Posts Tagged ‘Exorcism’

Bishop sets up exorcism squad Comments 0

Monday, October 15th, 2018

An exorcism squad has been set up in Ireland by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan. Cullinan says he is establishing a “Delivery Ministry”. One priest in Cullinan’s diocese of Waterford and Lismore will start training clerics in the practice of exorcism. Cullinan says he made the decision after receiving a number of requests for help in warding Read more

The Devil’s favourite sin Comments 0

Monday, October 1st, 2018

The Devil’s favourite sin is pride, according to Father Juan José Gallego, an exorcist from Spain. In an interview after his first decade as an exorcist, Gallego admitted in the beginning he “had a lot of fear”. “All I had to do was look over my shoulder and I saw demons… the other day I Read more

Exorcism takes longer because church lacks faith Comments 0

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Exorcism takes longer than it did in even the recent past. According to one exorcist working in Italy, the average time needed for a person to be freed from demonic influence now needs multiple meetings. In the past it was common for a person to be liberated in one session, even if the blessing lasted Read more

Vatican exorcism course facing increasing demand Comments 0

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

An exorcism course being held in Rome this week has drawn about 250 priests from dozens of countries. There is an increasing demand for exorcisms throughout the world. Topics the course covers include how to identify demonic possession, witchcraft in Africa, how to tell the difference between demonic possession and mental illness, and the rituals Read more

What is an exorcism? Comments 0

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved the English translation of “Exorcisms and Related Supplications” in 2014. The Vatican approved the translation in spring 2017. Because much of the public perception of the nature and application of exorcism is shaped by mass media, the bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship approved basic questions and answers with Read more

Exorcism rite translated for first time Comments 0

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Catholic bishops in the United States have released an official English-language translation of the ritual guide to exorcisms. The new book, ‘Exorcisms and Related Supplications’, is only available to bishops. It is possible for exorcists, other clergy, scholars and seminary professors to get copies, but they need a bishop’s permission. The translation is from the Read more

An exorcist talks about Annabelle and the power of evil Comments 0

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

Diabolical possession goes beyond science Comments 0

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Any attentive reader of the Synoptic gospels will see that Jesus works a significant amount of miracles in His ministry; when one reads St Mark, thanks to the brevity of the account, it seems that Jesus is portrayed primarily as a miracle worker, and in particular as a Messiah who comes to rescue people from Read more

Families targeted by specific demon says exorcist Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Families are targeted by a demon specialising in attacking the love that grows within marriage and family life. Exorcist Fr. César Truqui, warned everything harming the family, including divorce, pleases the devil. “A demon who specializes in the attack on the family, [is] also cited in the story of Tobias, called ‘Asmodeus,’” he said. In Read more

Pastor accused of punching church member Comments 0

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

A nurse has described a bizarre community exorcism in Auckland where a travelling pastor allegedly punched her in the face to cleanse her of demons. Ketina Chivasa, who works at Auckland City Hospital, said the close-fisted punch was so hard she became dizzy, her face swelled up and she suffered a two-day headache. “It was Read more