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  • Exorcist priest confronts Beelzebub, Judas

    08/21/2010 5:04:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Investigative Journal ^ | August 19, 2010 | THOMAS K. CONCERT
    In the 1973 film "The Exorcist" Father Lankester Merrin (Max von Sydow) prays over the possessed child Regan (Linda Blair) Recently, a young Catholic scientist was talking to a nun who was a school principal at a Catholic elementary school about the scientist’s son going to her school. During the conversation the subject of “hell” came up and the school principal assured the father that his son would not be tormented by such a notion because “hell does not exist,” she said.Somewhat stunned by the nun’s comment, the scientist, who had actually read and assimilated the Bible with a scientific...
  • (Saudi Arabia) EP Clinic Offers to Treat Man Possessed by Jinn (Genie)

    07/28/2010 7:19:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies · 2+ views
    ARAB NEWS ^ | Jul 26, 2010 | BADEA ABU AL-NAJA
    MAKKAH: A clinic in the Eastern Province that provides treatment to people possessed by jinns has volunteered to help Turki, a 29-year-old Saudi from Makkah who according to his father is possessed by a female jinn and has, as a result, been chained to a bed for more than six years. Ive spoken to the center and theyve offered to help my son. They will provide accommodation, food and air tickets for him, his wife, me and his mother who is my ex-wife, said Turkis father. He, however, added that traveling to the Eastern Province is going to be difficult....
  • Do The Right Thing [priests exorcising demons at abortion clinics]

    07/20/2010 12:58:18 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 15 replies · 2+ views
    You Tube / Real Catholic TV ^ | 7-20-10 | Michael Voris
    Never doubt that abortion is demonic!
  • Gods Power Working Through His Priests (exorcism at abortion mill)

    07/19/2010 7:34:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 3+ views
    ProLife Corner ^ | July 19, 2010
    God’s Power Working Through Seven Priests Saves Two Lives At Rockford Abortion Mill  Praying from Fr. Thomas Euteneuer's New Book, Exorcism and the Church Militant, Priests In Rockford play a major role in the saving of two children's lives.   Rockford, IL July 16, 2010 -  Before the Northern Illinois Women's Center opened on Friday morning to end the lives of children in the womb,four Catholic Priests firmly stationed themselves at all four corners around the abortion mill and began praying the powerful prayers of the Church found in Fr. Thomas Euteneuer's book Exorcism and the Church Militant.   For our struggle is...

    07/09/2010 7:36:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    SpiritDaily ^ | July 9, 2010 | Father Thomas J. Euteneuer
    The new and highly informative book by U.S. exorcist Father Thomas J. Euteneuer might be called "everything you wanted to know about exorcism but didn't know who to ask." Its actual title is Exorcism and the Church Militant, and in it the priest, who also heads Human Life International, covers most major aspects of deliverance from evil spirits -- the difference between a possession and an infestation, the role of laity in deliverance, development of the Church's exorcism rituals, how demons enter, the way they hide from the priest, how dioceses handle such cases, and so forth. Want to know...
  • Russian seeks exorcism for stubborn mayor

    07/06/2010 8:00:23 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 4 replies
    upi ^ | July 6, 2010
    KAMYSHIN, Russia, - A Russian woman wrote a letter to the pope requesting an exorcism for her town's mayor due to a standoff over housing. Svetlana Shults appealed to Rome after the mayor allegedly told her he would not include her in a government relocation program even if she wrote to the pope himself, the Moscow Times said Tuesday. The letter, which was also published in Shults' hometown paper, asked Pope Benedict XVI to dispatch exorcists to the town of Kamyshin to purge the mayor of whatever it was that was causing him to adamantly refuse her repeated requests. "My...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Exorcisms and Abuses

    06/25/2010 3:05:49 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 17 replies
    Human Life International ^ | 6-25-10 | Father Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Exorcisms and AbusesOne of the three commands that Jesus gave to the disciples was to "drive out demons" (Mk 16:17) in His Name. "Heal the sick" and "preach the good news" (Lk 10:9) are regular ministries of the Church, but the ministry of exorcising demons has received less attention. It is my view that the next decade will force the Church - and priests in particular - to embrace this ministry of casting out demons with professionalism and zeal as we will have to deal with the nuclear fallout of the pervasive occultism in our society now. In order to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Exclusive excerpt from Father Euteneuer's book on exorcism

    06/16/2010 3:24:59 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 27 replies · 318+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 6-11-10 | Matt C. Abbott
    Below is the Introduction to Exorcism and the Church Militant, a new book authored by Father Tom Euteneuer, president of Human Life International. ------- Introduction to Exorcism and the Church Militant:Draw your strength from the Lord and his mighty power. Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. Our battle is not against human forces but against the principalities and powers, the rulers of this world of darkness, the evil spirits in regions above. You must put on the armor of God if you are to resist...
  • Priests will soon be 'inundated' with exorcism requests, asserts author

    06/18/2010 5:25:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies · 316+ views
    CNA ^ | 6/18/2010
    Front Royal, Va., Jun 18, 2010 / 06:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an exclusive interview with CNA, author and pro-life leader Fr. Thomas Euteneuer discussed his recent book on the often misunderstood topic of exorcism, asserting that due to an increased exposure of young people to the occult, priests within the next decade are going to be inundated with exorcism requests. Speaking on his new book, Exorcism and the Church Militant, which was released on June 14, Fr. Euteneuer, who also serves as director of Human Life International (HLI), elaborated on the need for exorcism to be clarified in modern...
  • Vatican: Church 'exorcist' urges action to fight devil

    06/17/2010 11:21:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies · 394+ views
    AKI ^ | 6/17/2010
    Vatican City, 17 June (AKI) - The Catholic Church's most famous exorcist says more should be done to fight the devil. Father Gabriele Amorth has conducted 70,000 exorcisms for the church during his lengthy career. In an interview with Italian daily, Corriere Della Sera, the 85-year-old priest said it would be worth extending the practice of exorcism. "It would not be a bad idea," he told the daily. "In Italy moral decay is evident. Families are often breaking down. "Do you know what I would do if I was the Pope for a moment?" he asked. "I would provide every...
  • What are Possession and Obsession by the Devil? [Catholic Caucus]

    05/06/2010 10:43:29 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 35 replies · 425+ views
    The Real Presence Association ^ | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
    1673 When the Church asks publicly and authoritatively in the name of Jesus Christ that a person or object be protected against the power of the Evil One and withdrawn from his dominion, it is called exorcism. Jesus performed exorcisms and from him the Church has received the power and office of exorcizing. In a simple form, exorcism is performed at the celebration of Baptism. The solemn exorcism, called "a major exorcism," can be performed only by a priest and with the permission of the bishop. The priest must proceed with prudence, strictly observing the rules established by the Church....
  • The Spiritual Toll of Pervasive Occultism

    05/04/2010 5:16:00 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 48 replies · 685+ views
    Spesunica ^ | April, 2010 | Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer is president of Virginia-based Human Life International, which has affiliates and partners in 87 countries around the world. A trained exorcist, Fr. Euteneuer has been authorized to perform the ancient rite in several dioceses in the U.S. Vampires, witches, Ouija boards, Satanic rock music and video games innocent fun? I don't think so. The proliferation of these dark forces is creating a subculture of youth who are suffering the effects of occult involvement. The sheer magnitude of these demonic influences has already left us with a wounded generation of youth, many of whom will...
  • Chief exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth says Devil is in the Vatican

    03/10/2010 10:17:50 AM PST · by Wontsubmit · 99 replies · 2,163+ views
    Times ^ | 3/10/10 | Richard Owen
    Sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church are proof that that "the Devil is at work inside the Vatican", according to the Holy See's chief exorcist. Father Gabriele Amorth, 85, who has been the Vatican's chief exorcist for 25 years and says he has dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession, said that the consequences of satanic infiltration included power struggles at the Vatican as well as "cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who are linked to the Demon". He added: "When one speaks of 'the smoke of Satan' [a phrase coined by Pope Paul VI...
  • Chief exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth says Devil is in the Vatican

    03/10/2010 10:58:17 AM PST · by camerongood210 · 55 replies · 1,537+ views
    Times Online ^ | March 10, 2010 | Richard Owen
    Sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church are proof that that "the Devil is at work inside the Vatican", according to the Holy See's chief exorcist. Father Gabriele Amorth, 85, who has been the Vatican's chief exorcist for 25 years and says he has dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession, said that the consequences of satanic infiltration included power struggles at the Vatican as well as "cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who are linked to the Demon". He added: "When one speaks of 'the smoke of Satan' [a phrase coined by Pope Paul VI...
  • Fr. Thomas Euteneuer: An Evening with An Exorcist

    01/08/2010 11:35:39 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 8 replies · 664+ views
    Human Life International ^ | Not available | Fr. Thomas Euteneuer
    In An Evening with an Exorcist, Fr. Thomas Euteneuer explains the anatomy of an exorcism. As a practicing exorcist, he discusses how a person may become possessed and what goes on during an exorcism. He also explains the connection between abortion and demonic possession, from the abortion demon's invitation into the US with the Supreme Court's passing of Roe v. Wade in 1973 to the ritualized sacrifice of unborn children that goes on in Planned Parenthood "clinics" today. Exorcism is "Christ's victory over the devil" and "the vocation of the Church Militant." Listen as Rev. Euteneuer strengthens your faith and...
  • Exorcist: the devil is afraid of you

    11/06/2009 10:27:21 AM PST · by NYer · 42 replies · 1,331+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 6, 2009
    Linda Blair, Max Von Sydow and Jason Miller in the 1973 film The Exorcist (CNS Photo) An American exorcist has said the film The Exorcist led people to believe wrongly that the devil could "come and zap them" when in fact the devil is afraid of the power of Jesus inside them. Mgr John Esseff, retired exorcist of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, told an audience of 400 students at Bowling Green State University, Ohio that the power of Jesus within them was "enormous". He said: "The devil is afraid of you - if you would just awaken to who...
  • EWTN's Life on the Rock - Fr. Thomas Euteneuer on Exorcism - November 5

    11/05/2009 10:52:54 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 804+ views
    EWTN ^ | November 5, 2009
    GUEST LIST November 5 Fr. Thomas Euteneuer Exorcism Ask Fr. Thomas Euteneuer a question Fr. Thomas Euteneuer BIOGRAPHY: Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer became president of Human Life International in December of 2000. Human Life International is the world’s largest pro-life organization with affiliate offices and associates in seventy-five countries around the world. In five years of service to this unique mission Fr. Euteneuer has traveled more than 500,000 miles as a pro-life missionary and visited more than forty countries. Fr. Euteneuer was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1962, the fourth of seven children born to Joseph and Marian Euteneuer....
  • The Healing Power of Exorcism

    10/31/2009 6:04:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 21 replies · 855+ views ^ | Oct 30th 2009 | Paul Ciarcia
    The Healing Power of Exorcism Oct 30th 2009 An Interview with Father Gary Thomas by Paul CiarciaThe day before I spoke with Father Gary Thomas was probably a typical weekday for most priests. For Father Thomas it was a typical weekday as well, except it involved a two hour-long, emotionally and physically draining battle with a horde of demons seeking to claim another persons soul.(The demons) operate in packs, said Father Thomas. The more powerful ones are over the less powerful ones.These demons have put up big fights, Father Thomas said, recollecting the episode. I think now we are...
  • Exorcist shares past experiences with demonic possession

    10/28/2009 6:39:45 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 23 replies · 2,241+ views
    Daily Illini ^ | 10-28-09 | Katie Palmer
  • Exorcist shares past experiences with demonic possession

    10/28/2009 6:00:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 1,420+ views
    Daily Illini ^ | October 28, 2009 | Katie Palmer
    Father Vincent Lampert (right), from St. Francis and Clare Parish in Indianapolis, Ind., lectures at Foellinger Auditorium on Monday. Fr. Lampert discussed his experiences as one of 12 officially trained exorcist priests in the United States. Joanna Mirowska The Daily Illini With Halloween around the corner and Hollywood releasing horror movies such as "Paranormal Activity" and "Saw VI," one cannot help but feel chills running down his or her spine. St. John's Catholic Newman Center had the timing right when it invited exorcist Father Vince Lampert to speak about his experiences Monday night at Foellinger Auditorium. Lampert, the head priest...
  • Fairfax teen may have died in Korean exorcism, police say

    10/22/2009 7:34:23 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 268+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2009 | Tom Jackman
    Someone pummeled and smothered 18-year-old Rayoung Kim in a bedroom of her home in a new suburban subdivision in Fairfax County. She fell unconscious and later died. Fairfax police think the fatal injuries occurred in July 2008 during a Korean exorcism, in which a spiritual shaman and family members try to force evil spirits to leave a possessed person. That account is in a police affidavit filed recently in Fairfax Circuit Court, which quotes Kim's brother as saying his sister was involved in a religious ritual in the moments before she passed out. The court filing also quotes the medical...
  • New Zealand exorcism killers escape jail

    08/16/2009 7:08:45 AM PDT · by GL of Sector 2814 · 4 replies · 577+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 14th, 2009 | Breitbart
    Five siblings from a New Zealand family escaped jail Friday after being found guilty of the manslaughter of their niece during an indigenous Maori exorcism ceremony. Janet Moses, a 22-year-old mother of two, died from drowning in October 2007 after members of her extended family forced water down her throat during a ceremony to lift a curse known as a makutu.
  • I'm not surprised, the times that we live in - Exorcism makes a comeback

    07/25/2009 5:10:18 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 451+ views
    The July 8 issue of Catholic San Francisco covered the 2009 book The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist, by Matt Baglio. The Rite, describes the training and practice of San Francisco-born Father Gary Thomas, a contemporary Bay Area exorcist. In 2005, Father Thomas was sent by San Jose Bishop Patrick McGrath to study in Rome under master exorcist Capuchin Father Carmine De Filippis. Father Thomas observed 80 exorcisms as Fr. De Filippis apprentice. From the Catholic San Francisco, article: What sets exorcists apart from priests who are skeptical of the ministry may be their biblical belief in the...
  • Disturbing Video Of Church Casting Out 'Homosexual Demon' From Boy, 16, Posted On YouTube

    06/25/2009 11:17:41 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies · 2,030+ views
    DailyMail(UK) ^ | June 25, 2009
    Disturbing video of church casting out 'homosexual demon' from boy, 16, posted on YouTube By Mail Foreign Service 25th June 2009 Shocking footage of church elders carrying out a exorcism to cast a 'homosexual demon' from a teenage boy have been posted online. The video shows the 16-year-old lying on the floor, his body convulsing, while members of a small Connecticut church stand over him. 'Rip it from his throat!' a woman yells. 'Come on, you homosexual demon! You homosexual spirit, we call you out right now! Loose your grip, Lucifer!'
  • "Gay Exorcism" On YouTube Causes Controversy

    06/25/2009 9:57:09 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 40 replies · 1,386+ views ^ | June 25, 2009 | Laurie Perez and Burchell Henry
    A Connecticut church posted a controversial video on YouTube that raised questions about the treatment of children by a leader of a gay and lesbian teen mentoring group among others The video features church elders performing what looks like an exorcism, of what they refer to in the video as "homosexual demons" The video shows leaders of the Manifested Glory Ministries in a frenetic scene, screaming, "Right now I command you to leave!" At the same time a teen writhing on the ground as the adults around him implore so called "homosexual demons" to get out. The leaders yell at...
  • Bizarre Gay Exorcism: Church Casts Homosexual Demons from Boy (VIDEO)

    06/24/2009 10:25:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,459+ views
    The Inquistr ^ | June 24, 2009
    It is almost too bizarre and disturbing to know that this sort of thing goes on in North America in modern times. A Connecticut Church, Manifested Glory Ministries, posted a video on Youtube of what can only be described as a gay exorcism. The video drew massive outrage on the site and was quickly removed, but not before someone recorded a partial copy (see below). A 16 year old boy, allegedly gay, appears in the video with members of the church and congregation and you can hear people yelling as they try to cast homosexual demons from the boys body....
  • Conn. church creates stir with gay exorcism video

    06/24/2009 2:39:17 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 17 replies · 816+ views
    BREITBART ^ | June 24, 2009
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut church has outraged gay rights advocates by posting a video of members performing an apparent exorcism of a teen's "homosexual demons." The 20-minute video was posted on YouTube before it was taken down. Gay youth advocate Robin McHaelen (mih-KAY'-lehn) says the video appears to show abuse. She says she plans to report it to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. The boy confirms he is 16 but otherwise has declined to comment. The Rev. Patricia McKinney of Manifested Glory Ministries in Bridgeport says he is 18 and came to the church on his...
  • Vatican To Receive Briefing On Pelosi Record Prior To Papal Meeting

    02/15/2009 10:11:45 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 952+ views
    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2009 Vatican to receive briefing on Pelosi record prior to papal meeting Pelosi is not denying that she rushed to pass this massive stimulus bill because she had to catch a plane for her europian tour - a tour that includes a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI. No doubt she's looking for a quick photo-op with her Pontiff to convince her voters back home that everything is "okay" with her "identity Catholicism". Some people, however, have a different plan in mind...
  • The Dark Backward: Demons in the Real World

    02/14/2009 7:20:41 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies · 1,107+ views ^ | 2/14/09 | Tom Hoopes
    The Dark Backward: Demons in the Real World by Tom Hoopes    2/14/09     "The lunatic is on the grass."   It was an hour before midnight. Ten-year-old James was in his bedroom, alone, when he was suddenly gripped by terror. A Pink Floyd song rang out through the empty room. The radio turned on by itself.   "The lunatic is on the grass. The lunatic is in the hall."   James lay paralyzed, locked in that helpless state that is itself as terrifying as whatever causes it. He wanted to move or cry out but couldn't. So...
  • Exorcist: Devil Influences Abortion Industry

    02/06/2009 5:35:10 AM PST · by IbJensen · 31 replies · 967+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | February 03, 2009 | John P. Connolly
    An exorcist authorized to perform exorcisms in several dioceses spoke at a religious ministry luncheon on Sunday, explaining the basics of exorcism and its connection with abortion. Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, president of Human Life International and an exorcist, spoke at a luncheon hosted by In His Sign Network (IHS). He is an exorcist authorized to perform exorcisms in several states, and highlighted the connection between the abortion industry and demonic influence. Abortion is a demonic industry, he told The Bulletin. Abortion is blood sacrifice of innocent blood to the devil. The clinics are like temples, the doctors are like priests,...
  • The Exorcist: Priesthood at the Door of Darkness [Ecumenical]

    10/05/2008 4:06:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 644+ views
    Boston Catholic Journal ^ | Geoffrey K. Mondello
    "When the Church asks publicly and authoritatively in the name of Jesus Christ that a person or object be protected against the power of the evil one and withdrawn from his dominion, it is called exorcism. Jesus performed exorcisms and from him the Church has received the power and office of exorcising. In a simple form exorcism is performed at the celebration of Baptism. In solemn exorcism, called a 'major' exorcism, can be performed only by a priest and with the permission of the bishop. The priest must proceed with prudence, strictly observing the rules established by the Church. Exorcism...
  • Court sides with church in demon case

    06/28/2008 4:35:07 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies · 542+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | June 28, 2008 | Chuck Lindell
    The Texas Supreme Court, showing continued deference to religious practice, on Friday tossed out a $188,000 judgment against members of a Pentecostal church who restrained a teenager they feared had come under demonic influence. Laura Schubert claimed that rough handling during the hours-long 1996 incident involving the "laying on of hands" and intensive prayer left her disabled by post-traumatic stress disorder. Jurors agreed, finding that Schubert, then 17, was falsely imprisoned and assaulted by a pastor, youth minister and members of Pleasant Glade Assembly of God church in suburban Fort Worth. However, the state Supreme Court dismissed Schubert's...
  • Rome's Exorcist Gives Inside Look at Devil

    04/11/2008 4:47:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies · 126+ views
    ZNA ^ | April 11, 2008
    ROME, APRIL 11, 2008 ( Some of the mystery surrounding the devil and exorcism is being unveiled in a television and Internet report series, detailing the work of the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome. Society of St. Paul Father Gabriele Amorth, Rome's exorcist for the past 21 years and a specialist in the figure of Mary, explained in the first edition of the series how he performs exorcisms. "I go to one of Rome's churches, to a parish that is closed during the day," he said. "There is Mass in the morning and then the church is closed. There...
  • Real-life case of demon possession documented

    03/14/2008 10:56:57 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 86 replies · 9,940+ views
    WND ^ | March 13, 2008
    An American woman who levitated, demonstrated paranormal psychic powers and spoke foreign languages unknown to her was clearly demon possessed, according to a board-certified psychiatrist and associate professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College. The unnamed woman, with a long history of involvement with Satanic groups, was observed by a team of priests, deacons, several lay assistants, psychiatrists, nuns, some of whom also had medical and psychiatric training, levitating six inches off the ground while objects flew off shelves in the same room, according to Dr. Richard E. Gallagher, who documented the case in the February issue of...
  • (UK) Council pays psychic for exorcism

    02/12/2008 9:38:33 AM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies · 119+ views
    BBC ^ | February 12, 2008
    Council pays psychic for exorcism A psychic was paid 60 by a council to rid a County Durham home of a "poltergeist" after a family became "distraught" by unexplained events. Easington Council employed the ghostbuster after a Peterlee tenant reported paranormal activity. The mother-of-two had even called police after seeing objects flying across rooms and hearing banging. A council spokesman said it funded half the psychic's fee as it was the most cost effective solution. Andrew Burnip, the council's homelessness and housing advice manager, said the tenant's two young children had been "traumatised" by the strange goings on and wanted...
  • Man Says Exorcism Led to Wife's Death

    02/03/2008 1:07:49 PM PST · by Gamecock · 82 replies · 94+ views
    MyWay ^ | Feb 3, 12:39 PM
    ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A man accused of killing his wife says he was trying to exorcise a demon from her when the devil entered his body and caused her to die, according to a police probable cause statement. Jan David Clark, 60, was arrested Friday after authorities went to his home and found Susan Kay Clark's body wrapped in a bed sheet with a cross and sword on top of it. Officers had gone to the home after being told that Clark had called a friend and said his 59-year-old wife was dead, said Sgt. Gary Duesler said the...
  • Satanic sects in the Vatican

    01/08/2008 4:04:00 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 23 replies · 147+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 8th January 2008 | Chris Gillibrand
    Don Gabriele Amorth is the busiest exorcist in Europe. His job is to keep the Roman Pontiff free of demons. This is because, says the priest, the devil is abroad in the Vatican. SPIEGEL Author Alexander Smoltczyk has visited the priest - and to test out any demons. Rome - Everything goes wrong today. First, the Roman taxi drivers strike without any warning. Even the address specified cannot be found on the map plan of the city. Then the photographer calls and says that his camera had not charged. He must dismantle and repair it. All seems jinxed. "You are...
  • Pope's exorcist squads will wage war on Satan

    12/30/2007 3:23:52 AM PST · by ninonitti · 15 replies · 1,110+ views
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | December 29, 2007 | NICK PISA
    Satanism on the rise: Pope Benedict has unveiled plans to set up specialist exorcism squads The Pope has ordered his bishops to set up exorcism squads to tackle the rise of Satanism. Vatican chiefs are concerned at what they see as an increased interest in the occult. They have introduced courses for priests to combat what they call the most extreme form of "Godlessness." Each bishop is to be told to have in his diocese a number of priests trained to fight demonic possession. The initiative was revealed by 82-year-old Father Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican "exorcistinchief," to the online Catholic...
  • Vatican Denies Exorcist Expansion

    12/29/2007 1:37:43 PM PST · by kellynla · 14 replies · 306+ views
    VATICAN CITY, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The Vatican is denying reports it plans to install more exorcists around the world so possessed people can get help quickly. "Pope Benedict XVI has no intention of ordering local bishops to bring in garrisons of exorcists to fight demonic possession,'' Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters in Rome Friday. On Thursday, the Roman Catholic Web site Petrus said the pope planned to install more exorcists in every diocese next year and reintroduce a prayer during mass to St. Michael the Archangel, believed to be the prime protector against evil, The Telegraph in Britain...
  • Pope's exorcist squads will wage war on Satan

    12/29/2007 9:04:54 AM PST · by citizen · 54 replies · 600+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 29th December 2007 | NICK PISA
    The Pope has ordered his bishops to set up exorcism squads to tackle the rise of Satanism. Vatican chiefs are concerned at what they see as an increased interest in the occult. They have introduced courses for priests to combat what they call the most extreme form of "Godlessness." Each bishop is to be told to have in his diocese a number of priests trained to fight demonic possession. The initiative was revealed by 82-year-old Father Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican "exorcistinchief," to the online Catholic news service Petrus. "Thanks be to God, we have a Pope who has decided to...
  • Exorcist fascinates audience with demonic details

    10/29/2007 8:13:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 325+ views
    Catholic Review ^ | Nancy Menefee Jackson
    Audience members at Church of the Annunciation, Rosedale, were so intently focused on Father Thomas J. Euteneuers exorcism talk Oct. 21, that when someone in the crowd muffled a sneeze they flinched. About 130 people attended An Evening with an Exorcist, listening carefully as Father Euteneuer talked about how demons target their victims and how an exorcism takes place. Father Euteneuer, a priest for the Palm Beach, Fla., diocese who is living in the Archdiocese of Arlington, Va., said hes been involved in exorcisms for nearly five years and has performed three or four that expelled demons as well...
  • Phoenix Man Dies After Cops Respond to Report of Young Girl's Exorcism

    07/29/2007 10:00:52 PM PDT · by nmh · 41 replies · 2,080+ views ^ | July 29,.2007 | Associated Press
    PHOENIX Officers responding to a report of an exorcism on a young girl found her grandfather choking her and used stun guns to subdue the man, who later died, authorities said Sunday. The 3-year-old girl and her mother, who was also in the room during the struggle between 49-year-old Ronald Marquez and officers, were hospitalized, police said. Their condition was unavailable. The relative who called police said an exorcism had also been attempted Thursday. "The purpose was to release demons from this very young child," Sgt. Joel Tranter said. Officers arrived at the house Saturday and entered when they...
  • Baptism and the Usus Antiquior (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    07/24/2007 7:43:18 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 476+ views
    The Hermeneutic of Continuity ^ | 7/24/2007 | Fr. Tim Finigan
    Baptism and the usus antiquior I have carried out a Baptism once or twice using the older form and preferred it greatly to the rather didactic and plodding ceremonies of the newer rite. Looking through it again today confirmed me in the view that it is so much more, well, "pastoral". It is a relief to drop the liturgical re-education necessary to prevent the mother handing the baby over to the Godmother for the ceremony. The "exorcism" in the newer rite is as bland as possible in contrast to the older rite's determined exorcisms, warning the devil in the name...
  • Family planning doctor 'prescribed exorcism' for bewildered patient

    07/10/2007 12:15:02 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 16 replies · 721+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2007
    A Westminster family planning doctor prescribed an exorcism to a patient seeking contraceptive advice, a medical tribunal has heard. Dr Joyce Pratt, 44, is said to have told the woman she was possessed by an evil spirit and had "something moving inside her". The patient - known as Mrs K for the hearing - mentioned she was experiencing pain and bleeding during an appointment for a routine contraceptive injection, the General Medical Council heard. During the "bizarre" consultation at Westside Contraceptive Services in Westminster, Dr Pratt told Mrs K she would use her "black magic powers" to help her, the...

    06/02/2007 7:21:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 554+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | June 2007 | Michael Brown
    An open conflict has erupted in the Church between exorcists who believe that demons can cause many maladies, especially mental ones, and psychologists who all but dismiss exorcism as a product of the Middle Ages, according to a new book by Los Angeles Times reporter Tracy Wilkinson. The volume, entitled The Vatican's Exorcists, marshals a highly secular and often skeptical view of exorcisms at the same time that it presents fascinating facts on priests who administer the rite in places like Rome and those who have suffered from demonic oppression. The conflict -- psychology versus demonology -- has penetrated the...
  • Exorcism of "holy water"

    06/01/2007 12:06:35 PM PDT · by ears_to_hear · 15 replies · 360+ views
    "[Prior to Vatican II, w]hen holy water [was] blessed, the priest reads several prayers, which included an exorcism of the salt and the water. An exorcism is the banishing of evil spirits......therefore, when any material object is to be devoted to the service of God, the Church often prescribes for it a form of exorcism, to free it from the power of the Evil One....... Exorcism of Salt O salt, creature of God, I exorcise you by the living God, by the true God, by the holy God, by the God who ordered you to be poured into the water...

    05/31/2007 8:43:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 682 replies · 9,018+ views
    SpiritDaily ^ | May 30, 2007
    A secular book about exorcism says that one thing rankles demons. "The devil doesn't like Latin," writes Tracy Wilkinson in The Vatican's Exorcists. "That is one of the first things I learned from Father Gabriele Amorth, long known as Rome's chief exorcist, even though that has never been his formal title. "Now past the age of eighty, Father Amorth has dedicated the last decades of his life to regaining a measure of respectability for exorcism. Despite his advancing age, he continues to perform the rite several times a week at his office in Rome. "Scores of people seek him out....
  • The Advocate vs. The Accuser (Fr. Euteneuer Column)

    05/24/2007 2:38:14 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 775+ views
    Spirit and Life ^ | 5/25/2007 | Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    The Advocate vs. The Accuser In a few months I will publish a book on exorcism and deliverance by which I hope to educate the Church Militant on the reality of spiritual evil and the truth of the Church’s power against it. On this weekend where our Church celebrates Pentecost, the great Feast of the Holy Spirit, I offer an excerpt from this upcoming book to highlight the influence of the Holy Spirit in defending our cause against the accusing spirit of the devil. If we are to fight for the salvation of souls, we must know our enemy and...
  • Putting Faith to the Test (Satan Unmasked)

    05/17/2007 9:52:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 2,820+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 8, 2007 | JOY CIARCIA-LEVY and RICHARD GERDAU
    Litchfield, Conn., is the kind of place a lot of people might choose to raise a family. Among its other appealing qualities, Litchfield has a microscopically low crime rate, as in other suburban communities across America. 'The Grip of the Devil' But no town can be protected from all things evil. Some time ago in this peaceful community, wife and mother Pat Reading felt as though she were possessed by satanic spirits. In a series of exorcisms, a local bishop tried to free her from what they saw as the grip of the devil. Reading's then-teenage daughter Michelle Reading witnessed...
  • Romanian priest sentenced for exorcism

    02/20/2007 11:54:07 AM PST · by lizol · 3 replies · 300+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Mon Feb 19, 2007
    Romanian priest sentenced for exorcism Mon Feb 19, 10:47 AM ET BUCHAREST, Romania - A Romanian priest who led a dayslong exorcism ritual for a young nun that ended with the woman's death was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison. Four nuns were also sentenced in the case. The dead nun, Maricica Irina Cornici, believed she heard the devil talking to her. She was treated for schizophrenia, but when she relapsed, Daniel Petru Corogeanu a monk who served as the priest for the secluded Holy Trinity convent in northeast Romania and the four other nuns tried exorcism....