What is it that the French fear so much? Exorcisms see a rise post Paris attacks
The surge in demand has led to accusations that private priests are exploiting those with psychological issues.
By Divya Kishore November 27, 2017 Excerpted from the International Business Times UK
Demand for exorcism sessions has reportedly seen a sudden surge in France with people allegedly fearing demonic entities following the deadly 2015 Paris attacks and the series of terror attacks that followed in the country and elsewhere in Europe over the past two years.
The Roman Catholic Church, which has strict norms for choosing people who can avail of their authorised exorcism sessions, have been turning away thousands of applications Continue reading
London exorcist: “All of society is subject to a demonic deception”
Combating the devil isn’t a practice reserved for exceptional cases, says exorcist Father Jeremy Davies. It’s an on-going struggle in which every soul is engaged.
October 31, 2017 K. V. Turley | Excerpted from Catholic World Report
Father Jeremy Davies has been an exorcist for many decades. At one time he was London’s only exorcist. In 1987, Cardinal Basil Hume, then archbishop of Westminster, asked Father Davies to become the diocesan exorcist. Father Davies accepted, although he admitted that he had only limited knowledge of the work previously. No doubt he was helped in Continue reading
US Bishops publish English language version of the Rite of Exorcism to make it easier for priests to drive out the devil
By Cian Molloy – 29 October, 2017 Excerpted from CatholicIreland.net
The US Bishops have published the first official English language translation of the rites of exorcism in a move designed to make it easier for priests to combat demonic possession.
Like the original Latin document, De Exorcismis et Supplicantioibus Quibusdam, which has been the official text of the ritual used by priests in the exorcism ministry across the world since 1999, the American document, Exorcisms and Related Supplications, is Continue reading
Article by Andy Bannister | excerpted from RZIM Zacharias Trust
This is an excerpt, please visit Zacharias Trust to read the complete article and footnotes
In recent weeks, the merry bunch of atheists who like to hang out on my Twitter feed have posted similar examples, my favourite being:
Atheism isn’t a claim. It’s just non-belief in the claim “There is a god”.
Since this idea is heard increasingly frequently, often when the atheist making it is asked to give reasons or evidence for their position, it’s worth taking the time to Continue reading
By Eric Metaxas , Christian Post Contributor | Sep 28, 2017 | Excerpted from The Christian Post
Sometimes, holding on to faith in God can be hard. But then again, so can holding on to faith in no God.
One of the most persistent challenges of the Christian life is doubt. The most faithful, and spiritually mature believers experience it, especially in the midst of trials, temptations, or hard questions.
Every one of us occasionally wonders whether God is Continue reading
ALAN SCHERSTUHL | OCTOBER 11, 2017 | Excerpted from The Houston Press
The biggest shock in Federica Di Giacomo’s Deliver Us, a doc tracking the everyday toil of exorcists in Sicily, comes when the priests, at last enjoying a respite from the writhing/spitting/yowling parishioners who occupy their days, admit to each other what Continue reading
BY LARRY YUDELSON October 19, 2017 | Excerpted from the New Jersey Jewish Standard
How do we know that Dr. Yossi Chajes’ “Between Worlds: Dybbuks, Exorcists, and Early Modern Judaism” is of the five best? That’s what a University of Texas professor, Dr. Brian P. Levack, wrote in his annotated list, which was published in the Wall Street Journal in 2013.
“It was very flattering to see it there,” Dr. Chajes said. Dr. Chajes, who grew up in Continue reading