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  • Mexican Bishop Seeks Priest Exorcist

    07/10/2021 11:00:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CNA ^ | Jul 9, 2021 | David Ramos
    Bishop José Armando Álvarez Cano of Tampico is seeking an exorcist for the diocese. A July 7 article in the diocesan magazine said the exorcist must "attend to certain situations that have occurred in the last few months in the Church in Tampico." The publication also stated that the priests of the diocese recently participated in a training session held by the College of Exorcists of the Archdiocese of Mexico. Exorcism is a remedy for diabolical possession. Fr. Jordan Aumann, a Dominican of the Central Province who died in 2007, wrote that “for solemn exorcism it is necessary to verify...
  • The terrifying, real-life story behind the movie, 'The Exorcist'

    11/21/2020 7:37:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2020 | Billy Hallowell
    It’s hard to overemphasize the monumental impact The Exorcist has had on American culture. The nation was captivated in 1973 when the film burst onto the big screen, terrifying moviegoers with the otherworldly story of a little girl who was “possessed by a mysterious entity.”[i]The success and immediate impact of The Exorcist was so jarring that the film caught the notice of outlets like the New York Times, with 1970s news reports detailing not only its popularity but also the pervasive problems the movie was creating. After the film’s release, a 1974 Times piece warned of “terrified teenagers and priests”...
  • Demonic texts: The enemy can use technology, says exorcist

    11/01/2020 3:45:00 AM PST · by buwaya · 22 replies
    Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | November 01, 2020 | Cathy Cañares Yamsuan
    MANILA, Philippines — Demonic spirits can send text messages to cell phones and use modern technology to harass or lure people to the dark side. Fr. Jose Francisco Syquia, chief exorcist of the Archdiocese of Manila, also says receiving messages from demons is an experience common to priests helping possessed persons liberate themselves. “We did not expect [demons] could do so but if you ask other exorcists, they would tell you the same experience. Usually [the demons would swear at you] or say, ‘This person will never get away from us,’” he says in an interview. ..... But more than...
  • San Francisco Archbishop Exorcises Site Where Rioters Toppled Junipero Serra Statue

    10/19/2020 2:01:53 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 2 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 10/18/2020 | Jon Brown
    The Archbishop of San Francisco performed an exorcism Saturday at the site where rioters ripped down a statue of Father Junipero Serra last week. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone conducted the ceremony in front of approximately 150 people outside the St. Raphael Catholic Church in San Raphael, which is north of San Francisco. The ritual consisted of Latin prayers and the sprinkling of holy water on the site of the ruined statue, as well as on the surrounding bushes, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The group later conducted a scheduled march to a nearby Planned Parenthood clinic.
  • Demonic Foes: My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal (October 6, 2020 release )

    10/04/2020 12:03:57 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 281 replies
    Amazon Books ^ | October 6, 2020 | Richard Gallagher M.D
    The world’s leading psychiatric authority on demonic possession delves into the hidden world of exorcisms and his own transformation from cynic to believer over the course of his twenty-five-year career. Successful New York psychiatrist Richard Gallagher was skeptical yet intrigued when a hard-nosed, no-nonsense Catholic priest asked him to examine a woman for a possible exorcism. Meeting her, Gallagher was astonished. The woman’s behavior defied logic. In an instant, she could pinpoint a person’s secret weaknesses. She knew how individuals she’d never known had died, including Gallagher’s own mother, who passed away after a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. She...
  • San Francisco Archbishop Holds Exorcism At Golden Gate Park Site Where Serra Statue Was Toppled

    07/03/2020 12:59:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone gathered a group of worshipers over the weekend at the site where Black Lives Matter protesters toppled a statue of Father Junipero Serra to conduct a exorcism because “evil is present here.” Cordileone has been very vocal with his harsh criticism of the protesters. A video the exorcism ceremony was posted on YouTube on Tuesday. video “We are here at the site where the statue of Father Serra stood in Golden Gate Park that was blasphemously torn down,” the archbishop said on the video. “An act of sacrilege occurred here that is an act of the evil...
  • Abp of San Francisco Performs Exorcism at Site of St. Junípero Serra Statue Destruction

    06/28/2020 11:05:13 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 23 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | June 27, 2020 | editor
    Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco led a Holy Hour of Reparation on Saturday morning at the site of the destruction of the St. Junipero Serra statue. Vandals tore down and defaced the monument on June 19. The Act of Reparation included the Holy Rosary and Latin prayers of exorcism. The service concluded with the archbishop blessing the site with holy water. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti of the St. Michael Center for Spiritual Renewal said the archbishop performed a minor exorcism and commanded Satan to leave. He recited the Pope Leo XII Deliverance Prayers for People, Places or Things, also...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Call to Exorcism on Holy Saturday

    04/09/2020 10:06:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 9, 2020 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    [Catholic Caucus] Call to Exorcism on Holy Saturday Abp. Viganò asks bishops, priests to fight Satan's 'frenzy' Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, in hiding since his bombshell testimony exposing rampant homosexuality, abuse and cover-up among the hierarchy was released in August 2018, is inviting the clergy to pray against evil. This call can be shared with others using the hashtag #EXORCISMUS2020. On Oct. 13, 1884, Leo XIII had a terrible vision of the assault of the powers of Hell against Holy Mother Church, and ordered the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel to be said at the end of Mass. He also...
  • Famous Catholic exorcist priest recounts how he met the devil

    03/10/2020 8:46:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/10/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    A famous Catholic priest who was formally trained as an exorcist is recounting how he came face to face with the devil.Though he is now deceased, the story of Father Gabriel Amorth has been captured in a new memoir penned by author Marcello Stanzione. In The Devil Is Afraid of Me: The Life and Work of the World's Most Famous Exorcist, Stanzione describes the life of this priest in Rome, who is said to have performed over 60,000 exorcisms over the course of his 30 years as an exorcist priest.During one such exorcism in 1997, Amorth reportedly encountered not...
  • How an exorcist priest came face-to-face with the devil himself

    03/08/2020 9:22:11 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 7 2020 | Larry Getlen
    Amorth said he asked for the help of Jesus, and the young man began to curse and spit, using English instead of his native Italian. “His curses and threats were aimed solely at the exorcist; then he began spitting at him and preparing to attack him physically,” writes Marcello Stanzione in “The Devil is Afraid Of Me: The Life and Work of the World’s Most Famous Exorcist” (Sophia Institute Press), out now. “Screaming and howling, the demon burst forth and looked straight at him, drooling saliva from the young man’s mouth.” Amorth said he returned fire with prayers and other...
  • Temptation is more dangerous to the soul than demonic possession, exorcist says

    12/31/2019 1:55:23 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Dec 2019 | Brandon Showalter
    Possession is not the "most common" or "dangerous" aspect of the demonic realm but temptation is, according to an exorcist ordained and trained by the Catholic Church. When many consider demonic possession, images come to mind from films such as "The Exorcist" and other examples from popular culture. Yet, the greater way the devil works is through temptation to commit evil, said Father Francois Dermine, a priest who has been an exorcist for more than 25 years, in a recent interview with Catholic News Agency. “The most common manifestation of the demonic is temptation, which is much more significant than...
  • Angels and Demons? ... exorcise the Vatican ahead of Amazon Synod (trunc)

    09/29/2019 9:06:36 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Sep 28, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    Flanked by banners of the four evangelists, and gathered under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an international coalition of 200 Catholic laity today assembled in silence near St. Peter’s Square, to pray “as a united army against the enemies of God and the Church.” Standing at the foot of Castel Sant’Angelo on the eve of the liturgical feast of St. Michael the Archangel, the international lay coalition launched an “appeal to the angels against the evil spirits” ahead of the Amazonian Synod being held at the Vatican Oct. 6-27. LifeSite also learned that another act of spiritual...
  • Protesters in Ulan-Ude want to scrap Sunday's mayoral election results and free followers of..

    09/10/2019 11:47:56 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 6 replies
    Medusa ^ | September 9, 2019
    Full title: Protesters in Ulan-Ude want to scrap Sunday's mayoral election results and free followers of a ‘Putin exorcist’ Demonstrators have assembled without a permit in the central square of Ulan-Ude, a city in East Siberia. According to the news website Babr24, protesters initially demanded that police release the arrested followers of Alexander Gabyshev, a Yatkutsk resident who calls himself a “warrior shaman” and since March has been traveling on foot to Moscow, where he intends to perform an “exorcism” to remove the spirit of Vladimir Putin from the city. Irkutsk Senator Vyacheslav Markhaev and Buryatia parliament member Bair Tsyrenov...
  • Woman sues archdiocese after ‘lay exorcism’ leaves her emotionally damaged

    09/06/2019 6:30:21 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 47 replies
    Crux ^ | August 16, 2019 | Crux Staff
    A woman in Texas is suing the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and her parish claiming she suffered psychological and emotional abuse through a lay-led exorcism during a retreat. Beth Ann Andrews filed her lawsuit on July 25 after attending a “Faith in the Fire” event, which is associated with the Catholic Charismatic movement. “The parishioner plaintiff alleges that she was subjected to non-physical, psychological and emotional abuse by a lay volunteer. The parishioner further alleges that the Archdiocese and the parish failed to properly train and supervise the lay volunteer,” the statement said.
  • Exorcists to Jesuit head: Satan is real

    08/24/2019 12:33:29 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    CNA (Catholic News Agency) ^ | Aug 23, 2019 | J.D. Flynn
    An international organization of Catholic exorcists said Thursday that the existence of Satan as a real and personal being is a truth of Christian doctrine. “The real existence of the devil, as a personal subject who thinks and acts and has made the choice of rebellion against God, is a truth of faith that has always been part of Christian doctrine,” the International Association of Exorcists said in an Aug. 22 press release. The organization’s release came in response to recent remarks on the devil from Jesuit superior general Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, which the organization called “grave and...
  • House Chaplain Casts Out Demons During Morning Prayer In Capitol Building

    07/18/2019 6:40:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 115 replies ^ | January 18, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Reverend Patrick Conroy serves as the House of Representatives Chaplain in Washington, D.C. and regularly starts the day off for lawmakers with prayer. Thursday's invocation was a little more serious than most days for Rev. Conroy. The Roman Catholic Priest prayed specifically to cast out the demons inside Capitol Hill. As reported by Fox News, Rev. Conroy said, "This has been a difficult and contentious week in which darker spirits seem to have been at play in the people’s House." Then, in a dramatic moment, Conroy raised both hands and said, 'In Your most holy name, I cast out all spirits of...
  • Orthodox Priest Cleanses His City’s Downtown with Holy Water After LGBT Parade

    08/23/2018 2:20:33 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 53 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | August 22, 2018 | ChurchPOP Editor
    Talk about spiritual warfare. An LGBT pride parade took place this last weekend in Odessa, Ukraine. LGBT pride parades are not particularly noteworthy these days. But what happened after the parade this weekend is: an Eastern Orthodox priest visited the parade site and cleansed the space with holy water. (Pictures below!) The head of the Missionary Department of the Eastern Orthodox Diocese of Odessa Fr. Oleg Mokryak led the cleansing, with help from a group of laypeople. Together, the dispensed holy water on people, the road, and on monuments as they walked, explaining to onlookers that they were specifically cleansing...
  • [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 ^ | 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.”