Father Lampert. The priest says more people are asking for help and he attributes that to the growing number of people turning away from the faith. "Faith in...
  • Demand for exorcisms rises while Christian faith in the US declines(tr)

    09/27/2016 12:00:35 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 43 replies
    Full title : Demand for exorcisms rises while Christian faith in the US declines - Exorcists cite spiritual void, failure of mental healthcare system and rise in pagan and demonic activities as causes After the recent news of Father Gabriele Amorths death and the recent unveiling of Foxs new Exorcist miniseries, the Catholic rite of exorcism is once again in the news. Often looked at as a prayer service seen only in the movies, the rite of exorcism is something more and more people in the US are looking to priests to perform, believing that evil has infiltrated their lives...
  • McDonald's Assault VIDEO Angry Woman Attacks Drive-Thru Employee Caught On Tape

    09/20/2016 9:52:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    BreakingNewsFirstNY youtube ^ | Published on Aug 31, 2013 | BreakingNewsFirstNY
    McDonald's Assault VIDEO Angry Woman Attacks Drive-Thru Employee Caught On Tape McDonald's Assault VIDEO Angry Woman Attacks Drive-Thru Employee Caught On Tape McDonald's Assault VIDEO Angry Woman Attacks Drive-Thru Employee Caught On Tape Associated Press: TOLEDO, Ohio A security video from a McDonald's in Ohio shows a woman punching two restaurant employees and smashing a drive-thru window because she couldn't get Chicken McNuggets. The tantrum caught on tape in Toledo earlier this year shows the customer reaching through the drive-thru window, slugging one worker and then another. She then grabs a bottle out of her car and tosses it...
  • U.S. alarm: 'Unprecedented demonic outpouring'

    08/17/2016 1:58:26 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8-17-2016 | Bob Unruh
    They hailed from all Christian denominations and backgrounds, coming by the hundreds to defend their faith. More than a thousand Christians rallied in Oklahoma City to protest a long-scheduled blasphemous ceremony designed to mock Mary, the mother of Jesus. Though the black mass ritual took place as planned, the protests seemed to have an effect, as few attended the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to witness a ritual entitled The Consumption of Mary performed by the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, a group of devil-worshipers. The Catholic group the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property was...
  • Leading Psychiatrist: Demonic Possession is Real and Possibly on the Rise

    08/04/2016 8:26:52 AM PDT · by fwdude · 220 replies
    ChristianHeadlines.com ^ | Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | Carrie Dedrick
    A leading psychiatrist has said that after working in the field for over two decades, he believes demon possession is real. Dr. Richard Gallagher, a professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College, says his opinion differs from most other professionals in the field. Gallagher has seen over one hundred people who appeared to have paranormal abilities. He deemed that most of these individuals suffered from mental illness. Still, he claims to have also seen the real thing. "For the past two-and-a-half decades and over several hundred consultations, I've helped clergy from multiple denominations and faiths to filter episodes...
  • Demonic Possession as a Physical Ailment

    07/24/2016 8:33:58 PM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    Fr. Ted's Blog ^ | 07-12-2016 | Fr. Ted Bobosh
    The Gospel lesson in our current lectionary for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost is Matthew 8:28-9:1 in which Christ encounters two men possessed by demons. At the time when the Orthodox Gospel lectionary was being formed, a story of Christ exorcising demons must have been very popular. For in the current lectionary, the parallel version of this story from Lukes Gospel (8:26-39) is read also on the 21st Sunday after Pentecost. Since we have a lectionary that repeats every year, it is interesting that they thought this miracle important enough to proclaim twice during the church year...
  • As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Also, I help spot demonic possession.

    07/13/2016 1:04:14 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 50 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | Richard Gallagher
    Richard Gallagher is a board-certified psychiatrist and a professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College. He is at work on a book about demonic possession in the United States. In the late 1980s, I was introduced to a self-styled Satanic high priestess. She called herself a witch and dressed the part, with flowing dark clothes and black eye shadow around to her temples. In our many discussions, she acknowledged worshipping Satan as his queen. Im a man of science and a lover of history; after studying the classics at Princeton, I trained in psychiatry at Yale and in...
  • As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. And, sometimes, demonic possession.

    07/01/2016 4:02:55 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 1, 2016 | Richard Gallagher
    How a scientist learned to work with exorcists. In the late 1980s, I was introduced to a self-styled Satanic high priestess. She called herself a witch and dressed the part, with flowing dark clothes and black eye shadow around to her temples. In our many discussions, she acknowledged worshipping Satan as his queen. Im a man of science and a lover of history; after studying the classics at Princeton, I trained in psychiatry at Yale and in psychoanalysis at Columbia. That background is why a Catholic priest had asked my professional opinion, which I offered pro bono, about whether this...
  • 'God Being Eroded, Eclipsed, Liquidated' in the U.S., Cardinal Says ("Demonic Threat" to America)

    05/18/2016 12:31:27 PM PDT · by quesney · 83 replies
    Recent events in the U.S. are destroying Americans' ability to connect to God, according to Cardinal Robert Sarah, a native of the West African nation of Guinea. In a keynote address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Cardinal Sarah said that in the United States, "God is being eroded, eclipsed, liquidated," Catholic News Agency reports. Cardinal Sarah pointed out specific events "in the name of 'tolerance'" that have contributed to this erosion, including "the legalization of same sex marriage, the obligation to accept contraception within health care programs, and even 'bathroom bills' that allow men to...
  • Divine intervention? Indian Hindus ask gods to help Trump

    05/11/2016 7:47:24 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 90 replies
    AP ^ | 05/11/2016 | AP
    NEW DELHI (AP) Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he's got some faraway fans trying to get the gods on his side. "The whole world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even India is not safe from it," said Vishnu Gupta, founder of the Hindu Sena nationalist group. "Only Donald Trump can save humanity." Members of the group gathered on a blanket spread out in a New Delhi protest park along with a collection of statues depicting gods including Shiva and Hanuman as well as photos of a smiling Trump....
  • King Of Jordan: "We Are Facing A Third World War"

    11/17/2015 3:13:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a news conference in Kosovo’s capital city Priština, King Abdullah of Jordan declared the planet was in the midst of a Third World War.
  • Wholesome DIY costumes for empowered girls

    10/28/2015 1:37:32 PM PDT · by Talkwire · 49 replies
    Personal blog ^ | October 28, 2015 | Jaye Ryan
    NOTE: An Alternative to the Sexy and Demonic costumes! At Halloween-time girls want to have fun and express themselves with costumes that reflect their personal energy. Most store-bought costumes for tween and teen girls exhibit T&A, rather than clever personal expression. You may have read about or maybe seen a Sexy Cop, or a witch dress with thigh high garters and 4 pumps. These manufactured costumes cannot help a young woman shine as an individual. Complete list of wholesome and empowering girl costumes is HERE
  • Goddess Kali projected on New York's Empire State Building [Proverbs 8]

    08/11/2015 5:20:23 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    Times of India ^ | 8/10/2015 | Staff
    NEW DELHI: In a breathtaking spectacle, Goddess Kali was projected on the Empire State Building in New York. Artist Andrew Jones designed the portrait of the goddess to make the point that Mother Nature now more than ever needs a fierce avatar to fight the dangers of pollution and extinction, Firstpost.com reported. Earlier images of endangered species, including Cecil the lion, were also projected on the iconic building...
  • Practical help for the demon-possessed: Vatican rolls out new exorcism course

    05/27/2015 5:59:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 41 replies
    cna ^ | Apr 10, 2015 | Ann Schneible
    This month the Vatican will gather a wide range experts in the field of exorcism with the aim of shedding light on demonic possession from both theological and scientific perspectives. The annual course, Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation, is designed for priests and lay persons interested in learning how to recognize a case of demonic possession when they see one and what to do about it. This year's session will run from April 13-18 at Rome's Regina Apostolorum University, and will feature interventions by a wide range of experts in the field of exorcism from priests including practicing...
  • How Can a Demon, Driven Out, Return With Seven More? A Meditation on a Puzzling Parable

    03/09/2015 8:13:16 AM PDT · by Salvation · 52 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-08-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Can a Demon, Driven Out, Return With Seven More? A Meditation on a Puzzling Parable By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe Gospel for the Third Sunday of Lent in the Extraordinary Form features the puzzling parable about the cast-out demon who returns with seven other demons. What is most puzzling is that finding the house (soul) “swept and clean” brings further trouble. One would think a house that is swept and clean is a good thing.How can we understand this parable? As is often the case, recourse to both the subtleties of the Greek text and the context can help us.For reference, here...
  • Alas, Alas for the Great City! An Urgent Plea for Prayer at the New Year!

    12/31/2014 8:27:36 AM PST · by Salvation · 100 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-30-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    “Alas, Alas for the Great City!” An Urgent Plea for Prayer at the New Year! By: Msgr. Charles PopeWe are very close to the new year, 2015 AD. And most of us at the new year have it in mind to pray for the future year not only for ourselves, but also for our family, country, and culture. With that in mind, there is something of an admonition to us all that I would share from Scripture. For while we look to the new year with hope, we do well to soberly assess the warnings of God that are seemingly...
  • Faith Brings Comfort, But Not at First A Reflection on a Teaching by Peter Kreeft

    11/07/2014 7:27:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-06-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Faith Brings Comfort, But Not at First – A Reflection on a Teaching by Peter Kreeft By: Msgr. Charles Pope For ongoing education and spiritual growth, I am always reading. One of the books I am currently reading is Peter Kreeft’s Angels and Demons. As most of you know, I have often expressed concern that angels have been sentimentalized and even trivialized. Most people’s conception of angels is far from what the Bible describes! If you have read Peter Kreeft, you know that very few people can express things as well as he does. Thus I would like to give you...