October 16 2017 Excerpted from UCA News
Even rosaries bought in church stores can become an ‘object of curse’ if not properly blessed, he says
One of the country’s leading exorcists reminded Catholic priests to perform the blessing of sacramentals, or religious objects, properly to avoid “demonic infestation.”
Father Michell Joe Zerrudo, head exorcist of the Diocese of Cubao, said the blessing of religious objects must not be done in haste.
“Catholic priests should not take lightly the blessing of objects,” Father Zerrudo said during a talk on “spiritual warfare” in Quezon City on Oct. 11.
“When blessing sacramentals, use the (church) ritual because sorcerers use their own ritual,” said the priest, adding a warning that anything can be a source of “evil infestation.”
He said even rosaries bought in church stores can become an “object of curse” if not properly blessed by a priest.
But the rosary can also be a “very powerful” weapon against the devil.
Father Zerrudo, however, said the “best instruments” in spiritual warfare are still prayers, penance, mortification, and sacraments.
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