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
THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS gives us a rare look at Church investigations of the supernatural — By FR JOHN BOLLAN
Excerpted from The Scottish Catholic Observer
Last week I received a phone call asking, ‘Are you still the exorcist?’ I was a little thrown off by the question, but not perhaps as much as you might imagine. What threw me off was the out-of-the-blue nature of the query: fans of Star Wars will recognise my reaction if I say I had a ‘Ben Kenobi moment,’ as the character originally played by Alec Guinness gets called by a name he hasn’t heard for ages.
For indeed I was the exorcist, but Continue reading
William Friedkin revealed the sacred rite is even more terrifying in reality after he filmed one as part of his latest documentary The Devil and Father Amorth
By Guy Birchall 4th September 2017, From The Sun UK
William Friedkin shot the the iconic horror flick back in 1973 but had never seen the genuine article until he embarked on his latest project.
In his documentary “The Devil and Father Amorth” the director follows the Vatican’s resident exorcist for the Diocese of Rome.
The movie was screened at the Venice Film Festival where the 82-year-old American director told of his experiences with the Catholic priest. Continue reading
BY FELIX N. CODILLA III , CHRISTIAN POST CONTRIBUTOR
Jun 20, 2017
The Vatican is looking into a group of exorcists who made a pact with Satan on climate change and the death of Pope Francis. This came about after a video of the Brazil-based group, known as Heralds of the Gospel, emerged online that revealed chilling information of a cataclysmic event and the pontiff’s death.
The devil worshippers look up to their former leader, Dr. Plinio Correa de Oliveira, who they believe is in close contact with Satan, after his death in 1995. Currently, they are led by 77-year-old João Scognamiglio Clá Dias who reportedly resigned as superior general last week but continues to be the “father” of the institute.
The footage was taken at an occasion called “a gathering of priests to share experiences of exorcism” that was attended by about 60 of the occult’s priests. In the video, Dias was shown listening to one member read from a transcript of a purported conversation between the exorcists and the devil.
The transcript described Continue reading
[From the Editor of St. Michaels Journal: the readers of this blog surely have by now noticed that we seldom if ever post links to news reports of Exorcisms gone horribly wrong, likewise we seldom report stories that appear to be more–shall we say–sensational as it is not our position to cheapen the Rite of Exorcism. At this juncture, after reading numerous reports over the years of horrible examples of this ancient rite going bad, I feel compelled to remind everyone that regardless of if it is a Catholic Priest or a Protestant minister performing the Exorcism, diligence must be taken to ensure that the victim is not harmed further by the exorcism or those involved. This is a very serious rite of the church and only those trained by an experienced exorcist should perform the rite and no one else should undertake this potentially dangerous experience.
Nicaraguan Minister Arrested After Woman Dies Following Alleged Fiery Exorcism EffortBy Heather Clark from Christian news dot net
MANAGUA, Nicaragua — A Nicaraguan minister was arrested this past week after a woman died following an exorcism attempt that resulted in burns on more than 80 percent of her body.
Juan Gregorio Rocha Romero, 23, claims that Vilma Trujillo Garcia, 25, threw herself in the fire during the exorcism, but the woman’s husband asserts that it was Romero and others who stripped her naked and rolled her over into the flames. read the rest of this story at christiannews.net
‘It’s real. They are real, and they are powerful.’
by GARTH KANT World Net Daily
She was the world’s only fat and ugly fashion model.
Or so she thought. The mirror said otherwise. But no one could convince her. In reality, she was slender and stunning. Extremely in demand. Extremely successful. Extremely well paid. She lived the “good life” so many only dream about – rich, successful and beautiful. But she was bedeviled by an illusion.
She couldn’t see Continue reading
British priests blame HARRY POTTER for rise of demonic possessions and claim exorcists are working overtime: Expert exorcists have also blamed drinking and pornography
BY SARA KAMOUNI 24th September 2016 The Sun United Kingdom
TWO of the Catholic Church’s top exorcists have revealed you could be giving the Devil access to your body – with drinking, using porn and watching HARRY POTTER all blamed for a recent rise in exorcisms.
The unnamed priests told The Times that our obsession with all things supernatural and a decline in Christian practice has led to more and more people asking priests to exorcise demons from them or their homes.
However, they added that Continue reading