Wife and Mother of Four Describes Experience of Possession, Exorcism| National Catholic Register

Teresa Piccola’s harrowing experience of possession and liberation through the solemn rite of exorcism is a cautionary tale that ends with great hope.

Source: Wife and Mother of Four Describes Experience of Possession, Exorcism| National Catholic Register

Writing for the National Catholic Register, Bree Dail goes on to report:

Terese Piccola suffered under so many secrets.
“On the outside, I was the perfect mother, the perfect wife,” she said. “Inside, however, I was broken — and what is worse, I thought I deserved it.”

Speaking exclusively with the Register over the last three months, Piccola related details of her life growing up in an Italian-American home in the suburbs of New York, her marriage and motherhood raising four children, and her activism in the pro-life movement and in her parish — all while quietly enduring years of psychological and emotional torture and unexplained physical ailments.

Her world was turned upside down when extraordinary diabolical phenomena began to manifest themselves as attacks not directly on her, but initially on her children. Her plight ended only after an excruciating year and a half-long battle under the guidance of a clinical psychologist — an expert in possession cases — and through the solemn rite of exorcism.

According to Dail, Ms. Piccola relates how she was sexually abused at a young age, then repeatedly raped when she was thirteen.  Apparently–like too many victims report- Continue reading

Historic Exorcism

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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
vkpatriarhat.org, uogcc.org.ua,
April 11, 2020

Abp Viganò asks bishops, priests to pray Exorcism ‘against Satan’ on Holy Saturday | News | LifeSite

Source: Abp Viganò asks bishops, priests to pray Exorcism ‘against Satan’ on Holy Saturday | News | LifeSite


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.

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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].

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Catholic Exorcisms Are Gaining Popularity in the U.S. – The Atlantic

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

American’s Requesting Exorcisms Continues to Rise – Beliefnet News


Excerpted from: American’s Requesting Exorcisms Continues to Rise; by Megan Bailey, Beliefnet News


Over the past 10 years in the United States, the number of official priest exorcists has more than quadrupled from 12 to 50.

For many of these priests, such as Father Gary Thomas who trained in Rome, it is an ongoing struggle to keep up with the demand.

Father Thomas, along with Father Vincent Lampert, discuessed with The Telegraph how the increase in drug and pornography addiction, failure of the mental healthcare system and a rise in popularity of “pagan activities”, such as using a Ouija board to summon the dead, are among the factors contributing to the huge increase in demand for exorcisms.

An expanding spiritual void in the lives of Americans, and the diminishing authority of the Church, are to blame as well, they stated.

Continue reading at Belief Net

Demand For Exorcisms On The Rise, Says One American Priest Who Conducts Them | Here & Now

The official exorcist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis says the ritual isn’t performed the way you might have seen in the movies.

Source: Demand For Exorcisms On The Rise, Says One American Priest Who Conducts Them | Here & Now | 20 April 2018 |WBUR.ORG


Demand for exorcisms is on the rise. But one practitioner says they’re not performed the way you might have seen in the movies. Continue reading

Irish priest asks for back-up as demand for exorcisms rises ‘exponentially’

An Irish priest and exorcist is asking the country’s bishops for more support after noticing a dramatic increase in demonic activity in the country.

Source: Irish priest asks for back-up as demand for exorcisms rises ‘exponentially’ Dublin, Ireland, Jan 24, 2018 Catholic News Agency


An Irish priest and exorcist is asking the country’s bishops for more support after noticing a dramatic increase in demonic activity in the Continue reading

The rise of ‘freelance’ exorcists in France


Rising demand for exorcisms is fueling an industry of freelancers who claim they can dispel evil spirits – for a fee.

By Salvatore Valeri and Koldo Bika | 31 October 2017 | Excerpted from The BBC


Demand for exorcisms – the rite of expelling evil spirits – is on the
rise in some European countries, with France leading the pack,
according to the Economist. This demand has sparked a rash of
‘freelance exorcists’: people outside the clergy who will charge 900
euros ($1,060) or more to rid clients of evil and break spells.

There are no official statistics on exorcisms in France. But the Continue reading

Psychiatrist Describes ‘Creepiest’ Exorcism Witnessed; Possessed Woman Levitated From Bed


By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter | Nov 1, 2017 |
Excerpted from The Christian Post


A prominent psychiatrist with decades of exorcism experience has shared details behind the “creepiest” case of demon possession he witnessed, in which a woman displayed unnatural strength and levitated from her bed.

Dr. Richard Gallagher, a board-certified psychiatrist who teaches at Columbia University and New York Medical College, said in an article published Tuesday in the National Catholic Register that in his 25 years as a consultant for a network of exorcists in America, the case of a woman named “Julia” remains the most disturbing. Continue reading

Lucifer, fallen angel and evil

By Corazon Damo-Santiago – October 8, 2017 | Excerpted from the Business Mirror
This is a two part series, the second section can be read here


Demons or evils exist, not only in stories or movies. The exorcists of the Catholic Church will proclaim that they do. Scriptural imagery depicted them as black, grotesque figures with horns, tails, red, fiery eyes and with claws in black tights.

The scriptures simply describe them as “roaring lions seeking people to devour.”

But their existence is a defined dogma, from the Continue reading