Understanding demonic possession

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

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Do you believe in the Devil? If not, he’s winning

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

Exorcist director William Friedkin left completely terrified filming a real life exorcism for his new documentary

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

Real Life Exorcisms performed by Sicilian Priest

‘I am talking to you, Satan’: Real life EXORCISMS and group purgings are performed by Sicily’s notorious priest in chilling documentary footage
By Kelly Mclaughlin For Mailonline | UPDATED: 7 September 2017

An 80-year-old priest in Sicily has become the region’s most in-demand exorcist by ‘freeing’ people from possession in group purging sessions at weekly masses.
Franciscan Father Cataldo Migliazzo is able to perform exorcisms on several people at a time at his church in Palermo.
The priest was featured in an Italian documentary last year titled Deliver Us (Liberami), which will open in cinemas next month.
At the start of a special service used for purgings, he tells Continue reading

Vatican Probes Brazilian Exorcists Who ‘Made a Pact With Satan’

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

Nicaraguan Minister Arrested After Woman Dies Following Alleged Fiery Exorcism Effort

[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

How can you tell if someone is demon-possessed?

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