Recognizing the difference between a person who’s possessed and a person struggling with a mental illness or other infirmity is a vital part of the ministry of exorcism, according to a long-time exorcist and priest. Father Cipriano de Meo, who has been an exorcist since 1952, told CNA’s Italian agency ACI Stampa that typically, a person is not possessed but is Continue reading
BY DAVID MAHER for the Mirror UK
The Catholic Church has specially-trained priests who are ready to perform EXORCISMS.
The Catholic clergy in Ireland has a number of demon-fighting clerics ready to cast out evil spirits who possess people.
They have carried out actual exorcisms in the past – though incidences are rare, the Irish Mirror reports .
A Church statement said: ”Church law requires that Continue reading
by WILLIAM FRIEDKIN for Vanity Fair
Sunday morning, May 1 of this year, was Father Amorth’s 91st birthday, but he had no plans to celebrate. He awoke just after dawn, said his usual morning prayers and one to Joseph of Cupertino, a 17th-century saint, and another to the late Father Candido Amantini, his mentor. Clutching a walking aid, he shuffled from his cell-like room to the dining room on the third floor of the Paulist Fathers residence, south of Rome’s historic center.
After his usual breakfast of caffè latte and biscotti, Father Amorth returned to his room, which had Continue reading
by Mike Pelton for RTV6 The Indy Channel
INDIANAPOLIS — A Brownsburg priest says the number of people requesting exorcisms is at an all-time high.
Father Vincent Lampert is an exorcist priest based out of St. Malachy Parish. He was appointed to his role by bishops of the Catholic church. Continue reading
‘It’s real. They are real, and they are powerful.’
by GARTH KANT World Net Daily
She was the world’s only fat and ugly fashion model.
Or so she thought. The mirror said otherwise. But no one could convince her. In reality, she was slender and stunning. Extremely in demand. Extremely successful. Extremely well paid. She lived the “good life” so many only dream about – rich, successful and beautiful. But she was bedeviled by an illusion.
She couldn’t see Continue reading
by Aaron Maxwell • ChurchMilitant.com • October 17, 2016
Calls for exorcism in Italy are sharply on the rise, with some church experts even calling the shortage of exorcists an “emergency.”
Father Vincenzo Taraborelli, the new Vatican head exorcist who replaced recently deceased Fr. Gabriele Amorth, says the request for exorcisms in Italy this year alone have exceeded 500,000, and there are not enough exorcists to fulfill the demand.
He commented, “There are only nine of us left and many more are needed. We need other priests like me to meet the needs of so many families.” Father Vincenzo he sees about 30 people a day.
Valter Cascioli, a psychologist and scientific consultant to the International Association of Exorcists, commented, Continue reading
PATTI ARMSTRONG 10/20/2016
National Catholic Register
“People think they have to do something extraordinary, but it is actually the very ordinary things that build up graces and offer protection. If a Catholic is praying, going to Mass, and receiving the sacraments, then the devil is already on the run.”
The battle rages on against “the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil” (Ephesians 6:12). The devil’s main activity is tempting us to sin but that rarely rankles us. It’s when things go bump in the night that people are shaken up.
If the devil is making his presence felt, an exorcist is often called Continue reading