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
Posted at Sep 02 2017 ABS-CBN News
In this day and age, cases of demonic possession are usually dismissed as mere superstition.
But for the Catholic Church, dealing with the presence of the devil requires the special ministry of exorcism. However, not all cases of demonic possession manifest the full control of the devil.
In some, the devil may simply influence the life or body of the person.
Fr. Michell Joe Zerrudo, the sole exorcist in the Diocese of Cubao, Quezon City explains different Continue reading
BY RICARDO SALUDO ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 The Manila Times
Wendell Talibong has one of the toughest, most dangerous jobs on earth.
The fortysomething battles ruthless enemies impervious to any weapon made by man, whose sole goal is to enslave, corrupt, and destroy people, body, mind, heart and soul.
One time, while Talibong was hurrying to his home city of Ozamiz to succor an elderly woman under a repeat assault, the enemy thrashed his vehicle with a coconut tree trunk thrown like a projectile.
His teenage son suffered grave head injuries, and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Miraculously, the boy revived, 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
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
Rome, Italy, Nov 10, 2016 from Info-Europa.com
Recognizing the difference between a person who’s possessed and a person struggling with a mental illness or other infirmity is a vital part of the ministry of exorcism, according to a long-time exorcist and priest. Father Cipriano de Meo, who has been an exorcist since 1952, told CNA’s Italian agency ACI Stampa that typically, a person is not possessed but is Continue reading
BY DAVID MAHER for the Mirror UK
The Catholic Church has specially-trained priests who are ready to perform EXORCISMS.
The Catholic clergy in Ireland has a number of demon-fighting clerics ready to cast out evil spirits who possess people.
They have carried out actual exorcisms in the past – though incidences are rare, the Irish Mirror reports .
A Church statement said: ”Church law requires that Continue reading