Wednesday, May 22, 2013


This is rather dramatic. This is an update from the AP story which I acquired from the Rorate blog:

The Rev. Gabriele Amorth, a leading exorcist for the diocese of Rome, said he performed a lengthy exorcism of his own on the man Tuesday morning and ascertained he was possessed by four separate demons. The case was related to the legalization of abortion in Mexico City, he said.

Amorth told RAI state radio that even a short prayer, without the full rite of exorcism being performed, is in itself a type of exorcism.

"That was a true exorcism," he said of Francis' prayer. "Exorcisms aren't just done according to the rules of the ritual."


I think this pope knows the power of Satan and that he prowls the world seeking the ruin of souls. The pope is Catholic and thus he truly believes in Satan! This fact will not endear him to the world and its media let alone to post-Catholics of our Church today such as the LCWR and other post-Catholic progressives!


qwikness said...


John Nolan said...

In an exorcism the priest addresses the demon directly:

Exorcizo te, omnis spiritus immunde, in nomine Dei + Patris omnipotentis, et in nomine Jesu + Christe Filii ejus, Domini et Judicis nostri, et in virtute Spiritus + Sanctti, ut discedas ab hoc plasmate Dei N ...

This is one of three exorcisms in the traditional rite of Baptism. In the new rite they have all been removed, and the so-called prayer of exorcism is not an exorcism at all. The present rite of Baptism is valid, but is so deficient that I am surprised that anyone uses it. Even the opening question (Quid petis ab Ecclesia Dei? Fidem) has been changed. I know Fr Kavanaugh would not agree, but the post-V2 changes in the sacraments and sacramentals are worse than the changes in the Mass.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

JN, I've celebrated quite a few EF baptisms (for lack of a better description) and was startled the first time I studied the ritual how directly is speaks of exorcism and over little babies yet! The current baptismal ritual limps terribly in this regard. The old ritual which allows for plenty of vernacular is much richer in movements and theology as well as ritual. But with that said, the scrutinies for those adults to be baptized at the Easter Vigil which are accomplished on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Lent and one for the baptized on the 2nd Sunday of Lent are true exorcisms and speak directly about the influence of Satan.