Exorcism: A Cottage Industry???


What is it that the French fear so much? Exorcisms see a rise post Paris attacks

The surge in demand has led to accusations that private priests are exploiting those with psychological issues.

By Divya Kishore November 27, 2017 Excerpted from the International Business Times UK


Demand for exorcism sessions has reportedly seen a sudden surge in France with people allegedly fearing demonic entities following the deadly 2015 Paris attacks and the series of terror attacks that followed in the country and elsewhere in Europe over the past two years.

The Roman Catholic Church, which has strict norms for choosing people who can avail of their authorised exorcism sessions, have been turning away thousands of applications Continue reading

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5 Facts about Satan you may not know


5 Facts about Satan you may not know

Can he predict the future? Move objects across the room?

by Philip Kosloski | Oct 29, 2017 | Excerpted from Aleteia.org


Satan and his demon followers are mysterious figures of the spiritual realm. They torment us on a daily basis, though usually their actions are invisible to the eye.

Scripture has much to tell us about Satan and his minions, and over the centuries the Church has grown in its understanding of these malevolent spiritual beings.

Here are five facts that help shed more light on these dark creatures

What was Satan before his fall into darkness?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church affirms, “The Church teaches Continue reading

Exorcising the devil is now an English language exercise


US Bishops publish English language version of the Rite of Exorcism to make it easier for priests to drive out the devil

By Cian Molloy – 29 October, 2017 Excerpted from CatholicIreland.net


The US Bishops have published the first official English language translation of the rites of exorcism in a move designed to make it easier for priests to combat demonic possession.

Like the original Latin document, De Exorcismis et Supplicantioibus Quibusdam, which has been the official text of the ritual used by priests in the exorcism ministry across the world since 1999, the American document, Exorcisms and Related Supplications, is 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

I was possessed BY A DEMON: Shocking claim evil spirit took over man’s body

EXCLUSIVE: A “possessed” man has said he faced sheer terror after an “evil demon took over control of his body.”
By JON AUSTIN, Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 | Excerpted from The Express UK


Gert Brouwer said he was left unable to breathe and a neighbour had to rescue him after the paranormal monster took control of him when he was aged 21.

He made the astonishing claim at the Paraforce UK paranormal convention in Witham, Essex.

Mr Brouwer, who was visiting from the Netherlands, told the stunned audience that in the year before his possession, a terrible series of events happened. Continue reading

WHY ATHEISM IS A BELIEF SYSTEM

Article by Andy Bannister | excerpted from RZIM Zacharias Trust

This is an excerpt, please visit Zacharias Trust to read the complete article and footnotes


In recent weeks, the merry bunch of atheists who like to hang out on my Twitter feed have posted similar examples, my favourite being:

Atheism isn’t a claim. It’s just non-belief in the claim “There is a god”.

Since this idea is heard increasingly frequently, often when the atheist making it is asked to give reasons or evidence for their position, it’s worth taking the time to Continue reading