Posts Tagged ‘demonic possession’

An exorcist talks about Annabelle and the power of evil

Monday, August 21st, 2017

“Annabelle: Creation” opened in theatres in NZ on August 10. What children read, what they see on the screen, can inspire them toward greater faithfulness. Conversely, Father Robert warns, it can lead them into the sordid world of the occult, even opening them to demonic possession. Father Robert is not exaggerating. A priest for more Read more

Exorcisms on the rise in New Zealand, even among those who aren’t Christian

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Exorcisms and spiritual deliverance are on the rise in New Zealand, even among those who aren’t Christian, some deliverance ministers say. Auckland woman Josephine Martin, who runs a monthly prayer room at Church Unlimited, has been “operating in the area of deliverance” for 26 years, and says the number of people stepping up to say Read more

Rise in reported Philippines demonic possessions

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The church in the Philippines has been forced to recruit more exorcists to cope with a three-fold increase in reports of demonic possessions. Manilia archdiocese said the Church now has 80 to 100 exorcism requests on its books at any one time. Some Christians are taking matters into their own hands, seeking out healers and Read more

Demand for exorcists urgent in the Philippines

Friday, August 7th, 2015

The Philippines bishops’ conference has been asked to dramatically increase the number of exorcists in the nation. Fr Jose Francisco Syquia, the chief exorcist for Manila archdiocese, said he has seen a steady increase in cases in the past decade, with 200 so far this year. In 2006, a National Office of Exorcism was opening Read more

The Exorcist author tells of communication with dead son

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

The author of “The Exorcist” has told an audience of signs he believes indicate his deceased teenaged son is alive beyond the grave. William P. Blatty is promoting his book titled “Finding Peter; The True Story of the Hand of Providence and Evidence of Life After Death”. Aleteia reported Mr Blatty told a Washington, DC Read more

James Holmes possessed?

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

A Catholic priest has suggested that Satan may have driven accused killer James Holmes to open fire at a Colorado cinema, continuing the religious debate over a shooting that claimed 12 lives and wounded 58 more. “Was he demon possessed? Maybe. It happens,” the Rev. Dwight Longenecker wrote at the Patheos website, where the Catholic Read more

American exorcist-in-training shares his experience

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

“I never thought I’d end up doing this, no,” admits the middle-aged priest whose unexpected path to becoming an exorcist began while saying one of his first Masses after he was ordained 15 years ago. “At the moment of consecration of the precious blood I asked the Lord to shower his blood upon the youth and Read more