Fr Chad Ripperger – Generational Spirits

 

Discussions

  1. Generational Spirits ~ Fr Chad Ripperger
    What are generational spirits & how do they influence families, regions, diocese, individuals, etc?
    Published On :- 2017-March-9th

  2. Fr. Ripperger: Generational Spirits Conference
    • Part 2:- Discernment
      Part Two of a 3 part series – the complexity and details of “Generational Spirits”, detecting their presence, recognizing symptoms, patterns, aka “Discernment”.
      Published On :- 2017-Feb-24th

  3. Generations
    • The 6th Generation: Generational Spirits: Lost Generation to the One Current~ Fr Ripperger
      Each generation has a virtue to give the world or a vice to gain. Since the ‘greatest generation’ we’ve been in a spiral gathering up demonic influence from neglecting our duties and state in life. What are they? What have been the outcomes? Fr goes generation by generation on this to the current day.

      • Published On :- 2016-April-18th
        Link
  4. Spiritual Warfare Conference
    • Fr Chad Ripperger – Spiritual Warfare Conference – Weapons Against the Demonic
      Published :- 2015-Nov-5th
      Added On :- 2017-March-25th
      Link
  5. The Psychological & Spiritual Effects of Being Negative ~ Fr Ripperger
    • The Psychological & Spiritual Effects of Being Negative ~ Fr Ripperger
      What are things that make people always look negative on things? Family, politics, the state of the Church are areas that can do that. What do we do about that to keep from being negative?
      Published On :- 2016-April-16th
      Link

In Depth

Generational Spirits ~ Fr Chad Ripperger

Generational Spirits ~ Fr Chad Ripperger – Part 1

  1. Conference
    • 1st Conference
      • What Spirits are
      • How the operate
      • How they continue to stay
    • 2nd Conference
      • How to identify them in your own Family
        • 99% of families have them
        • I have never met a family that did not have them
    • 3rd Conference
      • How to get them out
    • 4th Conference
      • How more than one can be present
      • Deal with that
      • 6th Conference
    • 5th Conference
  2. Generation Spirits
    • Definition
      • Any Spirit that is passed along
  3. How they pass from one person to another
    • Family Line
      • Lineage
      • Child
        • At Childbirth
        • Child passed when young
        • passed within  a family
    • Familiar Spirit
      • Does Something
        • Doing something and it gets in
        • If the person has a headship within the family, they can pass it on
  4. Breakdown of Generational spirits
    • Assigned by Devil
      • God assigns them
      • The one above says get me into this family
    • Generation
      • Assigned to that generation worldwide
        • Hippie Generation
    • Assigned to a Country
      • Nazi Germany
        • Place under a particular leadership
    • Races
      • Every single race has one
        • Native Americans
          • Spirit passed on based on Spirituality
        • Hispanics
          • Skip a generation
          • Aztec or Mayan
    • Corporation
      • Will stay with that Generation until it collapses
    • Regions / Area
      • Fresno, CA
        • Illness
      • Los Angeles
        • Unreality
      • US South ( Alabama / Georgia )
        • Slaughter Native Americans
        • Europeans came in and fought each other
      • Characteristics
        • Mindset
        • Gene
    • Dioceses
    • Religion Order

 

Generational Spirits ~ Fr Chad Ripperger – Part 3

  1. Complications
    • One of the trained exorcists says, if things start to get too complicated, you know you have already gone down the wrong path
    • Daemons set up little traps
  2. Daemon of Apostasy – 34 Minutes
    • Yes, Satan stands behind everything
    • Any daemon will cause us to start doing things that will cause to start sinning
    • If you lose your faith, you are not going to get saved lose the ability to see clearly
    • Sometimes it is a Daemon that is sowing the doubt
    • Religious Indifference
    • Daemon is attached to a Moral Problem
      • And, you have to attack the Moral Problem
      • That moral problem causes us to go in and out
  3. Psychiatric Medical Drugs
    • Interfere with clarity
    • Acts on parts of brain that can dull judgment
    • Can cause suicidal thoughts

 

Fr. Ripperger: Generational Spirits Conference

Part 2 – Discernment

  1. Identify generational spirit
    • Natural
      • Look at consistent pattern within generation line
      • Daemons can obfuscate it and make it look one thing when it is another
      • Look for specific sins and vices
        • Anger
        • Unwillingness to suffer
      • Where are the roots
        • Cardinal Virtues
        • 7 deadly sins
        • Look for root
        • Look for daughters
          • Vice that flow from the sin
        • Country – US
          • Avarice
            • Spirit of our country
            • What does it drive
              • Fraud
          • In-temperance
            • Lust
              • Unwillingness to forgo something
  2. Examination
    • Where it leads to
      • Is it a way of medicating yourself
      • Intemperance
        • Or do you just not want to be separated from Pleasure
    • It is very unreliable
  3. Education & University Degrees
    • They have not helped me solve anything
    • God has to give us the grace to help
    • You have to look at the lineage
      • 5 Generations
      • Spirit has to tell us
      • Man was an evil man
  4. Watch interior emotions
  5. Rabbit Hole
    • Issue
      • Sometimes we choose something that we think is good, bad it actually has vices
      • We become blind to it and we do not clearly
      • We sometimes can see it in other people
      • With time, we lost sight of the fact that it might actually
    • Correct
      • Meditate
        • Find Grace
        • Start to see if it is emotional or grace
        • God starts to strengthen the will
        • Discern God’s wills
        • Emotion quiets down
        • See subtleties
      • Ask Guiding Angel
        • Our lady
          • As a result, the deepest thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your very soul. ( Luke 2:35 )
            • Simon told her
          • Queen of Martyrs
          • God will let her reveal things to us
          • You will see it in yourself
            • I have always had a problem in this area
              • Fear
              • Depression
              • Intemperance
                • lack of Moderation or Restraint

 

Father Ripperger – Discerning Apparitions ( Discerning of Spirits )

Videos

Father Ripperger teaches:

  1. How do we discern spirits? What about apparitions?
    Published On :- 2016-July-24th
    Added On:- 2017-Feb-16th
    Link

 

Indepth

How do we discern spirits? What about apparitions?

  1. Private Revelations
  2. Criteria for judging whether something is authentic
    • Judging authenticity
    • Why care
      • Demons can cause certain things to happen
    • Prudential considerations about certain apparitions
  3. Church was given Charisma
    • All Power has been given me
      • Go out and
        • …When they saw Him, they worshiped Him, but some doubted.
          Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.
          Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,…
          ( Matthew 28:18 )

          • Baptize all Nations
      • Pentecost
      • Church & Apostles
        • Discern Spirit
  4. Most people who claim to have faith do not have it
  5. Those who have it
    • Met lady
      • Never claimed
      • Knew where deamon located
      • Their names
      • And, how to get it out
  6. Acquired Knowledge of discernment
  7. Can not be base on your emotions
    • Demons have access to
      • Your Emotion
      • Your Memory
      • Your Mind
        • Associate
      • Feelings
      • False Information
  8. Church gift of discernment
  9. The actual person or position with discernment authority
    • Pope
    • But, he has granted to the local Bishop
    • Bishop can be overridden by Pope’s agreeing to look into it
  10. Criteria
    • False
      • If it is contrary to Objective Catholic Doctrine
        • God will not contract itself
      • If it is contrary to Theologian
        • Council of Theologians
          • 800 Century
        • If not followed, you are likely to fall into error
      • If some if false, some of the Revelation may still be true
    • Grace
      • God gives grace to record and report it with full accuracy
    • Fact that a Prophecy is fulfilled does not mean that the Prophecy is from God
      • Demons can get in the middle and realize where things are headed
      • And, pass it along
    • Revelations containing curious or useless matters can be interpreted as not necessarily divine
      • If they are getting involved in things that has no impact on people’s salvation, then one knows that is likely not the case
    • Detailed, lengthy
      • Positive
        • Our lady has the virtue of silence
        • All authentic apparitions are concise
        • Brief, clear, and precise
        • Can not be interpreted
        • Must be formal and precise
      • Negative
        • All lengthy are diabolic or human
    • Person giving the Revelation
      • If the person is humble, well balanced
    • Person receiving the Revelation
      • Examined carefully
        • Temperament and well balanced
        • Not giving to excessive motifications
  11.  Communism
    • Violates Subsidiarity
      • Subsidiarity is an organizing principle that matters ought to be handled by the smallest, lowest or least centralized competent authority.
        Political decisions should be taken at a local level if possible, rather than by a central authority.
        Link
  12. Public Revelation
    • Publication Revelation passed when the last Apostle passed
  13. Possession
    • Womb?
      • In the 1800s in Southern Italy, many people became possessed in the womb

Sensus Fidelium

Prelude

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a set of videos published via YouTube by Sensus Fidelium.

 

Sensus Fidelium

Wikipedia
Sensus fidei (sense of the faith), also called sensus fidelium (sense of the faithful) when exercised by the body of the faithful as a whole, is “the supernatural appreciation of faith on the part of the whole people, when, from the bishops to the last of the faithful, they manifest a universal consent in matters of faith and morals“.

Quoting the document Lumen gentium of the Second Vatican Council, the Catechism of the Catholic Church adds: “By this appreciation of the faith, aroused and sustained by the Spirit of truth, the People of God, guided by the sacred teaching authority (Magisterium),… receives… the faith, once for all delivered to the saints… the People unfailingly adheres to this faith, penetrates it more deeply with right judgment, and applies it more fully in daily life.

The terms sensus fidei fidelium (sense of the faith on the part of the faithful) and sensus fidei fidelis (sense of the faith on the part of an individual member of the faithful) are also used.

Videos

  1. End Times According to Robert Bellarmine
    Sermon on St Bellermine’s teaching of the end times. Who & what is the anti-Christ? Where will he come from? What armies will fight the faithful? What will the anti-Christ do? Who stands against him? What happens when the anti-Christ tries to re-create the ascension? 
    Link
  2. Discerning of Spirits
    St Ignatius of Loyola teaches us how to discern spirits that are in our lives. We look at St Augustine for an example of this.
    Published On: – 2017-Jan-11th
    Link
  3. Discerning Apparitions ~ Fr Ripperger
    How do we discern spirits? What about apparitions? What do we do? For more please visit http://www.sentrad.org & remember to say 3 Hail Marys for the priest
    Published on :-2016-July-24th
    Link
  4. How Do I Know If I Am Going To Heaven?
    Powerful, and positive message about the beauty of God’s standard for our happiness. The story of Rudolf Hoess
    Published On: – 2017-Feb-5th
    Added On: 2017-Feb-19th
    Link
  5. The Parable of the Cockle Among the Wheat
    Sexagesima sermon on the weeds in the field. What do we do about it in today’s world?
    Published on :- 2017-Feb-19th
    Added On :- 2017-March-2nd
    Link
  6. Tradition: Dangers of Novelty ~ Fr Ripperger
    A 6th part of the sermons on tradition where Father speaks on the dangers of novelty & why it is to be avoided.
    Published On :-2014-Nov-14th
    Link

 

Indepth

End Times According to Robert Bellarmine

  1. Absolute Signs of end times by Saint Bellarmine
    1. Gospel preached all over the world
    2. And, Roman Empire terminated
  2. AC  manifestation hindered by
    • Political Might of the heathen Roman Empire
    • Lifted up and spiritualized by the Spiritual Power of the Church piercing through the Roman Empire and becoming Christendom
  3.  Society
    • Only two types of societies
      • Natural Society
        • With a political order which does not reference Lord’s incarnation
        • Once that society accepts those who do not live according to God’s commandments
          • That society drops to the level of those ruled by man’s nature
          • Foretold of the Post-Christian Period
      • And, another
        • Faithful to teaching of the Catholic Church
  4. AC  period can not come
    • Until the great apostasy
      • The falling away
    • No longer will the nations have unified faith of Lord and Order
      • Once the countries have left their unity with the Holy Father and the true faith
  5. The Man of Sin
    • The man of sin or so called AC will become manifest
  6. The AC coming for the Jews
    • Just as Christ first came to the Jews
    • And, then to the Gentiles
    • So will the AntiChrist
  7. AC will embody the Devil
  8. Time
    • The power which has hindered the development of the lawless one cannot simply be taken away by the AC
    • As that power is Divine
    • And, so it will have to wait till the appointed time
  9. The Power of the Roman Church
    • Shall transition into democracy
    • The gentile nation will reject Catholicism
    • leave the power of true God and return to paganism
  10. AC
    • Coming for the Jews
      • Another will come in his own name and you will not reject him
      • Born of Jewish stock
      • Just like Christ first came to the jews and later he joined the gentiles to himself, so will it be when the AC comes
      • The AC will come to the Jews who are awaiting him
      • And, then one after the other, he will subject the gentiles to himself
    • Will first come to those who are waiting to receive him
  11. Preaching of Enoch & Elijah
    • These two prophets
    • Enoch to Gentiles
    • Elijah to Jews
      • Jews will convert
    • Enoch and Elijah
      • Oppose the AC
      • Conserve the Jew
    • Restore all things
    • Elijah & Enoch will be killed
      • Revelations 11
      • 260 days clothed in Sackcloth
  12. Attacked Church
    • All evil men will get together and with open authority attack men in the Church
    • Hearts outside church, but body in Church
  13. Sit of AC?
    • As to the sit of AC, where will he rule
    • Saint Paul said that the AC will take upon the sit of God and claim to be God
    • Saint Robert
      • Rome
    • Jerome?
      • Jerusalem
        • Temple of Solomon, Temple of David
    • Saint Robert
      • Rome
        • Saint Peter
          • Apostolic See
    • None of the early Christian fathers use the word Temple for Christian Churches
  14. Prophecy is only fully understood in its fulfillment

 

Catholic :- Mysteries of the Church

Narratives

Hosted by Carolyn Morrison here is a series of short videos.

  1. Mysteries of the Church :- The Church and WWII
    Link
  2. Mysteries of the Church: The Crusades
    Published On: 2013-Feb-04
    Link
  3. Mysteries of the Church: Gifts
    Published On: 2013-Feb-02
    Link
  4. 27 Catholic Mysteries Gifts of The Holy Spirit
    Published On: 2013-Nov-07
    Link
  5. Mysteries of the Church: The Early Evangelists
    Published On: 2013-Feb-04
    Link
  6. Mysteries of the Church: Apocalypse
    Published On:- 2013-Feb-02
    Link
  7. Mysteries of the Church: Marian Apparition
    A Marian apparition is a reported supernatural appearance by the Blessed Virgin Mary. The figure is often named after the town where it is reported, or on the sobriquet given to Mary on the occasion of the apparition. Marian apparitions sometimes are reported to recur at the same site over an extended period of time.
    Published On:- 2013-Feb-02
    Link
  8. Mysteries of the Church: Intense Spiritual
    Published On:- 2013-Feb-02
    Link
  9. Mysteries of the Church: Exorcism
    Link

 

Indepth

Mysteries of the Church: Marian Apparition

  1. Annunciation
    • On the night known as the Annunciation, our blessed Mary received a message
    • The message being that though a Virgin, she will conceive and  have a son
    • Now many millions of people have gotten to know her
    • She has her own prayer and those who pray to her have received her blessings
  2. Apparition
    • Dr. Patrick Hayes, Fairfield University
      • Divine Intervention into Human Consciousness
      • God breaks in from Time to Time
      • Number in the hundreds
    • 295 have been investigated
    • Out of that number only 12 have been approved
    • Steps to approval
      • Local Dioceses Investigate
      •  Bishop Conference, a whole country will investigate
      • Vatican, Apostolic Seal will then jump in
  3.  Fatima
    • Sources
      • Wikipedia ( Link )
    • Appeared to three young portuguese children
    • Predictions
      • Hell await those who sinned
      • Predictions of World War One and World War Two unless Russian Converted
        • 1917 Communist Takeover of Russia
          • Religion was driven out of Russia
        • In response, they were told
          • ReChristianize Russia
          • Listeners pushed to convert Russia to Immaculate Heart
      • Third Secret
        • Presented Real Challenge to the authority that heard it
        • A man in white will suffer
          • Led to mountain top by gunmen and shot
          • Is it the Pope?
          • Pope shot
            • Pope Francis shot in 1981
            • He vowed to place bullet
            • May 13, 1981: Assassination Attempt on Pope John Paul II!
            • The Pope of Our Lady of Fatima
              • MichaelJournal.Org
                Link
                While he was in the hospital, Pope John Paul reviewed the Church’s documentation of Fatima and the Third Secret of Fatima. He was convinced that Our Lady of Fatima had saved his life. Later that year, he had a mosaic of the Virgin Mary (Mater Ecclesiae — Mother of the Church) installed on St. Peter’s Square. He went three times afterwards to the shrine of Fatima in Portugal (1982, 1991 and 2000) — to thank the Virgin Mary. On March 25, 1984, to fulfill the request of Our Lady of Fatima, the Pope consecrated the world — including Russia — to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Communism collapsed soon afterward.As a measure of his gratitude, John Paul gave the bullet that was extracted from his abdomen to the shrine; the bullet today forms part of the crown of the statue of the Virgin of Fatima. During John Paul’s 2000 visit to Fatima, the third part of the message the Virgin gave to the three children in 1917 was revealed; it was a description of the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul: the “bishop clothed in white” who prays for all the faithful is the Pope. As he makes his way with great effort towards the Cross amid the corpses of those who were martyred (bishops, priests, men and women religious and many lay persons), he too falls to the ground, apparently dead, under a burst of gunfire.
    • Lucia, one of the three
      • Said it could be released at 1960
      • But, held till 2000
    • Released
      • By Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict
  4. Guadalupe
    • Our lady of Guadalupe
    • Sources
      • Wikipedia ( Link )
  5.  Lourdes, France
    • Appeared to 14-year old Bernadette Soubirous in 1858
    • Sources
      • Wikipedia ( Link )

 

Mysteries of the Church: Intense Spiritual

  1. Questions
    • Questions Jesus asked Peter
      • Who do you say that I am
      • And, the other question, do you love me
      • What is your relationship to me
  2. Difference between Religion and Faith
    • Religion can be just an external observance
      • (+)
        • You do this, you do that
      • (-)
        • It does not lead to transformation
        • It does not lead to true peace
        • It does not give you a sense of purpose
        • It does not help you
      • And, so people give it up
    • Faith always helps us
      • Because we are meant to believe
    • That is why people can give up religion
      • They do not allow it to come into the innermost being
  3. Franciscan Friar
    • Vows
      • Poverty
        • Vows of Poverty does not mean to live in Poverty, but to live in a community where everything is shared with each other
      • Chastity
      • Obedience
    • Live in an area noted for Poverty
      • (-)
        • Crime
        • Drugs
        • Prostitution
      • (+)
        • Godly people
    • Why do we do this?
      • To conform ourselves to the obedient one
        • To the Poverty
        • To the Chaste one
        • To the Obedient one
      • If Jesus
        • If Jesus was married
        • If Jesus was wealthy
        • If Jesus was independent and autonomous
      • Did his own thing
    • Life lived
      • More in conformity with Jesus
    • If the community has a turn around
      • They will leave and go live elsewhere
    • Simple Life
      • Franciscan Friar
        • Sources
  4. Carolene Morrison
    • What truly matters is that one has done so in the Spirit of Jesus Christ
    • It can not be felt from outside, but only when truly lived
    • We may not fully grasp the decisions made by those who have dedicated themselves to an intense spiritual life, but perhaps that is the point; that it should remain a mystery.
    • And, to truly understand such a life, one must live it

 

 

Mysteries of the Church: Exorcism

  1. Demonic possession is not ordinary, sin is ordinary
    • Anybody can sin

The Crusades – Pope Urban II – First Crusade

Background

As part of catching up on the term Caliph, got sidetracked a bit into Crusades as well.

On Nov 27th, 1095, 921 Years ago today, Pope Urban II ordered the First Crusade.

 

Write-Up

  1. 1095 Pope Urban II orders first Crusade
    Link

Videos

  1. Pope Urban II’s Speech Preaching the First Crusade
    Link

 

 

Indepth

1095 Pope Urban II orders first Crusade

Link

On November 27, 1095, Pope Urban II makes perhaps the most influential speech of the Middle Ages, giving rise to the Crusades by calling all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land, with a cry of “Deus vult!” or “God wills it!”

By the end of the 11th century, the Holy Land—the area now commonly referred to as the Middle East—had become a point of conflict for European Christians. Since the 6th century, Christians frequently made pilgrimages to the birthplace of their religion, but when the Seljuk Turks took control of Jerusalem, Christians were barred from the Holy City. When the Turks then threatened to invade the Byzantine Empire and take Constantinople, Byzantine Emperor Alexius I made a special appeal to Urban for help. This was not the first appeal of its kind, but it came at an important time for Urban. Wanting to reinforce the power of the papacy, Urban seized the opportunity to unite Christian Europe under him as he fought to take back the Holy Land from the Turks.

At the Council of Clermont, in France, at which several hundred clerics and noblemen gathered, Urban delivered a rousing speech summoning rich and poor alike to stop their in-fighting and embark on a righteous war to help their fellow Christians in the East and take back Jerusalem. Urban denigrated the Muslims, exaggerating stories of their anti-Christian acts, and promised absolution and remission of sins for all who died in the service of Christ.

Urban died in 1099, two weeks after the fall of Jerusalem but before news of the Christian victory made it back to Europe. His was the first of seven major military campaigns fought over the next two centuries known as the Crusades, the bloody repercussions of which are still felt today. Urban was beatified by the Roman Catholic Church in 1881.

The Caliph

Prelude

Betrothed to Pop Culture never looked into the Khalifa in Wiz Khalifa’s name.

But, now with was is on TV, I am forced to look elsewhere.

 

Caliphate

Wikipedia
A caliphate (Arabic: خِلافة‎‎ khilāfa) is an area containing an Islamic steward known as a caliph (Arabic: خَليفة‎‎ khalīfah )—a person considered a religious successor to the Islamic prophet, Muhammad (Muhammad ibn ʿAbdullāh), and a leader of the entire Muslim community.  

The Rashidun caliphs, who directly succeeded Muhammad as leaders of the Muslim community, were chosen through shura, a process of community consultation that some consider loosely to be an early form of Islamic democracy.  During the history of Islam after the Rashidun period, many Muslim states, almost all of them hereditary monarchies, have claimed to be caliphates. Even though caliphs were thought to go back to Muhammad, they were not thought of as having the same prophetic power as he did.

The Sunni branch of Islam stipulates that, as a head of state, a caliph should be elected by Muslims or their representatives.  Followers of Shia Islam, however, believe a caliph should be an Imam chosen by God from the Ahl al-Bayt (the “Family of the House”, Muhammad’s direct descendants).

 

 

Videos

  1. The Caliph – Part 1: Foundation
    Link
  2. The Caliph – Part 2: Division
    Link
  3. The Caliph – Part 3: Decline
    Link

 

Indepth

Part 2: Division

  1. Iraq become the center and hub of Civilization
    • Transcribed Cultural & Scientific work of past civilization
      • Medicine
        • Translated into Latin
    • Will later become the roots of Europe Renaissance
  2. Caliph 8
    • Move Embassy to Iraq
  3. Turkey installed the 10th Caliph
  4. An Army that will soon erode the Power of the Caliph
  5. For a century to come that will effectively rule the Caliph
    • Installing and Deposing twelve Caliphs who were nothing more than puppets

 

Part 3: Decline

  1. Lasted for almost 13 centuries
    • Death of Prophet in the 6th Century
    • Till fall of Ottoman Dynasty in 1924
  2. By 11th Century, Caliph started losing control
    • Controlled wrestled by Political & Military Elite
  3. Pope Urban Ii
    • Christian campaign to get get back Jerusalem from the muslim
    • Pope reasserted his authority to declare War
  4. 1096 – Pope Urban II orders first Crusade ( Link )
    • On November 27, 1095, Pope Urban II makes perhaps the most influential speech of the Middle Ages, giving rise to the Crusades by calling all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land, with a cry of “Deus vult!” or “God wills it!”
    • Born Odo of Lagery in 1042, Urban was a protege of the great reformer Pope Gregory VII. Like Gregory, he made internal reform his main focus, railing against simony (the selling of church offices) and other clerical abuses prevalent during the Middle Ages. Urban showed himself to be an adept and powerful cleric, and when he was elected pope in 1088, he applied his statecraft to weakening support for his rivals, notably Clement III.
    • By the end of the 11th century, the Holy Land—the area now commonly referred to as the Middle East—had become a point of conflict for European Christians. Since the 6th century, Christians frequently made pilgrimages to the birthplace of their religion, but when the Seljuk Turks took control of Jerusalem, Christians were barred from the Holy City. When the Turks then threatened to invade the Byzantine Empire and take Constantinople, Byzantine Emperor Alexius I made a special appeal to Urban for help. This was not the first appeal of its kind, but it came at an important time for Urban. Wanting to reinforce the power of the papacy, Urban seized the opportunity to unite Christian Europe under him as he fought to take back the Holy Land from the Turks.
    • At the Council of Clermont, in France, at which several hundred clerics and noblemen gathered, Urban delivered a rousing speech summoning rich and poor alike to stop their in-fighting and embark on a righteous war to help their fellow Christians in the East and take back Jerusalem. Urban denigrated the Muslims, exaggerating stories of their anti-Christian acts, and promised absolution and remission of sins for all who died in the service of Christ.
    • Urban’s war cry caught fire, mobilizing clerics to drum up support throughout Europe for the crusade against the Muslims. All told, between 60,000 and 100,000 people responded to Urban’s call to march on Jerusalem. Not all who responded did so out of piety: European nobles were tempted by the prospect of increased land holdings and riches to be gained from the conquest. These nobles were responsible for the death of a great many innocents both on the way to and in the Holy Land, absorbing the riches and estates of those they conveniently deemed opponents to their cause. Adding to the death toll was the inexperience and lack of discipline of the Christian peasants against the trained, professional armies of the Muslims. As a result, the Christians were initially beaten back, and only through sheer force of numbers were they eventually able to triumph.
    • Urban died in 1099, two weeks after the fall of Jerusalem but before news of the Christian victory made it back to Europe. His was the first of seven major military campaigns fought over the next two centuries known as the Crusades, the bloody repercussions of which are still felt today. Urban was beatified by the Roman Catholic Church in 1881.
  5. Prophet Muhammad, Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him
    • In 571, Born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
    • Born into Banu Hashim clan, part of the Quraysh tribe

Exorcism and the Catholic Church

 

Forward

Browsing around the corridors of the local pharmacy I was taken in by the cover of the latest Vanity Fair.

It has a piece titled ‘The Devil and Father Amorth: Witnessing “the Vatican Exorcist” at Work.

And, it is available here.

 

Preface

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The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “When the Church asks publicly and authoritatively in the name of Jesus Christ that a person or object be protected against the power of the Evil One and withdrawn from his dominion, it is called exorcism.”

 

Videos

Here are some videos that touch on the same topic.

  1. Father Gary Thomas – Leading Vatican Certified Exorcist In America
    • Father Gary Thomas – “The 25th Hour Radio Show”
      Father Gary Thomas, the leading certified Vatican exorcist in the United States and inspiration for the 2011 motion picture “The Rite” starring Anthony Hopkins, talks with Rob & Randy about his encounters with demons while performing exorcisms. Topics of discussion include history, manifestations, vulnerability to evil, and a recent instance where he felt the Holy Spirit overcome him during a recent exorcism and seen the glory of God.
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    • Fr Gary Thomas – “Does Evil Exist?”
      Does Evil Exist? Fr. Gary Thomas, a Vatican approved exorcist and inspiration for the movie, “The Rite” shares his story at Rutgers University.
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    • The Ministry of Exorcisms – Father Gary Thomas
      Published On :- 2016-Apr-21st
      Title of Talk // The Ministry of Exorcisms in the Roman Catholic Tradition of the 21st Century
      The talk was given at Colorado State University in the Grand Ballroom of the Lory Student Center.
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  2. Confessions of an Exorcist
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  3. Exorcisms Are Returning To The Catholic Church
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In-Depth

Father Gary Thomas

Father Gary Thomas – Leading Vatican Certified Exorcist In America

  1. Doorways
    • Drugs
      • Drugs cursed
      • Most of the cartels are satanist
      • Gang members are cult members
  2. Benedict 16
    • As faith decreases, superstition increases
  3. Doorways
    1. What have you done to invite them in
    2. Teens for Satan
  4. Medium
    • Idolatry
  5. Free will versus Dominic Influences
    • People will have a good understanding of what they are choosing
    • Redemption
    • God gives Satan boundaries
    • God gives Satan limitations
  6. What can we do
    • Moral Life
    • Prayer Life
    • Sacramental Life
    • Prayer Life
  7. Demonic Life
    • Getting louder and louder
    • Christ gives us a vehicle to get there
  8. Satan can not predict the future, they have some sense of it
    • If they can predict it, it is Satanic attack

 

The Ministry of Exorcisms – Father Gary Thomas

  1. We are becoming more isolated
  2. Occult: Power and Knowledge
  3. Faith Optics is becoming thin and they are not able to discern out, practices that are helpful and stay away from those that are not
  4. When prayers doesn’t work as we are used to getting answers to problems at the push of a button
    • Because I can do everything and not need other people
    • Even without a relationship with God
    • Science Ends and Spirituality and Faith Begins

 

Additional Reading

  1. Exorcism in the Catholic Church
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