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  • 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 Luke’s 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.” I’m 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.” I’m 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...
  • ISIS thugs raping thousands to populate caliphate

    09/22/2014 4:29:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/22/2014 | Jamie Schram
    Islamic State barbarians are raping thousands of women in Iraq and Syria to mass-produce spawn who’ll follow in their vile footsteps, The Post has learned. Young militants are running wild to the chagrin of their more sophisticated and p.r.-savvy commanders, an Iraqi official told The Post. The motivation of the rapists is twofold: They want to make ISIS babies — and they are just plain out for twisted thrills. (snip) The young rebels, however, aren’t listening to their commanders; they claim that they’re answering to a higher calling. “The fighters say that they’ve been ordered to have sex by a...
  • Supernatural 'Jinn' Seen as Cause of Mental Illness Among Muslims

    09/07/2014 11:23:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Bahar Gholipour
    It may be common for psychiatric patients who are Muslim to attribute their hallucinations or other symptoms to "jinn," the invisible, devilish creatures in Islamic mythology, researchers in the Netherlands have found. The findings demonstrate one way in which culture may influence how people perceive their psychotic symptoms, and could help Western psychiatrists better understand patients who have an Islamic background. Moreover, in today's connected world, patients may fuse the symbols from their own backgrounds with those of other cultures to explain their symptoms, study leader Dr. Jan Dirk Blom, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Groningen,...
  • Demons Believe and Tremble: A Reflection on the Theft of the Eucharist by Satanists

    08/25/2014 2:16:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 110 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/24/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A couple of years ago I wrote of an unusual experience I had at Mass wherein a person who was troubled by a demon had those demons manifest themselves at the consecration, causing the person to run out of the Church. More on that in a moment.I thought of that long-ago incident in relation to the current events transpiring in Oklahoma City, where a satanic cult stole the Eucharist from a Catholic parish and announced plans to desecrate it at a satanic “mass” in September. Archbishop Paul Coakley filed a lawsuit, asking a judge to stop the desecration by requiring...
  • The Demon Wolves of ISIS: Ancient Assyria Reborn

    08/10/2014 5:44:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Patheos.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Father Dwight Longenecker
    Lord Byron’s poem The Destruction of Sennacherib begins with the line, “The Assyrian came down like a wolf on the fold.” My friend Paul Thigpen makes the link between the warlords of the Islamic State (IS) and their historic predecessors, the warlike Assyrians.
  • NYPD Cop-Turned-Demonologist on Why He Believes Possessions Are on the Rise — and the Most

    07/05/2014 4:10:23 PM PDT · by null and void · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 5, 2014 7:10am | Billy Hallowell
    Despite always believing in the existence of good, evil and God, ex-New York Police Department sergeant Ralph Sarchie didn’t consider himself a particularly religious guy — that is, until he began battling what he says are dangerous, supernatural forces. Sarchie, a self-described demonologist who was once a cop for the 46th police precinct in New York City — and the inspiration for the new Hollywood film “Deliver Us From Evil” — told TheBlaze that he believes possessions and infestations are on the rise. “It’s definitely on the rise. I hate to say it,” Sarchie said in an interview. “As society...
  • ASU Student Goes Berserk Over Christian Protester

    05/07/2014 12:37:09 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 121 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05-05-2014 | justD4R
    *This video will be deleted by Youtube soon. :( Sign says: "Warning: Masturbators, Thieves, Liars, Drunkards, Fornicators, Homosexuals: Judgement Day."
  • Exorcist called after boy 'walked up wall backwards'

    02/06/2014 11:36:05 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 34 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | myfoxdfw.com Staff
    Exorcist called after boy 'walked up wall backwards' The story of an exorcism and strange incidents at a house in Gary, Ind. is getting attention from around the world. Some are even calling the home the "portal to hell." FOX's Bill O'Reilly interviewed the Rev. Michael Maginot, who talked about performing exorcisms on Latoya Ammons. The woman claimed she and her three children were possessed by demons in their home. After the family fled the house, a police officer took a photo of it from the outside. It was empty, but the photo appeared to show someone standing in the...
  • The Catholic Battle: Do you believe in the supernatural?

    01/30/2014 1:41:16 PM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 18 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 1/30/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    “OMG! Call Sam and Dean Winchester!”, was the comment on a YouTube video about the Illuminati and the music business. I thought this was funny! I watch the CW show “Supernatural”, where the Winchester brothers fight evil monsters and demons with the help of sometimes flawed angels. But we all know that demons (and the Illuminati) are not real, don't we? Many news services are beginning to rethink that. A story is circulating through the news outlets about a haunting and possession in Gary Indiana. The report tells of an single mother and two of her children who have been...
  • Demonic Possession Stuns Authorities

    01/30/2014 11:55:04 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | January 29, 2014
    Latoya Ammons Authorities in Gary, Indiana were stunned by the demonic possession of a woman and her three children that saw a nine year-old boy walk backward up a wall and a little girl levitate above her bed.According to IndyStar.com, whose report was gleaned from over 800 pages of official records, it all started when Indianapolis resident Latoya Ammons and her family moved into a rental home on Carolina Street in Gary in November, 2011. Not long after Latoya, her mother, Rosa Campbell, and her three children ages 6, 9 and 12 moved into the home, strange things started happening.First,...
  • Demons Possess 3 Children in Real-Life Horror Story

    01/28/2014 7:17:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Cafe Mom ^ | Jan 27, 2014 | Kiri Blakeley
    Demons Possess 3 Children in Real-Life Horror Story by Kiri Blakeley Do you believe in demonic possession? You just might after reading this story. Three children in Indiana were supposedly possessed by demons. They did all of the usual stuff -- growled, rolled their eyes back in their heads, threatened people. One even managed to slide backwards up a wall and flip over. Another levitated. The difference between this demonic possession case and the usual ones is that there were plenty of witnesses to the demons' shenanigans -- and not just the family and a bunch of overexcited Holy Rollers....
  • The Hazards of Psychic Backlash

    12/06/2013 9:24:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    mysteriousuniverse.org ^ | December 6, 2013 | Nick Redfern
    ... Moving on to the 1990s, there is the very unsettling saga of Ray Boeche, an Anglican priest and a former state-director for MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network. In 1991, Boeche met (at Lincoln, Nebraska) with two US Department of Defense physicists working on a project to try and contact what were termed “Non-Human Entities,” or NHEs. While the initial assumption on the part of the DoD team-members was that the NHEs were extraterrestrial, that view soon changed. And radically so, too. Eventually, the project personnel concluded that far from being the aliens they purported to be, the NHEs were...
  • The Doctrine and Covenants [132:17: Non-abiding 'angels' remain with Mormon god, said Smith]

    10/29/2013 2:38:26 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 3 replies
    The (Lds) Doctrine & Covenants ^ | 1852 | Joseph Smith
    17 For these angels did not abide my law; therefore, they cannot be enlarged, but remain separately and singly, without exaltation, in their saved condition, to all eternity; and from henceforth are not gods, but are angels of God forever and ever.
  • 40: Mormons, Demons, and Exorcisms [The OTHER World Series]

    10/29/2013 1:23:38 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 23 replies
    MormonExpositor.com ^ | May 29, 2013
    Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:07:53 — 46.6MB) Clay hosts with a discussion with Amy and guest panelist, Dennis, about the Mormon approach to demons, possession, and exorcism. References Saints of Sage and Saddle—Austin Fife Newel Knight Exorcism–1830 An Address to all Believers in Christ—David Whitmer, p. 64-65 Heber Kimball’s mission experience(…)
  • Does the Catholic Church Teach "Doctrines of Demons?"

    07/22/2013 2:45:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 709 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | July 21, 2013 | Tim Staples
    Two days ago, we had a couple of converts to the Catholic Faith come by the office here at Catholic Answers to get a tour of our facility and to meet the apologists who had been instrumental in their conversions. One of the two gave me a letter she received from her Pentecostal pastor. He had written to her upon his discovery that she was on her way into full communion with the Catholic Church. She asked for advice concerning either how to respond or whether she should respond at all to the letter.As I read through the multiple...
  • Demons, Possession, Exorcism --- your opinions/recommendations on books and authors

    06/16/2013 5:47:16 PM PDT · by workerbee · 190 replies
    6/16/13 | me
    I am currently reading The Day Satan Called by Bill Scott.... somewhat interesting, but at this point (about a quarter into it) not very well-written or even believable. I'm interested in your opinions or suggestions for non-fictional accounts of demonic possession, Satanism, and the like -- I'm considering Malachi Martin's Hostages of the Devil. I'd also be interested in your thoughts on these topics as they relate to ouija boards, Enneagram charts, or even yoga, as well as any personal experiences you may have with said topics. I'm especially concerned with a Roman Catholic or Orthodox point of view but...
  • Floyd (VA) man pleads no contest in daughter's death, says demon possessed her

    06/07/2013 9:55:48 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 3, 2013 | Melissa, Powell
    Eder Guzman-Rodriguez said he thought a demon had entered his 2-year-old daughter in November 2011, and that was why he punched and choked her to death. FLOYD — Eder Guzman-Rodriguez told police that his 2-year-old daughter was possessed by a demon, causing him to punch and choke her until she lay lifeless inside the family’s home. “I didn’t mean to kill the baby,” Guzman-Rodriguez told police shortly after the incident in November 2011. “I didn’t mean to choke her.” Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Shortt read that quote in circuit court Monday after Guzman-Rodriguez pleaded no contest to first-degree murder....
  • Pope may have 'exorcised' ill man, say experts

    05/20/2013 11:53:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    ANSA ^ | 5-20-2013
    Exorcism experts said on Monday that it appears that Pope Francis may have performed an exorcism on an ill man on St Peter's Square following mass on Pentecost Sunday. According to a panel of clergy specialized in exorcism speaking on the religious satellite channel TV2000's program Vade Retro, images appear to show the pontiff placing his hands on a man's head and reciting a prayer to liberate the him from demons. Next Friday's edition of the program on the religious satellite channel will be dedicated to "Pope Francis' battle against the devil and his seductions," the program conductor said. TV2000...
  • Three Characteristics of the Diabolical, And How they Are Manifest in the Modern World

    04/09/2013 2:07:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 8, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The video at the bottom of this post is of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. It is a fascinating excerpt from a longer video he did, where he analyzes the diabolical (anything of or relating to the Devil), from several different perspectives. In the excerpt I present, he identifies three characteristics of the diabolical by examining the story of the Gerasene demoniac, depicted in the synoptic gospels. Here is the story as Luke presents it:They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from...
  • Mighty Men Of Old...Genesis 6 pt 6

    And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and...
  • On Angels and Demons

    11/04/2012 6:35:36 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    When actor and director Mel Gibson was asked some years ago about certain difficulties he had when making his film The Passion of the Christ, he registered a countenance of unease and said (I'm paraphrasing), "Something doesn't want this to happen." Being just a couple of seconds of his interview, it was perhaps hardly noticed by many. But it might have made the ears of people of faith, particularly Christians, perk up. And they would have known precisely to what he was alluding. Of course, any talk of spirits not confined to the local liquor store is now often considered...
  • Campaigns lawyered up for election overtime chance

    11/03/2012 8:11:36 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 14 replies
    xfinity.comcast.net ^ | CURT ANDERSON and STEPHEN BRAUN
    MIAMI — Legions of lawyers are ready to enter the fray in case Election Day turns on a legal challenge. One nightmare scenario would be for the results in a battleground state like Florida or Ohio to be too close to call, with thousands of absentee or provisional ballots yet to be counted. The key, experts say, is whether the difference in votes between the two candidates is within what's known as the "margin of litigation" — that is, the number of outstanding votes must be much greater than the margin separating Obama and Romney when the smoke clears. And,...
  • John Kerry on presidential debate prep: I need ‘exorcism’ to be rid of Mitt Romney

    10/17/2012 6:54:25 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    John Kerry on presidential debate prep: I need ‘exorcism’ to be rid of Mitt Romney By: Kevin Robillard October 17, 2012 08:20 AM EDT Sen. John Kerry joked Wednesday that he’ll need an “exorcism” after the final debate next week to purge Mitt Romney after playing the GOP presidential nominee for weeks in debate prep with President Barack Obama. “It’s been an interesting exercise,” Kerry said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I’ve decided next Tuesday I’ve got to have an exorcism of Romney out of my being.” Meanwhile, Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, defended the administration’s handling...
  • Lawyer Says Castrating Model Wore Lover's "Demon" Testicles On Wrists To "Harness The Power"

    10/08/2012 9:02:00 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 58 replies
    Gothamist ^ | Oct 6, 2012 | Rebecca Fishbein
    The murder trial for Renato Seabra, the young model accused of castrating and killing his lover in 2011 began on Thursday, and the details coming out of it are quite gruesome. Prosecutors told the jury that Portuguese underwear model Seabra, 22, cut off 65-year-old fashion writer Carlos Castro's testicles using a corkscrew while Castro was still alive; in addition, he also allegedly choked him, bashed him over the head with a computer, and stomped on his skull in their Times Square hotel room, leaving sneaker prints. Lead prosecutor Maxine Rosenthal alleged that Seabra murdered Castro because the wealthy older man...
  • Do You Believe We Should Cast Out Demons Today?

    09/11/2012 10:03:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/11/2012 | John Piper
    The following is an edited transcript of the audio. Do you believe in casting out demons? How would you go about it? Rev. John Piper Answers: I do, and I think there is a steady state, normal way to go about it from 2 Timothy 2:24-26. And I think occasionally there is what David Powlison would call an ekballistic form. David doesn't think that is the normal way to do ministry, and we may or may not see things eye to eye there. So I would say, occasionally you see a manifestation of demonic power that is so in your...
  • American Exorcist-in-Training Shares His Experience

    07/25/2012 8:07:40 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Rome, Italy, Jul 25, 2012 / 04:03 am (CNA).- “I never thought I’d end up doing this, no,” admits the young priest whose unexpected path to becoming an exorcist began while saying one of his first Masses after he was ordained 15 years ago. “At the moment of consecration of the precious blood I asked the Lord to shower his blood upon the youth and to help any young men who may have a vocation to the priesthood.” The instant reaction of one 13-year old boy shocked the young priest, “he fell backwards and started growling. And I thought, ‘I...
  • Ouija Board Helps Psychologists Probe the Subconscious

    07/09/2012 7:05:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 72 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 7/5/12 | Clare Wilson
    Beloved of spiritualists and bored teenagers on a dare, the Ouija board has long been a source of entertainment, mystery and sometimes downright spookiness. Now it could shine a light on the secrets of the unconscious mind. The Ouija, also known as a talking board, is a wooden plaque marked with the words, "yes", "no" and the letters of the alphabet. Typically a group of users place their hands on a movable pointer , or "planchette", and ask questions out loud. Sometimes the planchette signals an answer, even when no one admits to moving it deliberately. Believers think the answer...
  • Ex-FBI employee claims she saw angels at Flight 93

    07/03/2012 9:03:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 3, 2012 | JOE MANDAK
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former FBI employee who retired due to post-traumatic stress disorder linked to time spent as a liaison between law enforcement and families of United Airlines Flight 93 victims has written a book about seeing legions of angels guarding the site after the hijacked airliner crashed on Sept. 11, 2001. Lillie Leonardi was a Pittsburgh-area police officer before working for the FBI.
  • Gazpacho (Ann Barnhardt)

    06/09/2012 11:22:39 AM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 16 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | June 8, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    1. A cattleman at a school I just taught, during lunchtime conversation, shared a "mini lesson" that he teaches to children whenever he gets the chance. I think it is very wise, and worth sharing. It is simply this: EVERYONE HAS A STORY. And, SATAN IS REAL. 2. Building on that, I suspect many people out there are thinking this, but are too afraid to say it because they think that people will look down upon them as rednecks or stupid or unintelligent. Let me go out front as a person who doesn't give a crap what others think of...
  • How did God test the angels?

    01/25/2012 10:45:09 AM PST · by Teófilo · 95 replies
    Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus our Lord and Savior. I’m about to tackle the issue of the testing of the angels by God mentioned by Fr. Fortea a few posts ago, and to search for Scriptural clues about it, and reflect on the consequences of the failure by some of the angels to rise to the test. Why does God test his creatures? Speaking about this test is difficult because the Scriptural data is sparse and can only be surmised by what’s explicitly stated in Scripture by secondary reasoning. We know from Scripture that God...
  • (History changed by act of mercy?) How a four-year-old Adolf Hitler was saved from certain death ...

    01/05/2012 7:09:05 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 6th January 2012 | Allan Hall
    Revealed: The priest who changed the course of history ... by rescuing a drowning four-year-old Hitler from death in an icy river * Future Fuhrer was plucked from certain death by boy who grew up to join the church * German newspaper from 1894 reveals incident It may be the most devastating act of mercy in history. A newspaper report chronicling how a boy of four was saved from drowning has surfaced in a German archive. The child – who historians believe could have been Adolf Hitler – was plucked from the icy waters of the River Inn in Passau,...
  • Of Cassocks and Demons

    08/16/2011 7:16:09 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    Standing On My Head ^ | 8/15/11 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    The call came in through our parish answering service: "Err, I don't know if you can help with this one, but the person calling says they have demons in their house." "Thanks. I'll give them a call." The person calling said there were disturbances in their house, and her husband was brought up a Catholic but hardly ever went, and his mother and sisters are all Wiccans. Not good. So I arranged to visit on Sunday after Mass. I always wear my cassock on Sundays, so I still had on the full cassock, collar and cincture with my Benedictine scapular...
  • Meet the exorcist schoolgirls who spend their time casting out DEMONS around the world (Bob Larson)

    08/12/2011 12:23:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 159 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11th August 2011 | Jeff Maysh
    The five teenage girls might look like they’re in a normal class, eagerly reading their textbooks and answering their teacher’s questions diligently. But the textbooks are Bibles and the girls all have crosses instead of protractors, as they train to become exorcists - real exorcists who fight demons, curses and evil spells. ‘People do look a bit surprised when I arrive,’ admits graduate exorcist Brynne Larson. ‘When people call for an exorcist, they don’t picture a 16-year-old high school girl.’ But Brynne, from Phoenix, Arizona, is one of a new breed of qualified teenage demon slayers, who answered a call...
  • Progressive Satanic Revolt: From Nothingness to Worship of Satan

    05/04/2011 4:14:30 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 42 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 3, 2011 | Linda Kimball
    Haters of God, 2 Tim. 3:2 Our war is against God and the world created by Him, declared Karl Marx, father of the Communist Manifesto. In his poem, "The Pale Maiden" he admits that he has willfully opted for Hell: "Thus heaven I've forfeited; I know it full well; My soul, once true to God; Is chosen for hell." (Marx & Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 22) "The Evil One is the satanic revolt against divine authority....Socialists recognize each other by the words, "In the name of the one to whom a great wrong has been done....Satan (is) the eternal rebel,...
  • Exorcist Warns Parents of Rise in ‘Demonic’ Websites

    02/02/2011 6:31:30 AM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 2/2/11 | Simon Caldwell
    An American exorcist has blamed the internet for rising numbers of young people who say they are possessed by the Devil. Websites dedicated to the occult, witchcraft, Tarot cards, psychics and séances were increasingly exposing young people to demonic influences, said Fr Gary Thomas. The priest, whose story has just been made into a major Hollywood film starring Welsh actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, said that pornography and drug abuse were also “doorways” to harassment by evil spirits. He said there were “no statistics” on how many people might be possessed but said there was a definite increase. “What I can...
  • From Gospel to Life: Dealing with Demons

    01/12/2010 6:29:12 AM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 18 replies · 803+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 1/12/10 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    Today's Gospel : Mark 1:21-28 There is  a controversy brewing in todays society about the reality of demons. Are they real? Are they a psychosis? Demonology - the study and doctrine of demons or evil spirits - is not exclusive to Christianity or Psychology. And while doctrine about them vary they are commonly held in many cultures. It is our western "enlightened" culture that puts almost no emphasis on them. Yet study and experience show that not only do they exist but can co-exist with psychological pathologies. Many counselors have noted very specific criteria where a Multiple Personality sufferer also...
  • : Arizona Assassin Obsessed With Mind Control

    01/10/2011 10:23:06 AM PST · by bilhosty · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 01/101/2010 | Matthew Lysiak In Tucson, Lukas I. Alpert
    A sinister shrine reveals a chilling occult dimension in the mind of the deranged gunman accused of shooting a member of Congress and 19 others. Hidden within a camouflage tent behind Jared Lee Loughner's home sits an alarming altar with a skull sitting atop a pot filled with SHRIVELED ORANGES.
  • Sweet Tooth Leads to Salvation

    01/05/2011 8:32:12 PM PST · by wmfights · 3 replies
    Gospel for Asia ^ | January 4, 2011
    It was the end of rainy season, so it was warm and sticky outside. Kumari decided to go visit the local street vendor for a cool treat of kulfi, similar to ice cream. While she enjoyed her kulfi, Kumari started talking with Gulam, the vendor. She took the chance and started to share the Gospel with him, and he quickly became very interested. "Can Jesus heal my wife, Aditi?" Gulam asked first thing. Without even knowing what her ailment was, Kumari assured Gulam that Jesus was powerful enough to heal Aditi. Gulam went on to explain their story. Five years...
  • Need Serious Help.

    12/11/2010 4:28:00 PM PST · by NoGrayZone · 478 replies · 1+ views
    12/1/10 | me
    To make a long story short.... as a child, my brother saw a demon outside our window (back then you had to have the tv by a window because of heat generated). He saw this demon "dancing" around our window. He has been plagued w/ nothing but horror. Now, in these days, he has over come his demons; however, his first born son has seen this demon, a few months ago, outside his window. His first born son described to him ( at first reluctant that he would not be believed) the same thing my brother saw as a child....