Midnight In The Desert — exorcism

The Vatican Is Training More Exorcists, With Reports of Demonic Possession Soaring

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The Vatican Is Training More Exorcists, With Reports of Demonic Possession Soaring

The Vatican has reportedly set up a new exorcism training course amid soaring demand for priests trained to rid people of demonic possession. Sicilian priest and trained exorcist Benigno Palilla told Vatican Radio that demand for priests trained in exorcism had tripled in recent years, with 500,000 alleged cases now recorded in Italy annually. He attributed the rise to the popularity of fortune tellers and tarot cards, which he said “open the door to the devil and to possession.” However, he noted that many cases of apparent possession were in fact caused by spiritual or psychological problems. Palilla expressed concern...

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Pope Francis: In Case of ‘True Spiritual Disturbances,’ Call an Exorcist

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Pope Francis: In Case of ‘True Spiritual Disturbances,’ Call an Exorcist

A careful distinction must be made between psychological problems and “true spiritual disturbances,” Pope Francis said Friday, but in the latter case, an exorcist should be called in. Speaking to participants in a course on the sacrament of confession, Pope Francis said that priests hearing confessions should exercise attentive discernment, because those confessing their sins “can come from the most varied situations.” The person going to confession “may have spiritual disturbances, whose nature must be subjected to careful discernment,” Francis told the priests taking the course, “while taking into account all the existential, ecclesial, natural and supernatural circumstances.” When a...

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After 6,000 Exorcisms, Priest Says ‘The Devil Is Afraid of Me’

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After 6,000 Exorcisms, Priest Says ‘The Devil Is Afraid of Me’

A Mexican priest who has performed more than 6,000 exorcisms in his 40-year career says that he does not fear the devil, because the devil is afraid of him. In a recent interview, exorcist Father Francisco López Sedano insisted that the devil exists and that he is not a mere personification of evil but an actual being. “Jesus often confronted Satan himself and spoke with him,” he said. “You do not talk with a thing, you talk to a person.” The priest, who normally treats three to five cases a day, says that he has personally spoken with the devil...

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William Peter Blatty, 'Exorcist' Author, Dead at 89

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William Peter Blatty, 'Exorcist' Author, Dead at 89

Pictured Above - "The Exorcist" author William Peter Blatty, Linda Blair, and William Friedkin, the film's director. Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie The Exorcist, has died at the age of 89, the AP reports. Blatty died Thursday at a hospital in Bethesda, Md., of multiple myeloma, per his widow, Julie Alicia Blatty. Inspired by an incident in a Washington suburb that Blatty had read about while in college, The Exorcist was published in 1971, followed two years...

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Babysitter looks at monitor, sees baby in a handstand

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Babysitter looks at monitor, sees baby in a handstand

It looks like a scene straight out of a horror movie, but this was real life. this is my 1st time babysitting & idk where i went wrong but my niece is currently asleep on her head do i call the parents or the exorcist pic.twitter.com/bGaTCFSiCz— Mikaela Long (@MikaelaLong) October 9, 2016 Mikaela Long posted a photo on Twitter of a baby monitor showing her niece sleeping while in a handstand. Long, who has amassed a following on Twitter for being a popular Vine personality, wrote it was her first time babysitting. “Do I call the parents or the exorcist?”...

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