See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Thursday, March 04, 2010

The Exorcist Tells His Story.


Satanists in the Vatican?
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Maybe amongst the cleaning staff - but Cardinals, Bishops, and Monsignors?  C'mon on Tammy Faye.
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I'm not going to get into this much except to say I have troubles with what Fr. Gabriel Amorth claims - after all, he's pretty much basing his claims upon what supposed mystics and demons tell him.  The devil is real of course, but he and his minions lie - lies are of the devil - the devil tries his damnedest to destroy the Church and confidence in Her ministers.
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"Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea Cucurull, a Spanish priest and theologian who specializes in demonology and is now studying for his doctorate of theology in Rome, responded to Fr. Amorth's assertions on March 1.
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After reading reports of Fr. Amorth's accusations pointing a finger at members of the clergy, including cardinals, Fr. Fortea declared that it is a "duty of justice" to speak out in their defense.

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Noting that some prelates "are more spiritual and others more earthly, some more virtuous and others more human," he wrote on his blog, "from there to affirm that some cardinals are members of Satanic sects is an unacceptable distance."
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The Spanish priest then explained the sources of information used by Fr. Amorth to say that Satanic sects are operating in the Vatican.
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In addition to the people that seek help for demonic possession, said Fr. Fortea, "innumerable persons come to us who claim to have visions, revelations and messages from Our Lord." Among these, "a certain number offer apocalyptic messages and revelations about the infiltration of Satanism and the Masons within the dome of the Church."
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The other source Fr. Amorth refers to, according to Fr. Fortea, is the demons who are being exorcised. Of this, the Spanish priest wrote that knowing whether or not the demon is telling the truth "is in many cases impossible."

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"We can know with great confidence when a demon tells the truth in the subject directly related with the exorcism. That is, the number of demons, their name and similar things. But we cannot be confident in what regards concrete news relating to people." - CNA
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Update:  Fr. Z has posted on this story as well, and he has permitted a rather good discussion in the com-box.  Click here.

12 comments:

  1. It's possible. If evil can exist in parish offices and rectories it can exist in the Vatican.

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  2. If the MSM gets ahold of this story (if they dare to go for it), they'll have a field day with it.

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  3. michael r.8:18 AM

    Sounds like someones been reading too much Malachi Martin....

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  4. I don't know, Terry, the more I read about Fr. Macial, the more I believe Fr. Amorth.

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  5. I think such things are fodder for overactive imaginations. Satan is real, yes. That he wants to destroy the Church, yes. That he wants us to think of these sort of things rather than think of God's will, yes. Prudence is required.

    Charlotte - I doubt the MSM would do much with this since they don't believe in the devil anyway.

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  6. Elena - that's amazing to me you mention that, while at prayer this morning the exact same thought occurred to me - "Don't forget about Maciel."

    Michael - you make a good point, as do you Dymphna.

    Charlotte - I see a movie script coming.

    And Larry you are right of course - prudence is needed.

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  7. LOL! I just realized you were being sarcastic Michael. What's the deal on Malachi Martin - just a story-teller or was he telling the truth?

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  8. Terry - hey, you don't have to listen to me. I'm a total psycho, remember? LOL!!!

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  9. About Malachi Martin, I think the answer is yes and yes. He was a story-teller but he also told the truth. It is simply hard to tell which is which.

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  11. Where did you dig up that gorgeous photo of Cathy of Alex?!

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  12. I could not even begin to comment on this...it's beyond my humble and to be honest, stupid, means.
    All I know is that Satan is ever active, ever tempting, ever ready to snare especially consecrated souls.
    "Satanic rites" among the upper echelon of the Vatican?
    I could never begin to make an intelligent statement...all I know is that he is active, "like a roaring lion ready to devour"; that's why we have to pray and trust in the Lord.

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