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  • [Catholic Caucus] That at Least Peter’s Shadow Might Fall on Them: A Challenge to the Church...

    05/17/2018 7:08:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-16-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    That at Least Peter’s Shadow Might Fall on Them: A Challenge to the Church in the Acts of the Apostles Msgr. Charles Pope • May 16, 2018 • Peter Healing the Sick with his Shadow, Masaccio (1426-27)As this Easter Season is nearing a close, we do well to ponder the picture of the early Church described in the Acts of the Apostles. The kind of persecution and suffering they endured in those days should serve to remind us of the sacrifices we are often unwilling to make.Yet these early descriptions are also an affirmation of what we in effect...
  • "Heavily possessed" man growls disturbingly and throws chairs during 10-hour 'exorcism'

    04/27/2018 10:02:11 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 46 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | April 27, 2018 | NELSON GROOM
    Disturbing footage has captured an 'exorcism' performed on man claimed to be heavily possessed. Celebrity psychic Lizzy Rose was filmed chanting and pouring red liquid over the man's body as he snarls and thrashes around on the floor. In the video, a female voice can be heard saying "speak with your true tongue" before running a knife along his chest. Lizzy then appears to douse the man with a substance as she tells him "I purify you, I consecrate you, I cleanse you" while he writhes on the ground. The clip ends with Lizzy speaking towards the camera as she...
  • Focus on witchcraft at exorcists’ summit signifies a paradigm shift

    04/23/2018 12:13:09 PM PDT · by Thurifer the Censer · 3 replies
    Cruxnow.com ^ | Apr 18, 2018 | John L. Allen Jr.
    Laying out this year’s edition on Monday, Professor Giuseppe Ferrari, who heads the “Group for Socio-Religious Research and Information” which sponsors the annual gathering, went over the history of the course and also what’s new in the 2018 edition. One novelty, Ferrari said, is that for the first time, the course will feature a section on witchcraft in Africa. “We will deal with the theme of the kidnapping and murder of children for ritual sacrifice, linked to witchcraft, in order to obtain favors for clients,” he said, calling it a “cruel and inhuman practice.”
  • Demand for Exorcisms Growing Around the World With Decline of Christianity, Priests Say

    04/18/2018 10:28:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    The demand for exorcisms around the world has been growing with the decline of Christianity and some priests are so overwhelmed with requests for liberation from evil spirits they are being forced to rebuke demons by telephone. At a weeklong conference that kicked off at a Catholic university in Rome Monday, more than 250 priests, theologians, psychologists and criminologists from 51 countries rang the alarm on exploding demonic activity being fueled in part by access to the occult via the internet, The Telegraph reported. "Demand is growing, absolutely," Father Anthony Barratt, a British priest who is based in Albany, New...
  • Florida suspect said he heard voices telling him to carry out massacre: Sources

    02/16/2018 2:59:42 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 67 replies
    abcnews ^ | JULIA JACOBO & Morgan Winsor
    The 19-year-old who is accused of killing 17 people and injuring dozens more when he opened fire on a South Florida high school Wednesday afternoon told investigators that he heard voices in his head, giving him instructions on what to do to conduct the attack, law enforcement sources told ABC News. The voices were described as "demons" by law enforcement sources. Those who knew suspect Nikolas Cruz described him as a troubled teen who was largely alone in the world. An attorney for the family who had taken Cruz in after his adoptive mother died said he was "depressed" following...
  • Pastor Begley: Melania Trump Demanded Spiritual Cleansing of WH, Removal of Pagan, Demonic Idols

    02/12/2018 4:52:23 PM PST · by annalex · 75 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 8, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Pastor Begley: Melania Trump Demanded Spiritual Cleansing of WH, Removal of Pagan, Demonic Idols Michael W. Chapman By Michael W. Chapman | February 8, 2018 | 1:04 PM ESTWhile commenting on President Donald Trump's very public support for Christianity, as well as the frequent Bible studies and prayer gatherings held at the White House, evangelical Pastor Paul Begley said first lady Melania Trump demanded that the White House be spiritually cleansed and that pagan, demonic items and artifacts from the Obama and Clinton years be removed. Melania Trump reportedly said, "IÂ’m not going to go into that White House unless...
  • Melania Demanded Spiritual Cleansing of Obama & Clinton White House, Removal of..Demonic Idols

    White House evangelical Pastor Paul Begley said first lady Melania Trump demanded that the White House be spiritually cleansed and that pagan, demonic items and artificats from the Obama and Clinton years be removed. Melania Trump reportedly said, “I’m not going to go into that White House unless it has been completely exorcised,” according to Pastor Begley. One thing was left, a cross on the wall. “They cleansed the White House,” he said. “They had people in there anointing it with oil and praying everywhere.”
  • Imam allows himself to be filmed carrying out a Muslim exorcism

    02/02/2018 12:30:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    A British imam has opened his doors to cameras to show what happens during an Islamic exorcism. He allowed himself to be filmed performing a ‘ruqyah’ ritual on an unmarried woman at a mosque in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, to dispel myths about the practice. The ceremony was one of thousands carried out every year in the UK where imams rid men and women of evil spirits or ‘jinni’ which they believe live inside them. In the video a young Muslim woman dressed a in burqa and with her face covered is seeking help to rid her of spirits which she...
  • Exorcist Warns of Increasing Evil in Ireland: 'Demand Has Risen Exponentially'

    01/29/2018 10:52:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/29/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    A leading exorcist in Ireland, Fr. Pat Collins, has warned that cases of demonic possession and other evil phenomena are rising in the country, urging leaders of the Catholic Church to appoint a team of exorcists, according to a report. "It's only in recent years that the demand has risen exponentially," Collins told The Irish Catholic. "What I'm finding out desperately, is people who in their own minds believe — rightly or wrongly — that they're afflicted by an evil spirit," he said. "I think in many cases they wrongly think it, but when they turn to the Church, the...
  • Irish priest says demonic activity and requests for exorcisms “has risen exponentially”

    01/25/2018 6:56:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 25, 2018 08:32 AM | Irish Central Staff
    An Irish Catholic priest and exorcist has requested support from Ireland’s bishops as the number of exorcism requests has skyrocketed as he’s noticed an increase in demonic activity around the country. In an open letter, Father Pat Collins urged Ireland’s bishops to train more priests to deal with the demand for exorcisms. In an interview with The Irish Catholic, he said, “(I)t’s only in recent years that the demand has risen exponentially.” […] Collins’ claims are backed up by the views of other exorcists, including the International Association of Exorcists (IAE). This is a group of 400 Catholic leaders and...
  • Dublin priest blasts Church for lack of training in exorcisms

    11/24/2017 3:33:22 PM PST · by tired&retired · 6 replies
    Dublin Live ^ | November 24, 2017 | LYNNE KELLEHER
    Ireland’s most prominent exorcist has accused the church of abandoning its flock by failing to train priests in the religious practice of demon hunting. In a special RTE Would You Believe documentary about evil, Fr Pat Collins, who is also a trained psychologist, claims he has experience in dealing with demonic spirits. “The Church is rightfully admitting its sinfulness in child sex abuse, that we did not defend children. Now it has all the safeguarding measures and that’s excellent," he said. “But it appals me that we have no safeguarding from the evil spirits. “I say that in the sense...
  • 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...