Sunday, April 18, 2010

U.S. Church Has Only 17 "Commandos"
What are the bishops waiting for?

(My co-conspirator, Former Altar Boy, is having computer issues, so I'm posting this under my name. This is his posting. AND A GOOD ONE, AT THAT!)

A few issues back, Father Thomas Euteneuer, a trained exorcist, began penning a monthly column for New Oxford Review on demonic possession and exorcism. (NOTE: Fr. Euteneuer is also president of the major pro-life organization, Human Life International, and a frequent guest on radio and television. He’s the one, you may recall, you took on that CINO Sean Hannity and debated him into defeat.) A few statistics in Father’s March 2010 column were particularly shocking.

“The book Generation Hex notes that this generation of American kids is the first ever to grow up in a society in which Christianity has been stigmatized and the occult normalized. The authors also note that Wicca is the fastest growing ‘religion’ in the U.S., and it’s not hard to figure why – there are no fewer than 700,000 Internet sites for ‘teenage witches.’ Meanwhile, the Pew Forum’s ‘U.S. Religious Landscape Survey’ found that ‘former Catholics’ outnumber converts four to one. Ten percent of the U.S. population now consists of ‘ex-Catholics.’”

Father Euteneuer points out that any diocesan bishop may appoint priests with “piety, prudence, and integrity of life” to conduct solemn exorcisms. It is clear from the following excerpt from his column that bishops are about as serious on that subject as they are on cracking down on the Lavender Mafia, liturgical abuses, or even child abuse.

“Fr. Jeff Grob, the exorcist in the Archdiocese of Chicago, has said that there are only some seventeen officially appointed exorcists in the entire country. (My emphasis.) This is hardly an army arrayed against the organized forces of Hell."

Every baptized Catholic here on earth is a member of the Church Militant. Every confirmed Catholic is a soldier for Christ. But exorcists are like the Church’s Delta Force, or SEALs, or other specially-trained, elite fighting force. Whiskey tango foxtrot! The bishops have only designated 17 exorcists for the entire United States!! I know one-twelfth of them are direct successors of Judas Iscariot but what’s up with the rest of them? Do they want souls to be lost for eternity to Satan? Is this another “fruit” of Vatican II? Sin no longer exists so we don’t need exorcists?

St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us!

4 Comments:

Blogger Al said...

"some seventeen officially appointed exorcists in the entire country."

That says & explains a lot.

It shows what the mindset of way too many Bishops is towards the existence of demons. & it clearly is NOT the mindset of the Catholic Church.

St. Michael indeed!

5:01 AM  
Blogger Stirling said...

I hate to admit it, but I'm surprised that there are this many exorcists considering our culture's perspective regarding exorcism and demons--namely that many consider to be an antiquated medieval holdover of a belief.

Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium. Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur: tuque, Princeps militiae coelestis, Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo, divina virtute, in infernum detrude. Amen.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

This is what you get when you put social justice ahead of salvation. There is only social sin, not personal sin. What a crock!

12:20 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Every diocese is to have an exorcist...apparently the Pope's memo didn't make it out to the American Patriotic Catholic Church

2:54 PM  

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