As much as we believe that the Devil was behind Adolf Hitler, possessing and directing him, we also believe that he (the Devil) is here behind the drug cartels." Mexico's exorcists say there is unprecedented demand for their services. Some are even not taking new cases, as they are having to exorcise demons almost every day..
"This didn't happen before", says Father Francisco Bautista, another exorcist in Mexico City. Most of the cases, he explains, require a lesser form of exorcism, called liberation prayers - effective when a person still controls part of his or her mind and body. Only rarely does the Devil possess someone completely, he says, but when that happens, the bishop of the diocese must intervene... Read the full article at BBC News
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
"I want to recommend some medicine for all of you," the pope said Nov. 17 at the end of his Sunday Angelus address. "It's a spiritual medicine. Holding up a white medicine box with an anatomical drawing of the human heart on it, Pope Francis told some 80,000 people gathered for the midday prayer that the boxes contained a rosary. Don't forget to take it," he said. "It's good for your heart, for your soul, for your whole life."...Continue reading at Catholic News Service
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Sr Helena Burns in her blog has put together a comprehensive list of trustworthy Catholic news sources. At a time when the secular media regularly misrepresents Catholic teaching it is imperative to have access to media sources which carry orthodox Catholic teaching. Recently the secular media has misrepresented comments by Pope Francis. Sadly many Catholics are ignorant of Church teaching and appear to take reports in the secular media as gospel. Reliable news sources for Catholics are available at BEST CATHOLIC NEWS SOURCES
Friday, November 8, 2013
Mark Shea who is a strong critic of Medjugorje launched another attack in an article titled Are Pilgrimages to Medjugorje Reeeeeeeally Forbidden? .This is my response:
Satan must have turned over a new leaf. Apparently if the anti Medjugorje brigade is to be believed he is behind the huge numbers of conversions/confessions at Medjugorje. The reality of course is that Satan hates Medjugorje.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Rosary Miracle at Hiroshima - August 6th, 1945 There was a home eight blocks (about 1 kilometer) from where the A-Bomb went off in Hiroshima Japan. This home had a church attached to it which was completely destroyed, but the home survived, and so did the eight German Jesuit missionaries who prayed the rosary in that house faithfully every day. These men were missionaries to the Japanese people, they were non-military, but because Germany and Japan were allies during WWII they were permitted to live and minister within Japan during the war. Not only did they all survive with (at most) relatively minor injuries, but they all lived well past that awful day with no radiation sickness, no loss of hearing, or any other visible long term defects or maladies.
Naturally, they were interviewed numerous times (Fr. Schiffer, a survivor, said over 200 times) by scientists and health care people about their remarkable experience and they say "we believe that we survived because we were living the message of Fatima. We lived and prayed the rosary daily in that home." Of course the secular scientists are speechless and incredulous at this explanation - and they are sure there is some "real" explanation - but at the same time over 55 years later the scientists are still absolutely bamboozled when it comes to finding a plausible scenario to explain the missionary's unique escape from the hellish power of that bomb. Full details HERE
Rhodes: Icon of the Archangel Michael weeping in the Sacred Church of the Archangel Michael in the Old Cemetery of Ialyssos.
Inhabitants of Rhodes are talking about a miracle, having seen on Saturday morning an icon of the Archangel Michael weeping in the Sacred Church of the Archangel Michael in the Old Cemetery of Ialyssos. At 2:00 PM Metropolitan Kyrillos of Rhodes went to the place himself where the icon can be found following reports from the faithful, in order to determine if this was a miracle or some other event. The Metropolitan, after indeed verifying there were what looked like tears on the face of the Archangel, asked for the icon to be moved from the place it was hanging... Continue reading at MYSTAGOGY
Monday, November 4, 2013
Our Lady's Message to Mirjana
“Dear children; Anew, in a motherly way, I am calling you to love; to continually pray for the gift of love; to love the Heavenly Father above everything. When you love Him you will love yourself and your neighbor. This cannot be separated. The Heavenly Father is in each person. He loves each person and calls each person by his name. Therefore, my children, through prayer hearken to the will of the Heavenly Father.
Converse with Him. Have a personal relationship with the Father which will deepen even more your relationship as a community of my children- of my apostles. As a mother I desire that, through the love for the Heavenly Father, you may be raised above earthly vanities and may help others to gradually come to know and come closer to the Heavenly Father. My children, pray, pray, pray for the gift of love because ‘love’ is my Son. Pray for your shepherds that they may always have love for you as my Son had and showed by giving His life for your salvation. Thank you”