Exorcism in Italy a job ‘too scary’ for young priests

By James Reynolds
BBC News, Rome

“That is a possessed woman there,” says Fr Vincenzo Taraborelli as he points up to an 18th Century fresco in his Roman church. “They’re holding her with her mouth open. She has little devils coming out of her body. She’s being freed.”
It is a scene the 79-year-old priest says he knows well. For the past 27 years, Fr Taraborelli has performed exorcisms – the Catholic rite of expelling evil spirits.
He stumbled into the job when a fellow priest needed help.
“I didn’t know what it was, I hadn’t studied it,” the father says. “He told me what to do. I was totally ignorant.” Continue reading

What happens when 94 exorcists get together?

Manila handles 100 cases of demonic possession every month

by Jullie Yap Daza for the Manila Bulletin
September 18, 2016

There’s a scene from one of those movies about exorcism where the priest, a fictional Jesuit played by Anthony Hopkins, is performing the ritual when his cellphone rings. “Father” Hopkins picks up the phone with his left hand and talks into it as his outstretched right arm continues to drive out the demon that has possessed the young woman he is trying to heal and make whole again.

Years earlier, the first and most Continue reading

Why the death of Fr. Gabriel Amorth is such a loss for the Church

We need men who fear nothing except God standing up against the deconstructionists and dissenters who claim that all that happened prior to 1965 in the Church was an embarrassment.

by Brian O’Neel, September 20, 2016 Catholic World Report

This past Friday brought sad tidings, the news of the passing of yet another person of note in a year when there seems to have been a great preponderance of last breaths drawn by those who have shaped our culture and world.

And yet this passing will likely be noted by few in the world outside the Catholic Church. While unfortunate, it’s sadder that many even within the Church will take little note of the fact that this giant is no longer with us. He was a man and, more important still, a loyal follower of Christ, going wherever it was that conscience and the Magisterium told him to go.

That man is Continue reading

MEET A MODERN-DAY PASTOR WHO CASTS OUT DEMONS

by Garth Kant, from wnd.com
‘It’s real. They are real, and they are powerful.’

WASHINGTON – 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 Continue reading

PSYCHIATRIST GOES DEMON HUNTING WITH EXORCISTS

by Garth Kant from WND.com
‘Hard to deal’ with these people ‘without believing pretty strongly in world of evil spirits’

possessed-1WASHINGTON – The psychiatrist was on the phone with a priest discussing a patient when suddenly another voice appeared out of nowhere, threatened the clergyman and nastily warned, “Leave her alone, she’s ours.”

Dr. Richard Gallagher recognized the voice. It was the one that had come out of the patient when he had examined her. But she was Continue reading

HOW SKEPTIC TURNED DEMON HUNTER

christ-casting-out-demonsby Garth Kant from wnd.com

WASHINGTON – “I assure you, I didn’t know what I was doing,” the pastor confided. But he had tried everything else and nothing worked, so why not?

He had gotten nowhere trying to help a damsel in deep distress.

She was just an average American girl next door. No obvious sign of any problems. But she had a secret, and it was killing her.

She was Continue reading

A Letter from the Editor; St Michael’s Journal

As you might have noticed, St Michaels Journal publishes excerpts of articles we find on the Internet that are relative to the subject of Exorcism, we do as this as the mission of this journal is to re-educate people that evil does exist in this world, outside of the evil intentions that lurks in the hearts of some humans.  I concur with those much more learned than I who have observed that the greatest accomplishment of Satan is to convince the world that he does not exist.  Therefore my associates and I seek to Continue reading