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  • 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...
  • Three American friends hospitalised after becoming 'possessed' following Ouija board game

    06/24/2014 5:04:49 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 114 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2014 | SOPHIE JANE EVANS
    Three American friends have been taken to hospital after reportedly becoming 'possessed' by evil spirits while playing with a Ouija board. Alexandra Huerta, 22, was playing the game with her brother Sergio, 23, and 18-year-old cousin Fernando Cuevas at a house in the village of San Juan Tlacotenco in south-west Mexico. But minutes into it, she apparently started 'growling' and thrashing around in a 'trance-like' state. They restrained Alexandra to prevent her from hurting herself, before treating the three with painkillers, anti-stress medication and eye drops, which seemingly worked. Victor Demesa, 46, the director of public safety in the nearby...
  • Modern Pope Gets Old School on the Devil

    05/11/2014 10:35:21 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2014 | Anthony Fiaola
    VATICAN CITY — A darling of liberal Catholics and an advocate of inclusion and forgiveness, Pope Francis is hardly known for fire and brimstone. Yet, in his words and deeds, the new pope is locked in an epic battle with the oldest enemy of God and creation: The Devil. After his little more than a year atop the Throne of St. Peter, Francis’s teachings on Satan are already regarded as the most old school of any pope since at least Paul VI, whose papacy in the 1960s and 1970s fully embraced the notion of hellish forces plotting to deliver mankind...
  • Palestinian Teen Dies in Exorcism

    03/08/2014 2:09:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    “Are you a male or a female? A Muslim or a nonbeliever? If you are a nonbeliever, raise the index finger of your left hand. If you are a Muslim, raise the index finger of your right hand!” Sheikh Abu Harith screamed the words in Ghada’s ear as she lay in one of the beds in his clinic. He was talking to what he thought was a djinn, a supernatural creature in Islamic tradition, which was possessing her. Summary⎙ Print A teenage Palestinian girl has died while undergoing an exorcism, a widespread practice in Gaza's environment of poor government control...
  • 'We almost lost our lives': Woman possessed by demons in 'portal to hell'

    01/31/2014 9:02:58 AM PST · by tired&retired · 42 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | Friday, Jan 31 2014 | DAILY MAIL REPORTERS
    'We almost lost our lives': Woman possessed by demons in 'portal to hell' house that terrified even the police chief reveals new details of her family's terrifying ordeal Latoya Ammons' home in Gary, Indiana is at the hear of one of the most baffling police cases in state history She was 'possessed' along with her three children after moving into home in 2011 MailOnline has obtained exclusive audio and video footage from the exorcisms of Ammons She claims children were 'satanic chanting' and saw 'big, black monster' Police audio also features a 'demon' rasping 'hey' in the basement
  • 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,...
  • Satan is Real – Read these Amazing Stories

    01/30/2014 6:42:26 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 38 replies
    Patheos ^ | 1/29/14 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Latoya Ammons is a women from Indiana who had to have an exorcism for herself and her children. The story is making its way across the news outlets, and unusual for a story like this–the supernatural phenomenon and Latoya and her family’s subsequent deliverance has been treated seriously and objectively. Part of the reason for this is because a hard headed cop named Charles Austin got involved, doubted the paranormal dimension and was soon convinced.
  • Haunting in Indiana leads to family’s exorcism, child’s levitation: Reports

    01/28/2014 11:50:18 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 87 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/27/14 | Nina Golgowski
    A Gary, Ind., mother of three claims demons caused her 12-year-old daughter to levitate and her 9-year-old son to walk on a hospital ceiling — accounts supported by medical personnel and police officials, according to a shocking report. For Latoya Ammons, the late night footsteps, the creaking of a door and wet footprints left by a shadowy male figure through her living room were merely child's play when that was all her family had to endure. But then things turned violent.
  • Police and medical staff document America's real-life possession: Official reports claim boy

    01/27/2014 7:55:22 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 January 2014 | LYDIA WARREN
    A nine-year-old boy walked backwards up a wall and ceiling as startled medical staff looked on after his mother claimed he and his two siblings had been possessed by demons, according to official reports. The unlikely-sounding event was detailed in official documents after a child services case worker and a nurse both said they saw the boy 'glide' backwards on the floor, wall and ceiling. Both were shocked to see the boy apparently float after their mother had been subject to months of scepticism when she claimed her home in Gary, Indiana, was haunted and all three of her children...
  • Famed Exorcist Comes to Miami, Puts Santeria on Blast

    01/21/2014 3:40:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Tue., Jan. 21 2014 | Allie Conti
    Father Jose Antonio Fortea, author of a famous treaty on demonology, spent about an hour with the press at Miami's Archdiocese on Friday. He framed the conversation around the idea that people are turning toward secular solutions or other faiths to overcome spiritual obstacles. Fortea, who is from Spain, said that although exorcisms are uncommon last-ditch resorts, the Vatican has emphasized the rite in recent years out of necessity. The Catholic Church does not advertise the number of exorcisms it approves annually, but some statistics do exist: Between 1991 and 2001, the number of Catholic demon-expellers in the United States...
  • Exorcism rituals on the rise as way to battle evil of Mexican cartels

    01/17/2014 4:07:38 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/17/14 | Deborah Hastings
    In the heavily Roman Catholic country of Mexico, exorcisms battle the evil violence of drug cartels, priests say. Also blamed for syndicate savagery is the rising popularity of Santa Muerte, folk saint of narcotics kingpins and some two million Mexican followers. It was the most awful confession Father Ernesto Caro ever heard in 22 long years of serving the church. The sinner was a killer for the Los Zetas cartel, Mexico's most heinous crime syndicate. His specialty was chopping people into pieces, while they were still alive. "He said he smiled while he was doing it. He said he enjoyed...
  • The Combat of an Exorcist Today -- What the Devil Must Disclose

    01/14/2014 9:19:25 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 1/14/14 | Giuseppe Nardi
    "...An outstanding feature of the "personality" of the devil is his "abysmal hatred". He "enjoys the evil in whatever form it occurs." In one exorcism, he cried: "Take this heinous book of the Apocalypse. It is written about a woman who gives birth. I always try to eat the children. Do you know how?" Then the devil described with frightening words, the daily mass murder of thousands of unborn children who are killed by abortion in the womb. ..."
  • Satan stepping up war for souls

    01/10/2014 1:05:06 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 20 replies
    Clerical Whispers ^ | 1/10/14 | Clerical Whispers
    "...The rise in demonic possession reports is a result of more people dabbling in black magic, paganism, Satanic rites and Ouija-board conjuring, often exploring "the dark arts" with the help of information readily found on the internet, the church said. The increase in the number of priests being trained to tackle the phenomenon is also an effort by the church to sideline self-proclaimed exorcists, and is tacit recognition that belief in Satan, once regarded by progressives as an embarrassment, is still very much alive."
  • Can exorcisms help soldiers with PTSD?

    01/05/2014 12:55:25 PM PST · by tired&retired · 28 replies
    N Y Post ^ | January 4, 2014 | SUSANNAH CAHALAN
    Army machine-gunner Caleb Daniels lost his best friend and seven other members of his unit when a Chinook helicopter — one he was meant to be on — crashed in Afghanistan. The 2005 tragedy haunted him when he returned to his home in Savannah, Ga. At night, a tall, shadowy figure crept into his room. Sometimes the Black Thing would threaten to kill him; other times it would choke his dead best friend. The dark figure, a “Destroyer demon,” punished him, he said, “for killing and for living.” Without answers — his PTSD diagnosis offered little explanation — he went...
  • Rise of the exorcists in Catholic Church

    01/05/2014 11:23:19 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 5, 2014 | Nick Squires
    Dioceses across Italy, as well as in countries such as Spain, are increasing the number of priests schooled in administering the rite of exorcism, fabled to rid people of possession by the Devil. The rise in demonic cases is a result of more people dabbling in practices such as black magic, paganism, Satanic rites and Ouija boards, often exploring the dark arts with the help of information readily found on the internet, the Church said.
  • 12 MUST-READ QUOTES FROM BISHOP PAPROCKI’S SAME-SEX MARRIAGE EXORCISM

    11/22/2013 1:52:25 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | November 22, 2013 | John White
    In a much-publicized event on Wednesday that coincided with Governor Pat Quinn signing gay marriage into law in Illinois, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield led the faithful in “Prayers of Supplication and Exorcism in Reparation for the Sin of Same-Sex Marriage.”In his homily at the service, Bishop Paprocki demonstrated once again why he is emerging as one of the most articulate, steadfast, and intrepid defenders of marriage in the Catholic Church in America.Bishop Paprocki’s entire homily is worth reading. Here I’ve excerpted some of the highlights.A few of the quotes are longer than others, but worth it. Some contain quotes...
  • An object lesson in fearlessness when defending Church teaching (Homosexual "marriage")

    11/17/2013 10:12:32 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com/ ^ | November 17, 2013 | Fr. Richard Jacobs
    When it comes to controversy, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield (Illinois) is no stranger. This prelate is fearless when defending Church teaching. According to Breitbart.com, Bishop Paprocki will perform the Rite of Exorcism on Wednesday, November 20, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception located in the state capital. The rite is officially being called “Prayers of Supplication and Exorcism in Reparation for the Sin of Same-Sex Marriage.” Bishop Paprocki believes that so-called “homosexual marriage” is the work of the devil and, in this instance, Satan not only can inhabit people but also can invade the Church...
  • Springfield Bishop Calls for Exorcism Tied to Gay Marriage

    11/15/2013 6:16:55 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/15/13 | Manya Brachear Pashman
    <p>Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield said he will offer prayers for "exorcism in reparation for the sin of same-sex marriage" at the same time Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the same-sex marriage bill into law next week.</p>
  • Do You Know the Terrifying ‘Real-Life’ Possession Story That Inspired ‘The Exorcist’?

    10/31/2013 2:49:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | october 31, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Linda Blair’s head-rotating, pea soup-vomiting portrayal of demonic possession is the stuff of movie legend, but the events that form the basis of “The Exorcist” and the book of the same name were actually inspired by a month-long demon-purging over a young boy in 1949. Questions remain surrounding the boy’s true identity. Known by the pseudonym ”Robbie Mannheim,” his real name has never been released to the public and only a few people know of his whereabouts. Last year, university archivist David Waide told KSDK-TV that Robbie is still alive and is believed to be 78 years old. Robbie’s Plight...
  • Teenage woman crucified as part of a 'week long exorcism carried out by her boyfriend and friends'

    10/14/2013 4:02:26 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct 7, 2013 | Peter Allen
    A teenager thought to be possessed by the devil was subjected to a violent crucifixion-style exorcism by four religious extremists, a court in France heard today (Monday). Three men and a woman belonging to the Seventh Day Adventist Church are accused of kidnapping, and acts of torture and barbarism against the 19-year-old. The young woman, referred to solely by the name Antoinette, was barely alive when police found her in a flat in a housing estate in the Paris suburb of Grigny. Her tormentors are accused of tying her up like Jesus on the cross, and keeping Antoinette in the...
  • "The Exorcist" and the Priesthood

    10/05/2013 6:09:48 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 19 replies
    YOUCATholic ^ | 5 October 2013 | Matthew Olson
    “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” - James 4:7 On Wednesday, spurred by advance notice of that night's topic on Think Tank – a weekly vlog hosted by Wilson Orihuela on Vericast – I finally found time to watch The Exorcist, the famous film from 1973. The movie revolves around an irreligious, divorced woman and her daughter, who becomes possessed by a demon. The mother looks to science and medicine, but finds no true answer. Eventually, like the woman in Mark 7:25, the mother “whose little daughter had an unclean spirit” seeks the...
  • Olivia Newton-John Has Exorcism At Home

    09/24/2013 11:27:07 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 61 replies
    Star Pulse ^ | 9/24/2013 | Lucy Hobson
    Olivia Newton-John has had an exorcism at her house. The 'Grease' star was rocked by the death of 41-year-old contractor Christopher Pariseletti on her property in August, so hired a Catholic priest to perform the ritual and cleanse it of bad spirits. Olivia, 64, was joined by her husband, John Easterling, and a pair of friends during the ritual, where prayers were recited and holy water distributed around the home. Christopher had worked on the property at the Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida, and had a key. He is thought to have been in financial difficulty with his business facing closure,...
  • Poll: Half of Americans believe people can be possessed by the Devil or spirits

    09/18/2013 2:14:55 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 41 replies
    YouGov ^ | Sept 17, 2013 | Katie Jagel
    These are the topline results of a YouGov survey of 1000 US adults interviewed September 12 - 13, 2013 on exorcism and possession. The results show that half of Americans believe in possession although most say it happens infrequently. The margin of error is 3%. (Click here to see full tables and demographic crossbreaks) Do you personally believe in the existence of the Devil or not? Yes . . . 57% No . . . 28% Don’t know . . .15% Do you believe someone can be possessed by the devil or some other evil spirit? Yes . . 51%...
  • 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...
  • Catholic Church's Top Exorcist Claims He Rid World of 160,000 Demons

    05/31/2013 5:03:39 PM PDT · by plain talk · 23 replies
    CP World ^ | May 28, 2013 | Leonardo Blair
    The Catholic Church's top exorcist, who claims to have sent 160,000 demons back to hell, says he wants Pope Francis to allow all priests to start performing the ritual to deal with a rising demand for exorcisms from the faithful. Father Gabriele Amorth, 88, who also heads the International Association of Exorcists, told The Sunday Times that he will ask Pope Francis to allow all priests the right to do exorcisms without the church's approval. According to the report, priests currently need special approval from their bishop to perform the rite and it is rarely granted. "I will ask the...
  • Famous exorcist says Pope's simple prayer cast out demon

    05/24/2013 3:24:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | May 24, 2013 | Estefania Aguirre
    Fr. Gabriele Amorth, chief exorcist of Rome, speaks to CNA on May 22, 2013. Credit: Stephen Driscoll/CNA. Rome, Italy, May 24, 2013 / 03:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Rome’s most well known exorcist says Pope Francis performed an exorcism in St. Peter’s Square last Sunday and that the man was possessed because of Mexico’s abortion law. “The Pope, in good faith, got close to him and performed an exorcism on him in the form of a liberation prayer, not like the classical exorcism that one does with a book,” said Father Gabriele Amorth in a May 22 evening interview with...
  • Exorcism? Pope Francis caught on video performing strange ritual on fan

    05/21/2013 1:43:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Sun ^ | May 21, 2013 | Harry Haydon
    POPE Francis has been embroiled in a scandal after footage emerged today appearing to show him giving a man an exorcism in St Peter's Square. The astonishing incident between the Pontiff and the person in a wheelchair, took place immediately after Pentecostal mass on Sunday May 19. The video shows how a priest leans across the boy or young man to tell Francis something, at which point the Pope’s expression becomes more serious. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The Pontiff then grips the top of the subject’s head firmly and is seen pushing him down into his wheelchair. As this is happening Francis recites...
  • 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...
  • Exorcism or Deliverance? Some Pastoral Reflections...

    02/08/2013 9:12:31 AM PST · by mlizzy · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2-7-13 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is wide interest today in the topic of exorcism. The publication a couple of years of the The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist by Matt Baglio, and the subsequent movie and interviews with Fr. Gary Thomas have sparked some of this interest. Prior to this other books such as An Exorcist Tells His Story by Fr. Gabriel Amorth and other such books had paved the way for the renewed interest.But frankly, another reason is that, as our world becomes more secular, families disintegrate and the outright celebration of sinful practices spreads, bondage to sinful drives, psychological trauma,...
  • Catholic Church's Exorcist Hotline - Press 1 for Demonic Possession, Press 2 for Visions of Hell

    11/30/2012 9:23:25 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 30 November 2012 | Kerry Mcdermott
    Press one for demonic possessions, press two for visions of Hell ... Catholic Church sets up exorcist hotline • The hotline has been set up in Milan, Europe's biggest Roman Catholic diocese, to cope with growing demand for exorcisms • People ringing the hotline will be able to schedule a visit from one of a team of 12 on-call priests Help is at hand for Catholics in Milan who need to ward off evil at short notice. The diocese has set up an exorcist hotline to cope with growing demand for assistance in dealing with potential cases of demonic possession....
  • Shock: Bobby Jindal Is Religious (Why is his Spiritual experience in college controversial?)

    07/26/2012 7:12:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/26/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    Does Bobby Jindal’s college experience of witnessing a friend’s “exorcism” doom his chances to become Mitt Romney’s running mate? If he were picked, would it overshadow everything else about him? Robert Mann, a longtime staffer for Louisiana Democrats and now a communications professor at Louisiana State University, wrote a June blog post with the headline “Why Bobby Jindal won’t be Mitt Romney’s running mate, in one word: Exorcism.” Jindal, Mann wrote, “cannot exorcise the fact that he participated in a quirky religious ritual that — if he were on the ticket with Romney — would draw a great deal of...
  • As Occult, New Age Practices Increase, so Does Need for Exorcists

    09/25/2012 6:42:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 56 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 9/24/12 | Elisabeth Deffner
    Evil has not fallen out of fashion. Exorcism is a rite developed — and promulgated — to meet a need that still exists, due to more people delving into New Age and occult practices. And, yes, satanic worshippers are a reality. “They come in the church and steal the Blessed Sacrament to use in a ‘black mass,’” explained Father Gary Thomas, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Saratoga, Calif., and the exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose. He has alerted his fellow priests to this danger — and trained his extraordinary ministers of holy Communion so that they note...
  • Exorcism boom in Poland sees magazine launch

    09/11/2012 5:29:40 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 21 replies
    Radio Netherlands Worldwide ^ | 11 September 2012
    With exorcism booming in Poland, Roman Catholic priests have joined forces with a publisher to launch what they claim is the world's first monthly magazine focused exclusively on chasing out the devil."The rise in the number or exorcists from four to more than 120 over the course of 15 years in Poland is telling," Father Aleksander Posacki, a professor of philosophy, theology and leading demonologist and exorcist told reporters in Warsaw at the Monday launch of the Egzorcysta monthly. Ironically, he attributed the rise in demonic possessions in what remains one of Europe's most devoutly Catholic nations partly to the...
  • Pelosi 'Swears' Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House

    08/08/2012 8:48:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 74 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/8/12 | Eric Scheiner
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) told a recent gathering of the Women’s Political Committee that the spirits of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House. Pelosi said she heard them say: “At last we have a seat at the table”. A video recently posted on Youtube shows Pelosi speaking in May describing her first meeting with President Bush in the White House after becoming part of the Democratic House leadership.
  • Jindal's writing on 'exorcism' gets new attention

    08/03/2012 6:34:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Speculation that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is on Republican Mitt Romney's short list of potential vice presidential candidates is drawing new scrutiny to his decades-old writing about an exorcist-type act he claims to have watched as a college student. Political analysts say Romney, who rarely mentions his own Mormon faith in public, might be hesitant to pick Jindal as a running mate because of worries the Louisiana governor's detailed description of the spiritual experience could drum up uncomfortable religious conversation. Jindal wrote about the "physical dimensions of spiritual warfare" in a 1994 article for New Oxford Review, a Roman Catholic...
  • 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...
  • Woman Says 'Exorcist' Priest Abused Her [Euteneuer]

    06/27/2012 7:54:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 6/26/12 | James Bridge
    ARLINGTON, Va. (CN) - A Roman Catholic priest "kissed (a woman) on all parts of her body" during a so-called "exorcism" session, and "frequently explained full, passionate kisses as 'blowing the Holy Spirit into' her," the woman claims in court. Jane Doe sued the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, its Bishop Paul Loverde - who is not the priest accused of the abuse - and Human Life International and the HLI Endowment Inc., of Charlottesville, in Arlington County Court. Doe claims she was sexually abused repeatedly by her "exorcist," Thomas J. Euteneur, who was president of Human Life International and the...
  • Catholic Priest Says A Schoolgirl Who Went Missing In 1983 Was Kidnapped For Vatican Sex Parties

    05/22/2012 9:35:18 AM PDT · by Altariel · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 22, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    The Catholic Church's leading exorcist priest asserts that a Vatican employee's daughter thought to be buried in a mob boss's tomb was kidnapped for Vatican sex parties, reports Nick Pisa of the Daily Mail. Father Gabriel Amorth, who was ordained in 1954 and has carried out more than 70,000 exorcisms, made the claim to Italian newspaper La Stampa as police examine the contents of mobster Enrico De Pedis's tomb for clues about the 1983 disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi. Father Amorth, 85, noted that an archivist at the Vatican previously admitted to recruiting girls for parties and told La Stampa...
  • Catholic Priest Says A Schoolgirl Who Went Missing In 1983 Was Kidnapped For Vatican Sex Parties

    05/22/2012 7:55:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 62 replies
    Business Insider International ^ | 5/22/12 | Michael Kelley
    The Catholic Church's leading exorcist priest asserts that a Vatican employee's daughter thought to be buried in a mob boss's tomb was kidnapped for Vatican sex parties, reports Nick Pisa of the Daily Mail. Father Gabriel Amorth, who was ordained in 1954 and has carried out more than 70,000 exorcisms, made the claim to Italian newspaper La Stampa as police examine the contents of mobster Enrico De Pedis's tomb for clues about the 1983 disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi. Father Amorth, 85, noted that an archivist at the Vatican previously admitted to recruiting girls for parties and told La Stampa...
  • Rome’s exorcist finding Bl. John Paul II effective against Satan (Catholic Caucus)

    05/18/2011 3:06:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    cna ^ | May 17, 2011 | David Kerr
    Fr. Gabriele Amorth poses next to a statue of the Virgin Mary in his office. Rome, Italy, May 17, 2011 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The chief exorcist of Rome is seeing a rising number of young people coming under the influence of evil, but he has found in recent years that Blessed John Paul II is a powerful intercessor in the battle for souls.A small, unassuming office in south-west Rome seems a rather ordinary setting in which to play out a grand battle between good and evil. It is here, though, that Father Gabriele Amorth has carried out...
  • THE WESTERN CONFUCIAN: 'The Devil Loves To Take Over Those Who Hold Political Office'.

    THE WESTERN CONFUCIAN "TO PUT THE WORLD IN ORDER, WE MUST FIRST PUT THE NATION IN ORDER; TO PUT THE NATION IN ORDER, WE MUST PUT THE FAMILY IN ORDER; TO PUT THE FAMILY IN ORDER, WE MUST CULTIVATE OUR PERSONAL LIFE; AND TO CULTIVATE OUR PERSONAL LIFE, WE MUST FIRST SET OUR HEARTS RIGHT" ....... CONFUCIUS. SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2008 An Interview With an Exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth speaks — Famous exorcist: 'The devil loves to take over those who hold political office'. According to the article, "he has performed more than 70,000." Wilt Chamberlain's claims came to my...
  • Famous exorcist: 'The devil loves to take over those who hold political office' [Ecumenic]

    06/06/2008 1:59:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies · 702+ views
    CNA ^ | June 6, 2008
    Fr. Gabriele Amorth Rome, Jun 6, 2008 / 11:10 am (CNA).- In an interview with the magazine “Maria Mensajera,” famous Italian exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth said, “Everybody is vulnerable to the work of Satan” and that “the devil loves to take over those who hold political office.”The Spanish daily “La Razon” published the interview in an article by Alexander Smoltczyk in which the 82 year-old priest describes what happens in an exorcism.  He said he has performed more than 70,000.“Evil exists in politics, quite often in fact,” Father Amorth said.  “The devil loves to take over business leaders and...
  • Old Issues Resurface for Benedict XVI, the Last Pope before the Prophesied "Petrus Romanus" Arrives

    03/20/2012 5:14:05 PM PDT · by sreastman · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Raider's News Network ^ | 3/20/2012 | Steve Eastman
    Old Issues Resurface for Benedict XVI, the Last Pope before the Prophesied "Petrus Romanus" Arrives by Steve Eastman, Raiders News Network Last week ended with the death of a Pope. No, it wasn’t Benedict XVI. 88 year-old Shenouda III was the 117th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt. He had been suffering from kidney disease. Benedict XVI, the 111th Roman pontiff of St. Malachy’s Prophecy of the Popes, sent his condolences Sunday. It is likely the event reminded Benedict of his own impending death. He turns 85 next month and his health has been declining. Last November Cardinal...
  • Ohio Catholic priests to pray exorcism prayers at abortion clinic

    03/17/2012 1:26:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/17/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Ohio Catholic priests to pray exorcism prayers at abortion clinic by Kathleen Gilbert Fri Mar 16, 2012 15:53 EST Comments (0) DAYTON, Ohio, March 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - For many segments of the population, the realm of demonic activity and exorcisms stays in the movie theater. But for many believers in the pro-life movement, the problem of dealing with evil is a practical question – and one that is taken very seriously. In Dayton, Ohio, it has led one local 40 Days for Life leader to obtain permission from the Archdiocese...
  • Let exorcism prayer begin within the Diocese of Worcester itself!

    03/17/2012 8:26:09 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 17, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Pope Benedict XVI, a little while back, said that: "Today we see in a truly terrifying way that the greatest persecution of the church does not come from outside enemies but is born of sin within the church." (See here). This truth is often downplayed by some when it is not forgotten altogether. In this week's Catholic Free Press, Father Daniel J. Becker (who to his credit acknowledges that "each one of us is a sinner, with particular faults and bad habits which darken our souls"), writes in an article entitled "Shine the light on evil": "The truth of today's...
  • Pope Benedict 'exorcised two men in the Vatican', claims new book

    02/09/2012 10:32:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/06/2012 | By Nick Squires, Rome
    In a new book, Father Amorth, the exorcist for the diocese of Rome, gives a bizarre account of how he and two assistants brought a pair of "possessed" Italian men to one of the Pope's weekly audiences in St Peter's Square in May 2009. In his book, "The Last Exorcist – My Fight Against Satan", he claimed the mere presence of the pontiff cured the men of their demonic afflictions. Father Amorth said his two female assistants escorted the two men into St Peter's Square as the Pope was driven between crowds of faithful in the white "Popemobile" jeep. The...
  • Appeals court acquits Swedish 'exorcist'

    01/10/2012 3:57:28 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 7 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 01/10/2012 | TT/Rebecca Martin
    A Swedish man, convicted and sentenced to prison by the district court for abusing his wife and having her “exorcised”, has appealed the verdict and been acquitted by the Court of Appeals (Hovrätten). The man from Lund, in southern Sweden, had previously been sentenced to eight months in prison by the district court, which believed his wife's allegations that he had subjected her to verbal and physical abuse for an extended period of time, according to local paper Skĺnskan. The case was not the first time the man faced abuse allegations. He had previously been sentenced to six months in...