Exorcism by cellphone: Beating the devil in the 21st century

Excerpted from: Exorcism by cellphone: Beating the devil in the 21st century by Philip Pullella APRIL 16, 2018 | Reuters.com


  • Participants, many of them priests, will attend lectures and talks on a range of topics including witchcraft in Africa, how to tell the difference between demonic possession and mental illness, and a step-by-step guide to casting out demons.
  • Cardinal Ernest Simoni of Albania drew strong interest in the first session by citing the use of cellphones in exorcisms.

“They call me and we speak and that’s how I do it,” the 89-year-old Simoni told Reuters after his address, explaining how he would read the prayers of exorcism in Latin over the phone just as he would if performing the lengthy rite in person.

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US Exorcists: Demonic Activity on the Rise

A look at the growing need to battle the devil.

by Patti Armstrong for the National Catholic Register
INDIANAPOLIS — There is an alarming increase in demonic activity being reported by those who work in exorcism ministry, said the exorcist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Although steps are being taken to increase the number of exorcists, demand is still outpacing supply.

Father Vincent Lampert has been an exorcist for the Continue reading

Exorcism lessons are made compulsory for Spanish students – with a seminar entitled ‘The Evil’

By SIMON TOMLINSON FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 07:08 EST, 5 May 2016 | UPDATED: 12:24 EST, 5 May 2016

Students in Spain are being forced to take a new course – in exorcisms.
Their college, which is funded by the Spanish government, has called in a priest to give a seminar entitled ‘The Evil’. Father José Antonio Fortea Cucurull has previously Continue reading

3 Exorcists Share Insights on Sin, the Occult, and the Might of Jesus Christ

National Catholic Register
by Patti Armstrong 03/04/2016

 

Like a houseguest who can’t take a hint, the devil fails to leave after the welcome mat is pulled in. He is simply not someone that should ever receive an invitation.
In my recent article on the demolished house believed to be a site of demonic activity, Zak Bagans, host and executive producer of the TV show Ghost Adventures, admitted during an email interview, that Continue reading

Dufferin County minister finds his niche as an exorcist

While he contends ghosts aren’t real, Mono resident Gordon Williams says evil spirits and demons certainly are.

By Chris Halliday orangeville.com
Every time a woman asked Rev. Gordon Williams to exorcise the demons she thought were residing in her home, she cursed and kicked him out each of the three times he showed up at her house.
Despite his best efforts, the Mono minister would Continue reading

The Golden Age of Exorcism?

by Joseph P Laycock
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Texas State University
According to a 2007 Baylor Religion Survey, 48% of Americans agreed or strongly agreed in the possibility of demonic possession. And in a Pew Research Survey conducted that same year, 68% of Americans said they believe in the presence of angels and demons.

While the surveys can’t reveal what exactly people mean when they say they “believe in demons,” it’s clear that these people don’t constitute a superstitious minority. Rather, they’re a normal part of today’s religious landscape. Click here to read more of this article.

The Alabama Exorcist: Pastor who cast out demons

The Alabama Exorcist: Pastor who cast out demons founded ‘deliverance’ ministry
By Greg Garrison for Alabama.com

If you were possessed by demons and needed an exorcism, the Rev. Bill French was the man to call in Alabama.

French, who founded Advocate Ministries in 1974, was an Continue reading