Friday, March 12, 2010

Who ya gonna call?

Talk about an interesting story. I'm guessing I couldn't get an honorary membership in the Association of Exorcists.

Read about the Vatican's Chief exorcist here

A most shocking line:

"Father Gabriele Amorth, 85, who has been the Vatican's chief exorcist for 25 years and says he has dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession, said that the consequences of satanic infiltration included power struggles at the Vatican as well as "cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who are linked to the Demon".

HT: Brian M


Brother Titus said...

Creepy. My guess is that it has to be a calling, not just a membership. Then, again, you could pray that ministry into your life (not that you don't already have enough to do), and see if God brings it. Just get copies of "The Adversary" and it's sequel, dust them off good and read them, so you're prepared. You surely can't go back to being Catholic to become an exorcist (which you wouldn't need to), if God's called you to that.

Zach said...

I saw this story on Drudge and thought, "Oh brother, somebody like James White is really going to have fun with this." Although I think this fellow may be given to hyperbole, I have no doubt that there are some bad guys among the hierarchy. Always have been, always will be.

Reepicheep said...

Zach, agreed. I really don't know what to think of exorcism and the like. Demons do possess people. Scrpture shows demons being cast out. It's all very intriguing.

Woody Woodward said...

I have witnessed an exorcist and it’s a very intense and scary ordeal. When the young lady Reverend Jim Craddock was ministering to was finally able to call on Jesus, as Lord and Savior, she collapsed on the floor in total exhaustion. She was covered with perspiration and omitted a smell from her mouth that I will never forget.