Sunday, July 25, 2010

ABC News' 20/20 - Showing Real Exorcism

This ABC News' 20/20 documentary shows a real exorcism.

Warning: These videos contain sensitive and disturbing scenes. Watch at your own volition.

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Part 4



If you're interested to learn more about evil and demonic possession, listen to prominent Catholic theologian and exorcist Fr. Malachi Martin on The Nature Of Evil, Exorcism & Possession and watch this documentary showing a real exorcisms by different Christian traditions.

Fr. Gabriele Amorth, Rome's chief exorcist's book is definitely worth a read. This milestone book is a great resource on demonology and diabolic possession. Read about how one can get possessed and how to protect yourself and your family - here. And you may also be interested to read this article - Doorways for the Devil.

Additionally, for a further understanding of this ancient rite, you can also watch this video about the Catholic Rite Of Exorcism.

If you need help pertaining to cases of demonic possession or oppression, please contact a deliverance prayer group in your area listed in this worldwide directory.

Please post your comments.

33 comments:

Msgr Pope said...

Thanks for posting these.

Patrick Lewis said...

The Catholic church is very strict about the exorcism procedure. I had a friend who was refused an exorcism and was told to see and psychologist. He still had frequent nightmares and oppression by what he claims are spirits. His parents and ancestors were pagan idol worshipers. He then sought help from the deliverance ministry in the church and was delivered from his problems after a few prayer meetings.

Kerk said...

I believe spirits are real. My grandmother used to tell us that our neighbor had to get a priest to visit and bless their house as there were spirits living there. Fr. Gabriele Amorth's book gives very clear tips on how to discern these things and avoid being oppressed by these demons.

Jeff Eiswert said...

if the priest can exorcise the demon out of men ...why dosen't he exorcise the demons out from the earth ?. going by the large numbers of exorcisms taking place these days, it appears that the demons are jumping from one man onto the next, or can it be that we are all possessed with manifestations showing up at different times ?. we need a scientific not a religious solution.

Wild Cat said...

The Catholic Church has actually been fairly Progressive- Most Exorcists, while they believe in the possibility of Demonic Possession- Treat it psychologically. Also, they find that the prayer ritual can be helpful to those suffering from a disorder, even if its not true demonic possession.

Krull Vix said...

The catholic church made the word of the Bible into your own words. You create your own reality with fake robes, fake power, and disturbing rituals. The Bible tells all to stay away from this evil behavior..... but somehow you rationalize it. You will burn in the hell.

Mat said...

Strange fact, satan worshipers mock the Catholic rituals, even to the extent that they sometimes steal a Eucharist from a mass and defile it in a perverted black mass. They do not mock, Anglicans, Mormons, Calvins, Watchtowers, Baptists, prosperity preachers, or any of the 22,000 protestant denominations. That only leads to one conclusion. The demonic know who the enemy is. Jesus said 2000 years ago..'upon this Rock I will build my Church...and the gates of Hell wouldn't overcome it". 1.2 billion Catholics in the world despite persecuted for centuries. How is this possible if the Church is not protected by Christ himself ?

Danny Teng said...

Evil spirits want to possess a human body to desecrate it before God. When God breathed into man, a spirit, that spirit dwelt within man. No other entity is to dwell there. A demon therefore oversteps his boundaries when invited and violates the body made unique for men.

Tony said...

demonic possession / spirit is real.
human beings can be possessed by spirits.
ever see Indian ‘taipusum’ ? there are many manifestations / symptoms.

Watch these 2 videos:
http://youtu.be/iZfUY0E6o-w
http://youtu.be/4rKfWG7wM5Y

This phenomenon is common among idol worshipers and pagans.

Camden said...

Actually, the Catholic church does everything it can to discount instances of demonic possession, the same way as it deals with claims of miracles and apparitions.

Exorcism is a last resort, when all other avenues including medical recourse have been exhausted. Oftentimes, exorcisms are performed at the behest and insistence of the ‘possessed’ person’s family.

Whether an exorcism is effective or not, its anyone's guess because it cannot be "scientifically tested".

So what’s different, in the end? People are going to believe what they want to believe, and there’s absolutely nothing anyone, anywhere, can do to change that.

Dom said...

I suggest that the Church leave these cases to trained medical practitioners and not involve yourselves in areas which, in modern times, fall within the realm of science. Religious rituals should be confined only within the premises of the Church.

Edward HL said...

I'm a clinical psychiatrist. We, as medical practitioners, often see cases that fall well outside the ambit of psychiatry. To deny that the devil has influence on earth is to deny the influence and work of angels on earth. This leads to the denial of the existence of God. An educated person must be open to ideas, possibilities and facts that there are many areas that science cannot and will not understand.

Siew Peng said...

I used to be a skeptic to the phenomena of spirit possession but a believer in a common Creator of all humanity. But having witnessed a few Taoist exorcisms, I have learned that the nature of possession transcends pure psychology, even parapsychology. Spirit possessions are real and exorcisms have historical existence even outside of Judeo-Christian cultures. Although I used to have some reservations about the "Catholic ritual" of exorcism, I am now convinced that this ritual is very powerful as a Catholic priest had managed to exorcise spirits from my cousin after all other other avenues have been exhausted including the services of numerous asian witchdoctors. Because of the "special nature" of his case, the medical doctor treating my cousin actually recommended that my cousin sought the assistance of a "spiritual practitioner" apart from undergoing his conventional medical treatment.

Caroline said...

Exorcists (and those who help them) are changed forever by seeing pure evil and its power. To a lesser extent, people of faith who witnessed an exorcism with also change. I went through a period of being quite anxious about my own vulnerability to the demonic, and also about my fear that I might become a target just by being informed about the demonic. However, over time I have felt more empowered and what I learned has given me a deeper appreciation for the divine gifts we've all been given. I hope you have entered that phase as well. I now understand that without God's protection, we would truly live a hellish existence on earth.

Chris said...

The following are real cases of demonic possession and exorcism:

Robbie Mannheim (Basis for the films "The Exorcist," "Possessed," and "In the Grip of Evil."
http://www.conservapedia.com/Robbie_Mannheim

George Lukins
http://www.conservapedia.com/George_Lukins

Clara Germana Cele
http://www.conservapedia.com/Clara_Germana_Cele

Michael Taylor
http://www.conservapedia.com/Michael_Taylor_(Ossett)


What do you guys think? The television station ABC did a report on exorcism that happened recently: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=3163069


If any of you are in doubt for God's existence, please check out the following website in which leading research scientists talked about scientific evidence that points to God: http://www.focus.org.uk/ They also have a facebook page you can LIKE here: http://www.facebook.com/godnewevidence Lee Strobel, a Yale University graduate and former atheist also makes several good arguments having ground in science in his "Case for a Creator" film: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=688111496234161611# If you decide that you would like to know God personally, please see "God's Rescue Plan" here: http://www.newchristian.org.uk/rescueplan.html

All your comments on the demonic possession issue would be highly appreciated!


Cheers!

Flora Ho said...

I am a skeptic but i an open mind. I question a lot of things when i saw this video I asked myself why is the alleged demon all ways evil surely a good spirit has the same ability to posses a person. The good spirit can always drive out evil spirits in a person but an evil spirit cannot drive out the good spirit in a person.

healingincarnations said...

For a spirit to be good, it would not overtake a person's body or soul. A good spirit would not go against the laws of God and nature by going against a person's free will. That is why generally a spirit that is possessing a body is considered evil, as it is against the person's free will and free choice.

crispin said...

a man with a family of 5 ask the guard of the monastery how many people are there inside? the guard replied about 80... why are they so peaceful? the guard replied God is present in side...and the man ask why in our house we are only five but we are not peaceful, my kids are always quareling, my wife keep barking at me and the kids.

the guard replied the devil is inside your house

Walter said...

Christ did indeed command his disciples to cast out devils with faith in him. But we must keep in mind the difference between the power to perform an exorcism and the authority to wield such power. The Church alone has that Authority. This Authority was given to Peter by Christ, and each successor of Peter has this same authority.

Nigel Henson said...

Demons most definately exist. Put on the full armour of God. Have faith in Christ, pray and receive the sacrements often for protection.

David Holms. said...

I have just watched the movie "The Last Exorcism". That evangelist pastor didn't know what he was doing. Most are nothing more than frauds and showmen. When faced with real demons they are just overwhelmed and refer the victim to a shrink.

Dr. KH Tan said...

The Church does adhere to scientific explanations i.e. psychology. In fact, the Church makes contributions to the sciences each year through various universities an the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (who's membership includes Francis Collins, Stephen Hawking, Charles Townes) But there are certain things the sciences cannot / do not claim able to answer - and will probably never be able to answer.

Having done my own independent investigations on the paranormal over the last few years, I find that while a lot are fraudulent claims, there are also many genuine cases.

Dianne said...

My parish priest doesn't believe in demons. He said demons do not really exist and is an old idea we inherited before the age of western science and medicine. Has Catholic theology changed ? I'm confused.

GH said...

The father of all Lie which is the "devil". The one and only to destroy god plans and all his belonging. He's will blind you and not knowing true. Today life peoples are doing all evil things by gambling, murdering, stealing, adultery, and etc. All evil work are done by the "devil" and his demon. We are living in the last days of ours lives.

Patrick R said...

Satan and evil spirits can cause mental illness or one of the reason of mental illness. I've read somewhere where Our Lady says that the demonic and mental illness are one in the same.

VIc said...

This is real stuff. Thanks for posting this.

Anonymous said...

Dianne your priest has lost his way. The devil is very fraudulent, confusing, and the master of deception. As Edward HL says to deny the existence of demons is to deny the existence of God. Stay strong, your hunch was from a good and protective place.

Christina Tan said...

I feel that my parish priest also seems to approach this on a superficial level. He seems to think all this is just superstition. Since reading Fr. Gabriele Amorth's books on exorcism, I know about these things in more detail. When I asked my priest about demonic oppression, he just asked me to "pray", he didn't want to explain about using exorcised salt, oils etc.

NGF said...

These things are so real. There is a shaman who lived at the village in Africa where I used to live and he can perform lots of shocking feats, make powerful charms and amulets that work.

Phil said...

Only God can save you from evil. Trust in God.

Tze Ling said...

He is the prince of lies. Always remember this. Seek refuge from God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the holy angels and saints.

FD said...

certain people have over power over demons believe it or not they are afraid of us because God can give us abilities they had and lost but you just have to have strong spirit and faith.

SHJ said...

The Devil or Djinn can possessed you about 2 Fact : 1 By a wizard who makes black magic in your drink or food and if you eat it or drink it than you are possessed !! 2 You can also possessed if you lives a life full sins dont believe in God doing stupid things like going to the Disco , cheating on your wife , lie to much sins what is forbidden in the HOLY Books of the creator . Photo s in your house , listening music these are things what de devil loves

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