Excerpted from: Kate Langbroek Weirdly Chill About The Demonic Entity That Photobombed Her Selfie | By Melissa Mason
25/06/2019 | @pedestrian.tv
Here’s a fun idea – don’t rent 800-year-old anything, ever. But especially not Italian houses, like radio personality Kate Langbroek has done in beautiful Bologna. Because mates, you can bet your sweet bippy that crumbling mansion will be HAUNT(ed) AS HELL.
Kate relocated to Bologna, Italy for a gap year with her family, which is extremely cool in my opinion. What is not cool in my opinion is that they’ve chosen to rent a mansion that is absolutely haunted as fuck, a fact that’s been revealed this week after Kate uploaded a selfie with a visiting pal to Instagram featuring a terrifying ghost lady mincing about in the background. (Above the lady on the right)
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Excerpted from: Bizarre Modern Encounters with Real Gargoyles | Brent SwancerJune 19, 2019 | Mysterious Universe
All across the world sit stone demons perched atop dizzying heights to stare out across the countryside below in silent, frozen stares of contemplation, and which are collectively known as gargoyles. The term “gargoyle” is thought to come from the name of a monster in the 7th century called La Gargouille, which was said to terrorize the country of France in the region of the Seine River before being righteously slain by St Romanus, the Archbishop of Rouen. Upon the mighty beast’s death the lore has it that its head was supposedly mounted on a church to keep other monsters at bay, and from here grew the tradition of crafting the likenesses of grotesque demons out of stone in order to serve as protectors or guardians of important places. It turned into quite an architectural phenomenon, and gargoyles sprouted up all over on churches, cathedrals, or anything else that needed protection from demons and evil spirits. Gargoyles can be seen all over the world, including famously the Notre Dame in Paris and the 112 gargoyles of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C. But are these creatures merely confined to these stone apparitions eternally looking upon their domain?
In more modern times there have been sightings of what are often compared by witnesses as being distinctively like the stone gargoyles of centuries past, only living, and they seem to come from out past the fringe of the bizarre, mostly described as winged, hunched-over gruesome abominations that are hard to really categorize. One report from 2004 comes from the site Phantoms and Monsters, and concerns a witness in Bluefield, West Virginia, who had an encounter with just such a monstrosity when he was a child. He describes the area as being mostly quaint, rural farmland, and he says one day he Continue reading
EXCERPTED FROM: Fr John Corrigan: Lessons learned from an exorcism course, By Fr John Corrigan – June 13, 2019, The Catholic Weekly
If you read reports in secular media, you might conclude that the Vatican runs an annual “crash course” on exorcism which certifies 250 or so new exorcists each year.Having just returned from the so-called “Exorcism Course,” I can confirm it is nothing like that. Seven Aussies and two Kiwis attended this year’s course, and only one of us was an exorcist — an assignment he received some 40 years ago, quite independent of the Vatican course.
Most of the Australians present were priests like me, less than ten years ordained, who have recognised a deficiency in our priestly training. (In saying that, I don’t mean to criticise our seminary formation. It’s an impossible task, to condense the expanse Continue reading
Excerpted from: The Devil Lives in the Mirror | JESSICA HOOTEN WILSON | JUNE 20, 2019 | Christianity Today
I stood before the dazed librarian as she scanned each questionable title: The Death of Satan, I See Satan Fall Like Lighting, By Authors Possessed, the books about demons piling up before her. I remember my discomfort and lame apologies about what appeared to be a sinful attraction to evil. This was a Christian university library, after all, and I had a stack of demonic literature rising to evil proportions at the checkout counter.
A similar discomfort confronts me now when I sign the author’s page of my book Giving the Devil His Due—its cover depicting a half-naked demon donning a red cape. Or when a radio personality invites me on his show in the hopes that I will denounce America’s absorption with that “demonic” holiday Halloween. Extended family members often confess their demonic encounters to me, trying to convince me that The Screwtape Letters is no mere caricature but the accurate epistolary adventures of an ancient monster.
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Excerpted from: Catholic Exorcisms Are Gaining Popularity in the U.S. by MIKE MARIANI The Atlantic
The conviction that demons exist—and that they exist to harass, derange, and smite human beings—stretches back as far as religion itself. In ancient Mesopotamia, Babylonian priests performed exorcisms by casting wax figurines of demons into a fire. The Hindu Vedas, thought to have been written between 1500 and 500 b.c., refer to supernatural beings—known as asuras, but largely understood today as demons—that challenge the gods and sabotage human affairs. For the ancient Greeks, too, demonlike creatures lurked on the shadowy fringes of the human world.
But far from being confined to a past of Demiurges and evil eyes, belief in demonic possession is widespread in the United States today. Polls conducted in recent decades by Gallup and the data firm YouGov suggest that Continue reading
Excerpted from: Do People Really Get Exorcisms? | By Francisco Garcia |18 June 2019 Vice.com
The belief that demons exist is as old as religion itself, but at the end of last year it was reported that exorcisms are back in a big way. In 2017, the Catholic rite of exorcism was translated into English for the first time since being standardised in the early 17th century, and in May of this year the Vatican held a dedicated “exorcist training convention” in Rome following a sharp rise in “reports of demonic possession around the world”.
Looking into what’s caused this current “spike” throws up complex answers. What’s evident is Continue reading
A Catholic priest from the United States performed an exorcism on an Irish abortion facility to rid it of “demonic oppression.”
Excerpted from: US priest carries out exorcism outside Irish abortion clinic| by IrishCentral Staff @IrishCentral Jun 22, 2019
Last week, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, a pro-life activist known at the “Protest Priest,” led a prayer vigil outside Dr. Jim McShane’s abortion clinic in Glasthule, Dún Laoghaire, near Dublin, before performing an exorcism on the facility.
In a video posted on Facebook, Fr Imbarrato explains that he is conducting a “”exorcism of location” or “minor exorcism,” asking God to cast away evil and “demonic influence” from the clinic.
Fr Imbarrato, who holds a crucifix containing a relic of St. Patrick, begins the exorcism by saying a prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, the “Prince of the Heavenly Armies.” As he performs the exorcism, gathered pro-life protesters say the rosary.
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