Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What Happens at Exorcism School?

At a recent exorcism conference in Baltimore, Maryland, bishops and priests discussed demons, devils, and the need for proper exorcism training.
The exorcism conference was closed-door. The October conference, in Baltimore, Maryland, preceding a conference of US Catholic bishops, was attended by 56 bishops and 66 priests. The bishops were the novelty. There is a small annual conference on exorcism, but only a few priests attend. The conference focused on the details of the rite of exorcism, and "the reality of demonic manifestations in our society", a participant said.

While all Catholic priests can theoretically perform exorcism, very few American priests are trained to do so. The conference, intended to remedy the shortfall, was organised by Bishop Thomas Paprocki, chair of the Bishops' committee on canonical affairs and church governance. "I thought it went well," he said. "We had lots of bishops, and lots of priests." Read more


dave said...

Great stuff...i have done a number of exorcisms and boy is it hard work..just a warning for those wanting to perform exorcisms. Once you move down that track there is no turning back.You open yourself up to a life of spiritual warfare on a grand scale.The devil will not just take it lying down he will fight back, therefore the first step is to have a protective covering ..You need Jesus Christ to fight with His angels on your behalf..
Rev David McNeill

Anonymous said...

Dave, you are absolutely right. The only way to fight these demons is to be babtized and takeing the name of Christ. Then you will have a fight for the rest of your life. It is extreamly draining and stressful. Those things come and go and try to get you to sin against God. My opinion if someone wants to do this is to NEVER DO THIS type of work. There will be attacks non stop. God bless everyone that does this work, cause God needs us all to help others.