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Bishop holds public exorcism as Illinois gov. signs same-sex ‘marriage’ bill (VIDEO)
Life Site News ^ | November 20, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN

Posted on 11/21/2013 3:36:17 PM PST by NYer

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., November 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Springfield Diocese held a rare public exorcism service at the Cathedral on Wednesday afternoon, at the same time Governor Pat Quinn was expected to sign Illinois’s same-sex “marriage” bill into law.

An exorcism is a casting out of evil.  Usually, an exorcism is performed on an individual believed to have been corrupted by evil spirits, but in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, diocesan spokeswoman Kathie Sass explained that Wednesday’s service was to be a general exorcism “specifically designed to pray for the limitation of the work of the devil and the work of evil in the world.”

She warned that anyone hoping to see spinning heads or projectile vomiting at the service, as portrayed in the grisly 1970s horror film “The Exorcist,” was bound to be disappointed.

“This is not a Hollywood version,” Sass told the paper.

Sass told the Tribune that Catholics participate in “minor exorcisms” every time they renew their baptismal promises – which include a public rejection of Satan and all evil – for instance, at Easter, and during all baptisms.

In announcing Wednesday’s service, Paprocki referenced the introduction to the rite of exorcism, which explains that "[t]he presence of the Devil and other demons appears and exists not only in the tempting or tormenting of persons, but also in the penetration of things and places in a certain manner by their activity, and in various forms of opposition to and persecution of the church.” 

Paprocki said that under certain circumstances, a bishop may judge a cultural situation sufficiently grave to warrant a public exorcism. 

Back then, the future pontiff wrote:  “The identity of the family, and its survival, are in jeopardy here: father, mother, and children. The life of so many children who will be discriminated beforehand due to the lack of human maturity that God willed them to have with a father and a mother is in jeopardy. At stake is the total rejection of God's law engraved in our hearts.”  The future pope also asserted that gay “marriage” is not a political struggle, but a plot by Satan to “confuse and deceive the children of God.”

“Pope Francis is saying that same-sex 'marriage' comes from the devil and should be condemned as such,” Paprocki said. 

The bishop had harsh words for Catholic politicians whom he said took the pope’s infamous “Who am I to judge?” comment out of context and twisted it in order to justify their support for redefining marriage, including Governor Quinn and House Speaker Michael Madigan.

“It is scandalous that so many Catholic politicians are responsible for enabling the passage of this legislation and even twisting the words of the pope to rationalize their actions despite the clear teaching of the church,” Paprocki said.

“All politicians now have the moral obligation to work for the repeal of this sinful and objectionable legislation,” Paprocki added. “We must pray for deliverance from this evil which has penetrated our state and our church.”


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Part 1 Paprocki Uncensored - Even If All 50 States Redefine Marriage - Video
1 posted on 11/21/2013 3:36:17 PM PST by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

2 posted on 11/21/2013 3:36:46 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

Man with spine


3 posted on 11/21/2013 3:38:12 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: NYer

“Usually, an exorcism is performed on an individual believed to have been corrupted by evil spirits....”

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Applicable to Pat.


4 posted on 11/21/2013 3:39:57 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: NYer; Arthur McGowan

Good for you, Excellency!

Now how about Canon 915?


5 posted on 11/21/2013 3:41:22 PM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: NYer

Am I going color blind?

Never seen blue vestments before.


6 posted on 11/21/2013 3:43:31 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: NYer

Too bad Malachi Martin is no longer with us. It would be interesting to get his take on this.


7 posted on 11/21/2013 4:05:26 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: 353FMG

Blue vestments are worn on Marian feasts in some of the Eastern Catholic Churches. Not sure about this occasion within the Latin Rite.


8 posted on 11/21/2013 4:07:42 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

God Bless the GOOD BISHOP!!! This COUNTRY needs an EXORCISM!!!


9 posted on 11/21/2013 4:27:55 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 353FMG; NYer

Today was the Feast of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary....therefore a BLUE vestment, as feats days of Mary are always in blue.


10 posted on 11/21/2013 4:29:27 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Nor where I went to Mass today — they were white.


11 posted on 11/21/2013 4:41:43 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: NYer
Not able to go to Springfield, we went to our Adoration Chapel during the exorcism, and prayed. Bishop Paprocki, a man my husband met (and wrote about) years ago, is definitely a priest with a spine. ♥ you Bishop Paprocki. Rock on.
12 posted on 11/21/2013 4:54:36 PM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: 353FMG

They are white with BLUE EMBROIDERY.


13 posted on 11/21/2013 5:01:37 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Blue trim, maybe, but all-blue vestments aren’t allowed in the Latin Rite except in Spain, where they have an indult (special permission) to use them.


14 posted on 11/22/2013 7:08:18 AM PST by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: Ann Archy
There are no blue vestments allowed. Blue is not a liturgical color. All vestments for Marian feasts are always white. Pass it on to your priest and ask him to put the blue vestments in storage.

Colors of the Liturgical Year

 Green - Ordinary Time

Violet - Advent & Lent, Mass for Life, Funerals (optional)

 Red - Passion, Holy Spirit, Martyrs, Pentecost, Confirmation

 White - Easter & Christmas, Feasts of Our Lord & non-martyrs, Funerals (opt.) (o

Rose - 3rd Sunday of Advent and 4th Sunday of Lent (optional)

 Black - Funerals (optional) Masses for the Dead and All Souls (optional)

 


15 posted on 11/22/2013 7:19:01 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: 353FMG

Where are you seeing blue vestments? I saw violet in the video.


16 posted on 11/22/2013 7:58:20 AM PST by Pyro7480 (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Pyro7480

Thank you. Now I know that I am colorblind.


17 posted on 11/22/2013 8:17:28 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: Salvation

I did say White with BLUE Embroidery.....if I’m wrong, please correct me.


18 posted on 11/22/2013 9:23:34 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

I thought you said blue vestments at first.


19 posted on 11/22/2013 7:58:54 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

I did nd then I realized I hadn’t made it clear.


20 posted on 11/23/2013 1:41:55 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NYer
Bishop Paprocki Holds Public Exorcism for Same-Sex Marriage
21 posted on 11/23/2013 3:38:12 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (What we said when we said what we said was. Period. End of story.)
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