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  • On Exorcism and Exorcists: An Evangelical View

    11/17/2010 10:49:20 AM PST · by wmfights · 32 replies
    Albert Mohler Blog ^ | November 15, 2010 | Albert Monler
    A flurry of media attention was directed in recent days to a meeting on exorcism organized by Roman Catholic bishops. The meeting, held in Baltimore, drew fifty bishops and sixty priests who learned how to discern if an individual is truly possessed by a demon and how to conduct an exorcism when needed. Rachel Zoll of The Associated Press reported that the program of the meeting was intended to “outline the scriptural basis of evil, instruct clergy on evaluating whether a person is truly possessed, and review the prayers and rituals that comprise an exorcism.” Major media reported two different...
  • Evangelical: We Don't Need Rite of Exorcism, Just Jesus

    11/16/2010 7:17:47 AM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/16/10 | Audrey Barrick
    With renewed attention on the rite of exorcism, one theologian has chosen to articulate the evangelical stance on the ritual that few practice today. The existence of the devil and demons are real but a rite of exorcism is unnecessary, said Dr. Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in his popular blog Monday. The only weapon Christians need is the name of Jesus, he stressed. "Evangelicals do not need a rite of exorcism, because to adopt such an invention would be to surrender the high ground of the Gospel," Mohler wrote. This past weekend, a group of...
  • Catholic Church needs exorcists (Church short of priests who know how to perform exorcism)

    11/14/2010 10:12:15 AM PST · by WebFocus · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/13/2010 | Todd Venezia
    The Roman Catholic Church is looking for a few good men -- to battle Satan. The church in the US has become so short of priests who know how to perform an exorcism that it began an emergency two-day meeting yesterday to teach clerics how to properly cast out demons. A group of 56 bishops and 66 priests -- including an assistant to New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan -- have gathered in Baltimore for the Conference on the Liturgical and Pastoral Practice of Exorcism. The mystical meeting was focused on a lot more than just dodging green vomit and stopping...
  • American Exorcist Plies His Lonely Trade

    11/11/2010 8:38:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 89 replies · 1+ views
    AP via NewsOK ^ | 11/11/10 | Daniel Burke
    Pity the poor exorcist, caught between evil spirits eager to invade human bodies and a society skeptical that demons exist outside of Hollywood horror movies. Even some church leaders look askance at exorcists as peddlers of a practice best left in the Middle Ages. Most American exorcists, particularly the handful of priests appointed by the Roman Catholic Church, keep a low profile, hesitating to open themselves — or their church — to ridicule and quacks. But exorcists may soon be moving out of the shadows. U.S. Catholic bishops are sponsoring a conference this week (Nov. 12-13) in Baltimore on the...
  • Bishops' upcoming exorcism conference responds to queries about rite

    11/11/2010 5:26:12 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    cns ^ | November 9, 2010 | Dennis Sadowski
    A priest performing an exorcism wears a purple stole and uses a crucifix and holy water during the rite. (CNS/Nancy Wiechec) By Dennis SadowskiCatholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- U.S. bishops are looking for a few good men to become exorcists. In response to growing interest in the rite of exorcism and a shortage of trained exorcists nationwide, the bishops are sponsoring a two-day conference just prior to their 2010 fall general assembly Nov. 15-18 in Baltimore. Interest in the Nov. 12-13 Conference on the Liturgical and Pastoral Practice of Exorcism proved great. When registration closed Nov. 1, 56...
  • 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. “I’ve spoken to the center and they’ve 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 Turki’s 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!
  • God’s 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...