The parents of a 4-year-old Missouri girl allegedly killed by neighbours to remove a “demon” pleaded not guilty Monday to charges connected to the case.Mary S. Mast, 29, and James A. Mast, 28, both of Lincoln, Missouri, were charged Thursday with felony child endangerment resulting in death and are jailed without bond. They don’t yet have attorneys.
During their arraignments Monday, Associate Judge Mark Brandon Pilley also denied the couple’s request to attend the girl’s funeral, according to online court records. A bond hearing was scheduled for Jan. 5.The couple’s other children, a 2-year-old son and an infant, were placed in protective custody, Benton County Sheriff Eric Knox said in a news release.
The girl was found dead at the family home on Dec. 20. Knox said she had been severely beaten and dunked in an icy pond as part of what appeared to be a “religious-type episode.”
Across-the-road neighbours Ethan Mast, 35, and Kourtney Aumen, 21, were charged last week with second-degree murder and other offences. Both are jailed without bond. Ethan Mast is not believed to be related to James and Mary Mast, Knox said.
Both families attend the same church, but Knox said that the actions involving the girl are not condoned by the church, which he declined to name.
In January of 2013, this ministry established this blog as a means to educate lay people about the very real ministry of Exorcism. We believe that evil entities do frequently oppress people and in rare cases possess them leading them to preform horrendous acts. From the onset of this publication we have maintained that Exorcism is a religious rite, one that should be only performed by trained, ordained Christian ministers and not by well meaning laity. Admittedly we have been reluctant to post links to articles that report the travesty of lay people and in some cases ministers that physically abuse the presumed victim causing harm, hospitalization and in some cases death. We do not see such events as legitimate religious rites, as by tradition Exorcism consists of a series of prayers found to remove offensive spirits. Under no condition is an Exorcist to “beat the devil out’ of the victim. Physical harm in no way encourages an entity to leave but rather gives it a reason to persist as its goal is to see the victims suffer.
When possible, it is our intention to bring light to these events in which innocent victims suffer at the hands of those who quite possibly are themselves possessed.
Practically in our back yard, we find a case in Benton County Missouri; the following excerpt is reported by Ozarksfirst.com, a local CBS affiliate.
Court documents say an investigator with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the scene and found the father of the four-year-old girl to ask him what happened. The father showed the investigator his daughter.
The investigator saw the four-year-old girl wrapped up in a pink blanket on the floor. Court records say she had several purple bruises from her neck to her feet. The investigator found that the bruising appeared to be belt marks.
The investigator then asked the man where the rest of his family was in the house. Court documents say the mother and their two-year-old son had severe bruising. The family has another infant and he had no injuries.
The deputy asked the father how these injuries happened. He told the deputy that people who lived across the road, Mast and Aumen, caused the injuries. According to the PC statement, the two went to the family’s house that morning around 8 a.m. and beat the two-year-old.
The father told authorities that the beatings have been happening for about two weeks. He also told police that he was beaten with a wooden spoon two days earlier.
“I asked how he could let people do this to his family, and he stated that they were told (the mother) had a “demon” inside her, and her children would end up just like her if it was not taken care of,” court documents say.
The father said that Mast and Aumen threatened him and said if he did not comply, someone would get shot. The father also told police that if he or his wife provided aid or comfort to the children or themselves, it would be a sin, and satan would come.
Mast and Aumen told investigators during interviews after being arrested that they did beat the children and their mother. They also said they forced the mother and daughter to a pond where more assaults occurred.
Please, tell everyone you know, demonic possession is rare and Exorcism should only be performed by trained ministers and then as a last resort after all other means of treatments are exhausted. Do not attempt to Exorcise a demon from a person or place if you are not ordained as a minister, to do so is to invite destruction upon yourself and possibly great harm to those you think you are helping.
Guest post by Bill Hennessy
Father Chad Ripperger, a leading Catholic exorcist and author of numerous books on possession, demonic oppression, and deliverance prayers, says the American left appears to be cooperating with demons. ### We’ve Seen Demonic Influence All Year The Gateway Pundit reported in September that Antifa and Black Lives Matter appeared to be getting preternatural help from the forces of evil.
Then, in October, we learned and reported that Black Lives Matters regularly call on evil spirits to give them power and knowledge.
Now, Fr. Chad Ripperger confirms that even the mainstream media mimic a demonic possession or oppression. In a recent episode of the US Grace Force podcast, Fr. Ripperger said:
“you know when they [people]… get caught in something or when their shame is revealed about the sin that they’ve committed, they sometimes become very vociferous and very angry about it and try and push the envelope even more.
Asked how the devil is operating in the United States right now, Fr. Ripperger said:
I think he’s using people quite a bit. I think that’s the principle difficulty—that we have people who are, for lack of a better way of putting it, that **they’re basically in league with him [the devil]**, they actually believe the same things that he does. **They want the same goals.**
Further, the exorcist tells us Democrats and the media are behaving precisely like demons who are losing their grip on the possessed by claiming rights they do not have:
Can you be harmed by a curse placed on you? The answer could depend on whether you are in a state of grace, according to Father Theophilus (not his real name), an exorcist in the Mountain West who spoke with the Register about the importance of spiritual protection. Without grace, according to him, a person is largely defenseless against any sort of spell.
He shared a story of a man suffering from a fortuna. A fortuna in voodoo witchcraft is a spell to give someone good fortune.
“A woman infatuated with a man can ask for a love curse to be put on him so that he will become infatuated with her,” Father Theophilus explained. The man who came to Father Theophilus for help was suffering from a sudden obsession with a woman at work. “The woman received the cursed stuff and made a cake out of it, brought it to him on his birthday, he ate it, and he was suddenly obsessed with thoughts of adultery with her. The man had never found the co-worker attractive and had not even noticed her before. It started on his birthday, after she had brought him some cake. He loved his wife but had suddenly become obsessed with that woman.”
Father Theophilus helped the man by working with him to develop a strong prayer life and get back to church and the sacraments to avail himself of God’s grace.
“In the state of grace, we have spiritual immunity,” he said. He also recommended sacramentals such as holy water and blessed objects that move us towards grace. “There are so many curses that bounce off you because your Catholic immune system is strong,” Father Theophilus said. “This man was not strong; he had nothing to check the curse at the door.” Father Theophilus said that with lives focused on God, we can be confident of his protection.
Who is at Risk?
Anyone not in a state of grace is at risk. A dramatic example is a curse placed on a Gary, Indiana, woman that drew international attention several years ago when bizarre supernatural occurrences plagued her family — some of it witnessed and documented by people in the medical and law enforcement community. It began after an ex-boyfriend put a curse on her.
The culture’s move away from faith and church, with a parallel move into the occult, is a dangerous combination, creating a spiritual vulnerability for those not in a relationship with God. Pagans, the leading group being Wiccans, now outnumber Presbyterians and have been fueled by celebrity practitioners. For instance, Tom Brady made public last year that his wife engages in witchcraft on his behalf.
Although some branches of Wicca claim they do not cast harmful spells, “harmful” is a relative word. Consider that witches around the country called for a hex to be placed on President Trump in 2017 and another call went out in 2018 to place a curse on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. In both cases, there was a huge prayer response to counteract the evil that witches considered good. This is not to say that occult practitioners can control the world with their spells, but it points to the existence of supernatural spiritual warfare.
Continue reading at the National Catholic Register
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s archbishop plans to conduct an exorcism Oct. 17 at the site of a now-toppled statue of St. Junipero Serra at St. Rafael Mission Church in San Rafael.
Just the saint’s feet are left after the statue on church property was vandalized and desecrated Oct. 12 by what Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone described as a “small, violent mob,” who he hopes will be prosecuted for attacking the statue.
The vandalism took place Oct. 12 — Columbus Day, or Indigenous Peoples Day as the holiday is now called in some cities and states, including California — during what was at first a peaceful protest held at St. Rafael Mission Church, the archbishop said, but then some participants became violent and destroyed the statue.“
Once again, this time at St. Raphael Parish, a statue of St. Junipero Serra was mindlessly defaced and toppled by a small, violent mob,” Archbishop Cordileone said in an Oct. 13 statement. “This kind of behavior has no place in any civilized society.”
He said the police arrested five “of the perpetrators,” but “what happens next is crucial.”
“If these are treated as small property crimes, it misses the point: The symbols of our faith are now under attack not only on public property, but now on our own property and even inside of our churches,” he said. “We cannot allow a small unelected group of lawbreakers to decide what sacred symbols we Catholics or other believers may display and use to foster our faith. This must stop.”
In response to a growing furor surrounding their decision to sell Ouija Boards at an incredibly low price, a chain of discount stores in England have pulled the controversial items from shelves. The British equivalent to an American dollar store, Poundland made headlines last week when it was discovered that their seasonal offerings for Halloween included a Ouija Board. The problematic product priced at merely a pound quickly sparked concerns among people online who feared that children could easily get their hands on the cheap Ouija Boards.
While it would seem that the Ouija Board backlash simply served as some good publicity for Poundland this Halloween season, the company was finally forced to take action when the issue went beyond the world of social media and a number of prominent figures, including a high profile religious figure and a member of Parliament, spoke out against the spirit boards. Announcing that they would no longer sell the items in stores, a spokesperson for the chain reportedly explained that “we had a message from the spirits to make the handful that were left vanish.”
Excerpted from: Continue reading at Coast to Coast AM
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Historic exorcism – April 11, 2020
During Holy Week, Abp. Viganò called on Catholic bishops and priests to join him on the Great Saturday at 3pm and to pray together with him the exorcism of Pope Leo XIII. This Pope had a vision: “In the place where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has been set up as the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety…” The image of the terrible desecration of St. Peter’s Basilica by the pagan Pachamama idol emerges in our minds. The pandemic and the fact that Catholics have been deprived of Holy Mass and the Sacraments are viewed by many as a punishment not only for this defilement but also for heresies and apostasy deep in the heart of the Church.
The Great Saturday is the day when we remember Our Lord Jesus Christ as He descended into Hades to free the souls of the Fathers from Satan’s chains. Abp. Viganò warned of the extraordinary seriousness of the current situation not only because of the pandemic but mainly because of the tragic apostasy within the Church.
There is no human solution. In this most critical situation, Abp. Viganò pointed out the focus of infection, and that is the devil himself and his angels occupying the heart of the Church. He therefore called for collective exorcism.
The bishops and priests of the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate (BCP) do not name Bergoglio (invalid Pope Francis) in the Divine Liturgy and are not in unity with him. The Exorcism against Satan and the Apostate Angels – demons – was recited at the appointed time in the seven monasteries of the Patriarchate.
A short testimony from one of the monasteries: Exorcism and songs of praise which followed it lasted an hour. It was not a mere recitation of the Latin text. We often stopped and repeated an authoritative statement of God’s power several times. Then there was a pause, and we cried out to God in the power of the Spirit, that His omnipotence, through the word spoken, bound the power of the devil so that the Church would again become the salt and the light to the world rather than a false light leading to perdition.
The one whom Jesus gave us from the cross as our mother, saying, “Behold, your mother!” was our great help and protection in this spiritual struggle. Together with her we stood against Satan and his fallen angels, demons.
After exorcism, the question arose: Did it make a significant breakthrough in the Church? It definitely did! However, this does not mean that it will be immediately visible in the external world. The breakthrough was made in the spiritual world, starting at 3pm on April 11, 2020.
Good Friday at Calvary marked a historic turning point – the devil was defeated! Nevertheless, the work of salvation will only be completed by Christ’s final victory at His Second Coming at the end of history. Meanwhile, we are going through the time of test and trials, being influenced by original sin – spiritual poison and deceived by the world and the devil. But if we follow Jesus, who is the way, we are conquerors with Him. If we stray from this way and enter upon the path of heresies and apostasy – the path of Bergoglio’s antichurch – the devil prevails.
What was the point of that exorcism? Satan was not yet definitively bound; this will only happen at the end of the ages. This exorcism was a spiritual breakthrough, when the Spirit of God entered into the core of the Church occupied by Satan, and spiritual revival begins. How God will accomplish it in the external world and how long this process will last is a secret for the time being, but it is no secret that this breakthrough has already been made. Now it depends on each bishop, each priest and each common believer what spirit they will cooperate with, whether with the Spirit of Christ or with the spirit of Bergoglio and his Pachamama.
We can see an analogy in Vatican Council II. It also made a hidden spiritual breakthrough, but in a negative sense. That breakthrough did not manifest itself immediately; it is only now that we reap its fruits.
The exorcism was performed by several bishops and priests, but the revival process requires participation of every sincere Catholic, be it by prayer or repentance.
(submitted by) + Timothy
Secretary Bishop of the BCP
April 11, 2020
Editor’s note: The following call from Archbishop Viganò is intended for clergy rather than laity, as he indicates.
April 9, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – On October 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 Saint Michael the Archangel to be said at the end of Mass. He also composed an Act of Exorcism and ordered it to be inserted into the Roman Ritual, and explicitly mentioned what he had seen: “The Church, the Spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, has been filled with bitterness and inebriated with poison by her crafty enemies, who have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the place where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has been set up as the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered.”
In these modern times of terrible tribulation, when the pandemic has deprived Catholics of Holy Mass and the Sacraments, the Evil One has gone into a frenzy and multiplied his attacks to tempt souls into sin. These blessed days of Holy Week, which used to be the ideal time to go to Confession to prepare ourselves for our Easter Communion, now see us locked inside our houses, but they cannot stop us praying to Our Lord.
I should like to ask you all to pray together, using the form given by Leo XIII, the Exorcism against Satan and the Apostate Angels (Exorcismus in Satanam et angelos apostaticos, Rituale Romanum, Tit. XII, Caput III), at three o’clock in the afternoon, Roman time (15:00 hours, Central European Summer Time) on Saturday April 11, 2020, so we can all fight together the common enemy of the whole human race [Latin here, English here].
An exorcist based in Oregon and who belongs to a splinter Catholic group has stated that incidents of demonic possession are “getting darker” in recent years.
James Cloud, a former Anglican who is presently an Archbishop in the Advent Catholic Church, gave an interview with Emily Burris of the Portland-based KOIN 6 after reportedly performing an exorcism.
“If I hadn’t seen half the stuff I’ve seen in life, I wouldn’t believe it, either — until it actually happens,” said Cloud, who is also a licensed counselor, to KOIN in a story published last week.“
Throughout the scriptures, we see examples of angels interacting on Earth — devils and Satan himself interacting on Earth.”
Cloud explained to the local media outlet that he feared that too many churches gave a “very sanitized” approach to spiritual life that omitted possessions, with the exorcist claiming that he was kicked out of the Anglican Church for his focus on spiritual warfare.
Cloud also told KOIN that, as a mental health professional, he first looks for rational explanations for the problems that his patients are experiencing.
Continue reading this article at: Oregon-based exorcist says demonic possession cases ‘are getting darker’ – The Christian Post
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)