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  • An Exorcist on What Happens During an Exorcism

    03/09/2024 3:47:07 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | October 27, 2020 | FR. GABRIELE AMORTH
    What happens during the exorcism to the person afflicted by the possession? Above all, it is necessary to say that normally a person affected by possession desires to be liberated from the influence of the demon and as a result will ask to be exorcized. A difficulty can arise in approaching the rite. When the person enters the room where the exorcist works, it sometimes happens that he will begin to feel the influence of the spell more intensely and will manifest a nervousness and discomfort, or, in more serious cases, the person will enter into a trance and must...
  • Real Life Exorcist Shares His Story with Fr Carlos Martins

    01/16/2024 5:35:30 PM PST · by tired&retired · 68 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 2023 | Fr Carlos Martin
    This is an excellent video that is over three hours long. I don't agree with him on everything based on my own experiences, but this interview is still excellent. Worth watching for anyone who has an interest in the subject.
  • Fascinating: What happened to this woman in 1976? Was the Devil present?

    12/17/2023 6:41:30 AM PST · by RandFan · 28 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | 1976 | Fascinating
    @fasc1nate At the age of 16, Annelise Michel began blacking out at school and would soon start convulsing, vomiting, eating spiders, and coal, and even drinking her own urine. After undergoing 67 exorcisms, she died in 1976. She died of malnutrition, for which her parents and priest were convicted of negligent homicide. At the time of her death, she weighed only 67 pounds. Doctors came to the conclusion she suffered from Grand Mal Epilepsy and Psychosis. Her story directly inspired the 2005 film "The Exorcism of Emily Rose".
  • Matt Schlapp Hired Priest to Perform Exorcism at CPAC HQ Following Staff Resignations

    09/01/2023 9:59:42 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 1, 2023 | Charlie Nash
    American Conservative Union and CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp reportedly hired a Catholic priest to perform an exorcism at CPAC’s offices following the resignation of multiple staffers who were unhappy about their pay. According to Daily Beast senior political reporter Roger Sollenberger, who spoke to “multiple people with knowledge of the exorcisms,” the priest “sprinkled holy water around the CPAC premises and blessed all the staff, regardless of their faith” during the exorcism last year. The priest also “placed a medallion above doors in the offices” to “ward off evil spirits,” according to the Daily Beast, which reported that the medallions...
  • Accomplished New York psychiatrist says demons, demonic possession are real based on findings from his decades long career

    04/04/2023 8:42:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2023 | Leonardo Blair
    WESTCHESTER, New York — In a book he says is aimed at the well-educated with an interest in the subject, accomplished psychiatrist and professor, Dr. Richard Gallagher, delivers compelling findings from his decadeslong career to make a compelling case that demons and demonic possession are real phenomena.For many Christians, Gallagher’s findings presented in his 272-page book, Demonic Foes: My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal, first published in the fall of 2020, could simply be treated as an acknowledgment of what the Bible has been telling them for centuries.“In my experience, the idea of...
  • Nancy Pelosi called priests to perform 'exorcism' after husband's hammer attack, daughter says

    01/22/2023 7:54:02 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 4 replies
    foxnews ^ | 1/21/23 | Adam Sabes
    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had priests come to her San Francisco home to perform an "exorcism" after her husband was severely attacked in November, according to her daughter.Alexandra Pelosi, the daughter of Nancy Pelosi, told the New York Times that her mother called priests to perform an exorcism of the house over Thanksgiving, just weeks after David DePape allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer. Nancy Pelosi, her daughter said, felt "guilty" that her husband was injured by a man who was looking for her."I think that weighed really heavy on her soul. I think she felt really guilty....
  • Nancy Pelosi reportedly summons priests to exorcise home of evil spirits

    01/21/2023 6:07:35 PM PST · by BusterDog · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/21/23
    Former House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi summoned priests to rid her luxe San Francisco home of evil spirits after a man allegedly attacked her hubby there with a hammer. “I think that weighed really heavy on her soul. I think she felt really guilty,” said Pelosi’s daughter Alexandra, the New York Times reported Saturday.
  • Nancy Pelosi called priests to perform 'exorcism' after husband's hammer attack, daughter says

    01/21/2023 2:48:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/21/23 | Adam Sabes
    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had priests come to her San Francisco home to preform an "exorcism" after her husband was severely attacked in November, according to her daughter. Alexandra Pelosi, the daughter of Nancy Pelosi, told the New York Times that her mother called priests to perform an exorcism of the house over Thanksgiving, just weeks after David DePape allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer. Nancy Pelosi, her daughter said, felt "guilty" that her husband was injured by a man who was looking for her. "I think that weighed really heavy on her soul. I think she felt...
  • Swiss Bishop Abolishes Office of Exorcist, Says There’s No Need to Find ‘Secret Causes’ of Problems

    12/05/2022 6:01:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/29/22 | Andreas Wailzer
    Bishop Joseph Maria Bonnemain of Chur is well-known for his extreme heterodoxy.CHUR, Switzerland (LifeSiteNews) — Swiss bishop Joseph Maria Bonnemain of the Diocese of Chur has abolished the office of exorcist in his diocese. Bonnemain said in an interview with SRF that there would be “normal solutions” for most problems that people have and that he has “never been confronted with a person” that needed a major exorcism. “For many questions, we do not need to look for extraordinary causes, rather we are all human beings who have strengths and weaknesses in ourselves, who are confronted with difficult family, social,...
  • The Diary of an American Exorcist

    10/31/2021 10:25:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/31/2021 | Raymond Ibrahim
    By a quirk of fate, I spent the day before Halloween researching for and writing this article—on exorcism. (I trust that the timing was, as they say, “coincidental”). Sophia Institute Press, the publishers of the just-released book, Diary of an American Exorcist , had asked me to review it; being no expert in but naturally finding such a topic fascinating, I agreed, and also ended up briefly interviewing its author, Stephen J. Rossetti, a Catholic priest and licensed psychologist. You might be happy to know that carving a jack-o-lantern or taking your kids trick-or-treating are, overall, safe occupations, according to...
  • 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...