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Catholic Church: 'exorcists in urgent demand'


Posted on Thursday, 29 September, 2016 | Comment icon 95 comments

There has been a significant rise in demand for exorcists. Image Credit: Public Domain
A rise in occult and superstitious practices has allegedly brought about a major exorcist shortage.
According to Valter Cascioli, a psychologist and scientific consultant to the International Association of Exorcists, there has recently been a sharp rise in the number of people dabbling in the occult.

"The lack of exorcists is a real emergency," he told Italian newspaper La Stampa. "The number of people who take part in occult and satanic practices, which lead to serious physical, psychological and spiritual damages, is constantly rising."

"The number of exorcists has increased in recent years, but there are still not enough to deal with a dramatic situation that affects, above all, young people who use the Internet a lot."

According to Father Vincent Lampert, who has appeared on the TV show Paranormal Witness, and Father Gary Thomas, an exorcist whose training in Rome was documented in the book 'The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist', the problem is now also prevalent in the United States as well.

Much of this, including an increase in the number of people messing around with Ouija Boards, has been attributed to the Internet as well as to the diminishing authority of the Catholic Church.

"We're gaining all sorts of knowledge, but there's still that emptiness within us that is being filled with addictive behaviour," said Fr. Lampert. "The decline in faith goes hand in hand with the rise in evil."

Source: Telegraph | Comments (95)

Tags: Catholic Church, Exorcist


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #86 Posted by XenoFish on 26 December, 2016, 16:34
Well if I could get a job getting rid of imaginary demons where all I'd have to do is put on a show, I'd do it.
Comment icon #87 Posted by ChaosRose on 26 December, 2016, 16:52
Xeno in full Ghostbusters gear. You need one of those cool traps.
Comment icon #88 Posted by XenoFish on 26 December, 2016, 16:54
Comment icon #89 Posted by ChaosRose on 26 December, 2016, 16:55
Comment icon #90 Posted by MWoo7 on 26 December, 2016, 17:41
.... I agree with you in principle, but exorcism is endorsed by the Vampire.
Comment icon #91 Posted by ChaosRose on 26 December, 2016, 17:49
The what who?
Comment icon #92 Posted by ChaosRose on 26 December, 2016, 17:58
That guy is a character from Poltergeist 2. He was a preacher who locked his followers up in a cave, claiming the end of the world was coming. When it didn't, he set everyone on fire, including himself. There were no vampires involved.
Comment icon #93 Posted by MWoo7 on 26 December, 2016, 18:11
Funnzies, a joke, you know just for fun, yes I saw the movie. It was like this:::: I'd logged in, quickly scanned, thought [The Butler] said vampire instead of vatican and thus humor was born!
Comment icon #94 Posted by ChaosRose on 26 December, 2016, 18:13
LOL...that explains it. I was like...how did you make this vampire connection? I was racking my brain trying to imagine where it came from.
Comment icon #95 Posted by MWoo7 on 26 December, 2016, 18:31
hahaha I SECOND THAT ! TOO FUNNY CHAOSROSE"" LOL...that explains it. I was like...how did you make this vampire connection?"


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