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  • Pope Francis to priests: Do not be afraid to call on exorcists

    03/20/2017 11:16:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    AOL News ^ | March 20, 2017 | Grant Suneson, Newsy
    Pope Francis gets a lot of attention for his modern views on Catholicism, but he's now backing an ancient and controversial practice in the church. The pope told priests that they should be willing to call on an exorcist if they feel it's warranted, but they should make sure the person is actually possessed first. There are no official statistics, but exorcisms are reportedly on the rise — at least in the U.S. Father Vincent Lampert of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis said, "The problem isn't that the devil has upped his game, but more people are willing to play it."...
  • Pope tells priests to call in exorcists when needed

    03/17/2017 12:26:04 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 17, 2017 | AFP
    Pope Francis on Friday advised priests who hear troubled confessions from parishioners to not hesitate to call on the services of an exorcist. A good confessor has to be very discerning, particularly when he has to deal with "real spiritual disorders," the 80-year-old pontiff told priests at a Vatican training seminar on the art of hearing believers recount their sins. Disorders could have their roots in all manner of circumstances, including supernatural ones, he suggested. In such circumstances the confessor "must not hesitate to refer to exorcists... chosen with great care and prudence." It is not the first time the...
  • US Exorcists: Demonic Activity on the Rise; A look at the growing need to battle the devil

    03/12/2017 10:37:51 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 27 replies
    There is an alarming increase in demonic activity being reported by those who work in exorcism ministry, said the exorcist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Although steps are being taken to increase the number of exorcists, demand is still outpacing supply. Father Vincent Lampert has been an exorcist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis since 2005 and is the pastor at St. Malachy’s in Indianapolis. He trained at the North American College in Rome and assisted with more than 40 exorcisms with longtime Italian exorcist Father Carmine De Filippi. Although the identities of most exorcists are hidden, Father Lampert often gives...
  • 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 Amorth’s death and the recent unveiling of Fox’s 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...
  • 'Satanism and demonic possession' on the rise triggering EMERGENCY need for more exorcists

    09/28/2016 6:37:24 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 24 replies
    Daily Star UK ^ | 28th September 2016 | Henry Holloway
    DEMONIC possessions are on the rise and the church does not have enough exorcists to fight them. DEMONIC WAR: Catholic Church exorcists say they are not enough of them battle the forces of evil. This is the shock claim made by top priests from the Catholic Church close to the Vatican. Religious figures warned there was an “emergency” lack of priests with the ability to battle the possessions. Church experts insisted they need to recruit more priests to combat black magic, satanism and sorcery. They blamed the internet for the rise in the occult as more people begin to dabble...
  • Teenage girls exorcised for FIVE HRS after being possessed by demons while summoning evil ghost

    09/14/2016 1:22:32 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 68 replies
    Mirror ^ | 14 SEP 2016 | SCOTT CAMPBELL
    The girls who had taken the Charlie Charlie challenge were filmed screaming and convulsing on the floor of a church while being exorcised. The girls were filmed screaming and convulsing on the floor of a church after taking the ouija board-inspired Charlie Charlie challenge . In a clip of the exorcism one of the teens can be seen lurching forward and trying to grapple another youngster. She is quickly restrained by police and church workers who are clutching bibles in a desperate bid to revive the girls. A source said: "These girls apparently played the famous 'Charlie Charlie' and apparently...
  • 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...
  • As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. And, sometimes, demonic possession.

    07/01/2016 8:18:37 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 33 replies
    wapo ^ | 7.1 | gallagher
    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.”
  • Hamas 'exorcism' ritual used to recruit child terrorists

    04/11/2016 6:51:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/4/16 | David Rosenberg
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=86&v=kfZ0C6aFkf4 Hamas has a new tactic for ensuring fidelity to its radical form of Islam and encouraging young Arabs to volunteer for terrorist actions against Israel – ritual exorcism. According to the Gatestone Institute, schools in Gaza have welcomed Islamic preachers from The Ship of Missionary Salvation, an organization supported by the Hamas-dominated Waqf Ministry. The preachers, who visit schools across Gaza, single out children for ritual exorcism, claiming they have been possessed by demon spirits. Students who are subjected to the ritual are “cleansed," but also find themselves pressured to continue to show signs of their “devotion” to...
  • Child Exorcism

    04/11/2016 6:00:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/12/14
    Allegedly this is commonplace in Ghaza. But according to search I did, it's done all over the Islamic world as well.
  • Protesters Attempt Exorcism On Ted Cruz

    02/09/2016 12:17:21 PM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Two protesters holding mirrors and crosses interrupted Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, in an attempt to perform an exorcism on Cruz.
  • Hazing at William Paterson included exorcism, court says

    01/25/2016 1:14:11 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 2 replies
    http://www.nj.com ^ | January 25, 2016 | Ben Horowitz
    WAYNE — An exorcism and a slap-down were part of a "cult-like" hazing activity in which students took on "alter egos" at William Paterson University in 2013, according to a state appeals court decision. The court described those activities by what was apparently a small, unofficial group of students in its ruling Monday, denying an appeal filed by two students, Jedediah Rockwell and Krishani Nadarajah, who were found responsible for hazing, and in one case, assault, by a university hearing board. Their appeal sought to overturn the results of the hearing. Both students were disciplined and one was suspended following...
  • Rarity of exorcisms

    11/28/2015 8:50:31 AM PST · by Salvation · 60 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 11-20-15 | Msgr.Charles Pope
    Rarity of exorcisms Msgr. Charles Pope 11/20/2015 Q. In our diocese, it is very hard to get an exorcism performed. I thought that Rome had insisted that this ancient rite be restored and more available.A. Here’s a reply from Msgr. Charles Pope: Your summation of Rome’s stance is correct but incomplete. The faithful do have a right to pastoral care when possession is suspected and each diocese ought to have some way of addressing the concerns. But the first step is always to assess each case to determine if there is true possession or perhaps a lesser form of demonic oppression....
  • Titles and Descriptions of Satan from the Rite of Exorcism and What They Have to Teach Us

    09/08/2015 8:08:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-07-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Titles and Descriptions of Satan from the Rite of Exorcism and What They Have to Teach Us Msgr. Charles Pope • September 7, 2015 • In the realm of demonology there is a cautious balance to maintain. Sadly, an exorcist must usually inflict pain upon demons in order to drive them out. This is done through the prayers of the Rite of Exorcism and through other things recommended by the rite such as the use of holy water, the use of relics, the touch of a stole, and the use of the Holy Cross.And yet the exorcist must be careful...
  • Naming the Demons of Ireland and Great Britain

    08/25/2015 5:53:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Catholic Voice (IE) ^ | 8/25/15 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    A friend recently went through statements published by the Irish Bishops’ Conference between 2012 and 2015 to examine the language the bishops used about morality, especially in response to the initiatives of the Enda Kenny government. During this period the Irish government legalised both the killing of unborn babies through abortion and the treatment of homosexuality as equivalent with heterosexuality through so called same-sex "marriage". The statements from the Bishops’ Conference show the Irish bishops failing to name the evil of abortion and homosexual sex even though the Second Vatican Council named abortion an “unspeakable crime” (Gaudium et Spes, 50)...
  • What happens when an entire country becomes infested with demons?

    06/16/2015 2:20:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 69 replies
    cna ^ | June 16, 2015 | David Ramos
    Credit: Estitxu Carton via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0). Vatican City, Jun 16, 2015 / 03:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Can a country with deep Christian roots like Mexico find itself at the mercy of demons? Some in the Church fear so. And as a result, they called for a nation-wide exorcism of Mexico, carried out quietly last month in the cathedral of San Luis Potosí. High levels of violence, as well as drug cartels and abortion in the country, were the motivation behind the special rite of exorcism, known as “Exorcismo Magno.” Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, the archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara,...
  • Bishops Perform ‘Great Exorcism’ on Entire Mexican Nation

    06/16/2015 1:10:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    In an extraordinary act of spiritual warfare, several bishops and exorcist priests have performed what is being called a “Magno Exorcismo” (great exorcism) of the entire country of Mexico following a series of events that the bishops see as linked to the presence and influence of Satan. On May 20, the former Archbishop of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Ińiguez, the Archbishop of San Luis Potosi, Carlos Cabrero, as well as several exorcist priests from various Mexican dioceses held a closed-door exorcism ritual at the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Luis Potosí. The well-known Spanish exorcist Father José Antonio Fortea acted as...
  • Watch priests perform exorcism on screaming woman who was 'possessed by the devil'

    03/25/2015 9:45:33 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mirror ^ | March 24, 2015 | David Rogers
    This rare and disturbing footage has been released of a woman writhing around on the floor and screaming as an exorcism is performed on her in Argentina. The 22-year-old woman, identified only by her first name Laura, is pinned to the ground as Bishop Manuel Acuna, 52, drives the evil spirits out of her. As she screams ‘No, No’ and spits ‘Whore’ at one of the women holding her down, Bishop Acuna is heard muttering: "Leave, leave her now." Before the exorcism, locals gathered at the Lutheran Charismatic Church in the capital Buenos Aires, praying for her soul and redemption....
  • Priest arrested for exorcism on anorexic girl

    03/21/2015 2:12:22 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    The Local es ^ | 3/18/15 | The Local es
    A judge in Burgos has called for the arrest of exorcist, Jesús Hernández Sahagún, along with the girl’s priest after she went through 13 exorcisms while still a minor. Sahagún, the official exorcist of Valladolid, is facing charges of gender violence, causing injury and mistreatment according to local newspaper, Diario de Burgos, and has been asked to make a statement on the events. The events date back to 2012, when the girl began to suffer from anorexia. According to El País, her religious parents became convinced she was possessed by the devil and decided to have their child exorcised. She...
  • Haunting screams caught on camera as EXORCISM performed on woman in Czech Republic church

    11/19/2014 1:57:42 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | november 18, 2014
    An exorcism caught on camera, filmed through the keyhole of a church in the Czech Republic, is a genuine act, church officials confirmed. The film shows a woman said to be possessed by the devil is heard screaming as a religious 'cleansing ritual' is performed. The exorcism, carried out in a Roman Catholic Church in Vranov nad Dyji, southern Czech Republic, was secretly filmed and posted on YouTube. Daniel Trochta told local media how he sneaked up to the door after hearing the screaming to film the secret process through a keyhole of the church. He then posted the almost...