On April 8th, 2011, one of our readers, Selin, attended an exorcism lecture at the Hotel Sheraton Presidente in San Salvador. (Please see his attached photo of the event to the left.) He was kind enough to not only take excellent notes at this lecture, but also to translate them into English. He forwarded me these notes in the form of a Word document which I’ve copied and pasted below.
Quite a few of the readers of this blog are drawn to the topic of exorcism and topics related to demonic affliction and I’ve received several emails throughout the months from people who are reaching out, seeking information and direction in this area. Please feel free to leave your comments as you always do, but also feel free to leave comments specifically for Selin, if you like, as he will surely be reading this post.
Exorcism Lecture Notes
Date: Friday 08/04/2011
Place: Hotel Sheraton Presidente, San Salvador.
Time: 6:15 … [Read More...]
I’m sure many of you will be offline today and spending time with family and loved ones. However, I did want to wish you all a very Happy Easter and give you an update on the situation I spoke of in my last post concerning the family member of one of our readers. I received an update from that reader letting me know that her brother-in-law’s surgery went well and that he is now in recovery! Thank you for keeping Rob in your prayers; it appears they have been answered.
Again, a happy and blessed Easter to all!
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I have a prayer request from one of our readers. Please read the request which is in blue font below:
I recently received some very disturbing news that I wanted to share with you and your readers in hopes of getting a large prayer chain together to provide intercession. My sister who is a happily married faithful Catholic mother of 7 young childern just discovered that her husband Rob has Stage III Melanoma. Rob is a very faithful husband and hardworking loving father. They are both quite close to their chuch, community and to the catholic school. They recently organized a charity event helping to raising approximately 300 thousand dollars for their local Catholic school. My sister and her husband are understandably very concerned.
I ask during this lenten season that you and your readers pray that Our Lord strengthen thier faith and give our entire family and all their many freinds, and loved ones the grace … [Read More...]
I’ve noticed that when I Google the words Catholic Church Scandals 6,600 global monthly searches pop up. And yet, when I Google the words Protestant Church Scandals only 46 global monthly searches pop up. Jewish Synagogue Scandals gets 0 (zero) searches, and Muslim Mosque Scandals is also 0 (zero.) I never really stopped to think (until now) about the fact that the Catholic Church scandals are really the only scandals we hear about in anything religion-based. I mean, I suppose there must be other scandals involving other religions, but it’s so weird to me that the Catholic Church scandals are the only ones with an astronomical Google search count.
Catholics Are Creating Catholic Church Scandals
Another thing I’ve taken notice of since starting my blog last June is the way in which some Catholics (many of whom are bloggers) with a significant online presence think nothing of bashing other Catholics whenever something negative in the media pertaining to the Catholic … [Read More...]
Since the creation of my blog last June, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Marco, the author of The Marco Minute. To visit The Marco Minute blog, please click here. Marco writes from his heart and is, in my opinion, very gifted in his ability to find lessons of faith and humility in everyday situations and circumstances. I am very happy to share with you his post titled Jesus was not a hippie or Ned Flanders. Enjoy! And please feel free to leave him a comment or two at the end.
Jesus was not a hippie or Ned Flanders
” (The Church) has very efficiently pared the claws of the Lion of Judah,” making him a “fitting household pet for for pale curates and pious old ladies.” (Dorothy Sayers, taken from Wild at Heart pg. 26)
“For after years of living in a cage, a lion no longer even believes it is a lion…and a … [Read More...]
I want to take a few moments to share a few recent (and semi-recent) prayer requests with you. Please keep these people in your prayers and remember what Jesus said:
“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in Heaven. For where two or three are gathered in My Name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18: 19-20)
Two or Three Are Gathered in My Name – Prayer Requests
This request is from Bernadette who left her request today in the Comments section under Unanswered Prayer:
Jesus, please give my husband a job. He has been filling out job forms day after day, night after night and yet, after years and years of doing this, he still does not have a job. Today, he said his light is disappearing. My brother in law prayed for a job from God … [Read More...]
Lately I’ve received many public comments and private emails from people all over the world who are following the situation involving Father Corapi being put on administrative leave. Yesterday I received a comment under this post which is worth sharing. It’s actually not a comment, but rather the update from Rev. Michael Sullivan, J.C.L. regarding Father Corapi on administrative leave. Please read it below.
Father Corapi on Administrative Leave – An Update from Rev. Michael Sullivan, J.C.L.
Fr. John Corapi has been suspended from priestly functions because of an accusation against him from a former employee. There seems to be a great deal of speculation and confusion regarding what this entails.
When an accusation arrives at the desk of a Religious Superior or a bishop, the procedure calls for a quick, confidential assessment as to the veracity of the accusation. With the advent of the Dallas Procedural Norms the necessary pieces of information required before imposing administrative leave varies from … [Read More...]
I am writing this post to let you know that due to a recent increase in my blog traffic, there was some sort of jolt to the system which affected the Spam folder and Comments section. My traffic spiked in March and has been holding steady at a rate that I hadn’t seen since creating this blog last June. As a result of this, there were comments that either did not get posted or that showed up a few days after they were written. I apologize for this technical glitch and would like to assure you that I’ve taken care of the issue.
While I’m on this topic, I also want to thank all of you for your comments and private emails. I really appreciate hearing your stories and reading about your experiences, and the insights that you offer are invaluable. Thanks to all of you, I learn something new every day and it’s been a pleasure having … [Read More...]
A few weeks ago on March 16th I wrote a post titled Demonic Activity and I said that I would provide updates as things progressed. (Please refer to my other post if you aren’t already familiar with my situation.) Things have progressed, and I’m happy to say that I’m finally (hopefully) on the road to spiritual recovery. But before I continue with the rest of this post, I first want to share a few thoughts with you regarding some of my concerns that involve demonic activity having the tendency to attract the wrong attention.
Demonic Activity Not to Be Sensationalized
Ever since my first “attack” in early 2009 I’ve been doing extensive research and reading about other people’s experiences and insights regarding the area of demonic activity. What I have come to discover is that there are people out there who are sensationalizing the whole demon thing, almost behaving in such a way as to appear to be intrigued by … [Read More...]
As most of you know by now, on Ash Wednesday Father John Corapi was accused of misconduct by a former employee which led to him being put on administrative leave from priestly ministry. I wrote a post that includes his statement in response to that accusation, and then I followed up with another post that includes Santa Cruz Media’s statement regarding the whole matter.
This past Friday, April 1st, EWTN came out with a statement defending its position in pulling the programming of Father John Corapi. You can read the statement here. It can also be accessed by going to EWTN News and typing Father Corapi in the search bar. It’s actually coming up as the most popular post on their site right now. Also, be sure to read through all of the comments. There are those who believe that EWTN should not have taken such a position, and others who feel that it is absolutely justified in doing … [Read More...]