Thursday, March 17, 2016

Meanwhile an Italian exorcist explains how to tell if someone is demon-possessed

A Movie Trailer Featuring Father de Meo. Matteo, by the way was an exorcist who died in 1616

Father Cipriano de Meo, who has been an exorcist since 1952 (he has to make a living), told Catholic News Agency that typically, a person is not possessed but is struggling with some other illness.

The key to telling the difference, he said, is through discernment in prayer on the part of the exorcist and the possessed – and in the potentially possessed person's reaction to the exorcist himself and the prayers being said. Apparently a good shrink is of no value.

The exorcist will typically say “a prolonged prayer to the point where if the Adversary is present, there's a reaction,” he said. “A possessed person has various general attitudes towards an exorcist, who is seen by the Adversary as an enemy ready to fight him.”

It turns out that Father de Meo is President of the International Association of Exorcists. Who knew? In related news. According to John-David Duggar:
The devil took his best shot. And he tried to take our whole family down, but God has really used this to -- instead of tearing us apart as a family, he's using it to draw us together ... We've forgiven, and we're moving on, and we're looking to the future.
It wasn't Josh. Oh no. It was Satan!

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