From the increased curiosity in New Age/Occult subjects to the Satanic music of people such as Lady Gaga, Rhianna, and others….it is no wonder that the increasing of possessions are on the rise.
The warnings of this kind of event increasing of informed clergy began around 2008 and has steadily gained more attention.
And to put it mildly…Satanic worshippers are a reality. They come in the church and steal the Blessed Sacrament in order to use it in a ‘black mass’, explained Father Gary Thomas, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Saratoga, Calf, and the exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose.
In fact, Father Thomas says, “If I don’t know them, I’ll say, ‘Excuse me, will you please finish consuming the body of Christ in my presence?” he said.
Such evidence proves that this is not to be taken lightly. People want to brush this off as just speculation but the truth is that the battle between the good and evil takes place daily and is increasing.
Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Ill attends a Conference of Bishops addressing the increased demand of exorcisms at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriot in Harbor East area.
‘Hi, deliver me from evil’: Catholic Church sets up an exorcist hotline to deal with demand
The Catholic Church has established an exorcist hotline in Milan, its biggest diocese, to cope with demand. Monsignor Angelo Mascheroni, the diocese’s chief exorcist since 1995, said the curia had also appointed twice as many exorcists to cope with a doubling in the number of requests for help over 15 years.
“We get many requests for names, addresses and phone numbers; that’s why we’ve set up a switchboard in the curia from Monday to Friday from 2.30pm to 5pm,” he told the chiesadimilano website.
“People in need can call and will be able to find a priest in the same area who doesn’t have to travel too far.” And to that end, the number of demon-busting priests on call has increased from six to 12.
The Monsignor said he knew of one exorcist who had been seeing up to 120 people a day. “But with so little time per client he was only able to offer a quick blessing. That’s not enough,” he said. ”There should be two to four appointments a day, no more, otherwise it’s too much.”
It’s not clear why the number of suspected possessions has risen so sharply. But Monsignor Mascheroni said that part of the increase might be explained by the rising numbers of parents having difficulty controlling disobedient teenagers.
“Usually the parents call [because they are] concerned about a child who won’t go to school or who’s taking drugs or rebelling. In reality it’s not a demon, but when they’re 18 years old young people don’t want to be told what to do.”
He warned that many worried and vulnerable people were at risk from charlatans. “Magicians demand money; we … give our time, give benediction … all for free. It couldn’t be any other way.”
The Monsignor said that all those who sought help were welcomed. But he added: “The real diabolical phenomena, at least in my experience, are very rare.” He said that “mental phenomena, mental and psychiatric disorders” were often to blame for unusual behaviour.
Not all Catholic exorcists take such a pragmatic approach, however. Father Gabriele Amorth, who was the Vatican’s chief exorcist for 25 years, claims to have dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession.
Father Amorth said that sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church were proof that “the Devil is at work inside the Vatican”. He also claimed that satanic behaviour lay behind Vatican attempts to “cover up” the deaths of Alois Estermann, then commander of the Swiss Guard, his wife and another Swiss Guard, Corporal Cedric Tornay, in 1998.
Father Amorth also took a dim view of fantasy novels and yoga. Practising the latter, he once warned, was “satanic; it leads to evil just like reading Harry Potter”.
The act of exorcism: Catholic practice
Defined by the Catholic Encyclopaedia as “the act of driving out, or warding off, demons, or evil spirits, from persons, places, or things which are believed to be possessed or infested by them, or are liable to become victims or instruments of their malice,” exorcism has been practised by the Church for centuries, but its use has increased dramatically over the last half century.
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The REALLY sad part of all this is that yes, it is true, BUT we have clergy and others who CHARGE money to exorcise demons! Seriously! And then, we have those who write books about spiritual warfare and how to battle it and CHARGE for it! Amazing the amount of diabolic footwork in this world.
Use what Jesus Christ said….
1 Tim 4:1
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you
When we pray over a person who has a demon, asking the Lord to remove it, we are basically asking Him to do something that He told us to do:
Matthew 10:7-8, “And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”