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Catholic Church: 'exorcists in urgent demand'

By T.K. Randall
September 29, 2016 · Comment icon 97 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 (97)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #88 Posted by XenoFish 6 years ago
Comment icon #89 Posted by ChaosRose 6 years ago
 
Comment icon #90 Posted by MWoo7 6 years ago
....    I agree with you in principle, but exorcism is endorsed by the Vampire.
Comment icon #91 Posted by ChaosRose 6 years ago
The what who?
Comment icon #92 Posted by ChaosRose 6 years ago
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 6 years ago
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 6 years ago
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 6 years ago
hahaha I SECOND THAT ! TOO FUNNY CHAOSROSE"" LOL...that explains it. I was like...how did you make this vampire connection?"
Comment icon #96 Posted by Monzaria 6 years ago
A good read is anything from Father Malachi Martin. He use to be a Vatican Exorcist till he started complaining about the changes in the Vatican that helps the interests of the Satanic. Most of his books are non-fiction. He did write Windswept House as fiction, about the Vatican solidifying their pact with Lucifer by performing a ritual in the 1970 in St. Peters. Let's just say that book and him calling out on the hypocricy of the Vatican ended his "Vatican Approved" Exorcist title. There aren't a shortage of Exorcists since there aren't many true possessions to demand more, most of them are N... [More]
Comment icon #97 Posted by Calibeliever 6 years ago
Thanks for this. I was vaguely aware of him in the 90's but my interest is piqued again. I'll be reading these soon.


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