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Not all Catholic priests are specially trained in the sort of exorcism depicted in the film (although a particular form of exorcism is contained in the rite of baptism). Major and specific exorcism is a specialist ministry for which some are more suited than others. Sacerdos, seu quivis alius legitimus Ecclesiae minister, vexatos a daemone exorcizaturus, ea ...


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There are no explicit references to exorcism in the OT. However, in a possible foreshadowing of Christ, David caused an evil spirit to depart from Saul multiple times by playing the harp (1 Sam 16, 18, 19). Some view the NT exorcism accounts as evidence of an increased attempt by Satan to thwart God's plan to redeem the world through Jesus.


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Exorcisms aren't recorded in the LDS Church, in fact the ordinance itself isn't even documented, it's known unofficially as one of the, "Unwritten Ordinances" of the church, along with dusting your feet (see Matt 10:14) and other similar ordinances. There are many stories which exist as Mormon urban legends, mostly involving missionaries serving in highly ...


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The faithful may recite the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel freely. The prohibition from Pope Leo XIII is against the faithful’s use of the rite of exorcism—in other words, the pope is prohibiting the faithful from attempting an exorcism themselves, as only a priest or bishop may do this. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1673, explains, ...


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Along with the great answer by Andrew Leach, I would like to point out that a priest or a bishop are valid ministers to perform a exorcisms. Are all Catholic priests trained to perform exorcism? Even though all priest can perform an exorcism, there seems to exist a special training for it.src Is there any guidelines for casting out the demons or evil ...


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There's a lot of baggage that comes with belief, but it's simple to explain: God exists and he is pure spirit God made Angels which are pure spirit Some Angels are good Some Angels are bad God made the world God made people with a body and a spirit Humanity's ability to comprehend this ends at "people with a body". Philosophers can come up with the rest ...


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Is a Catholic priest's power of exorcism acceptable evidence of the Catholic Church's truth and validity of its claim to be the one true church? The short answer is no. The Catholic Church affirms the following, but no more: The present rite of exorcism as given in the Roman Ritual fully agrees with patristic teaching and is a proof of the continuity ...


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First, at the question : "do you really believe all of this ?" you can confidently answer "Yes". We can have faith in our faith, because it is utterly compatible with reason and science. Regarding your question, I should decompose it in 1/ possibility of existence of such a thing as demonic possession 2/ necessity (or probability) of it happening 3/ ...


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I don't think there is any other reference to casting out out of demons other than what's stated above about David. BUT Jesus said this in Matthew 12:27 NLT And if I am empowered by Satan, what about your own exorcists? They cast out demons, too, so they will condemn you for what you have said. So it seems as if casting out of demons already was ...


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tl;dr It is possible that they are not casting out the demons but that the demons participate by leaving on their own accord, in order to provide credence to the preacher. Exorcism exists also in other religions such as some forms of buddhism (they call it bgegs-bloz-chog or za-dre kha sgyur depending on the ritual) and among the nature religions of Africa....


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I will first answer the question posed by the O.P. in the title. Priests vs. pastors A priest is a baptized man (he has to be a male) who has received the second degree of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. That is, he was previously ordained a deacon (the first degree), and subsequently ordained a second time to the order of the presbyterate (the second degree)...


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Matthew 10:28, New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE), says: "Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell." Incidentally, Mark 5:11–13 narrates an incident where the devil kills animals after possessing them: "Now there on the hillside a great herd of ...


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There are many scriptures in the D&C that clarify this as a power that the restored priesthood of God has. Eg. D&C 84:67 In my name they shall cast out devils; Here's an example of when Joseph Smith cast out a devil from Newel Knight: The Knights and the Trial of Joseph Smith. It's not something that the church would publicize because it is a ...


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Only the Holy Spirit anoints offices in the church with miraculous gifts. It is best to think of 'gifts' as temporary and associated with a calling to an office and sanctification as permanent calling to salvation'. Even those sanctified by faith may not be given unusual gifts unless called to an external office requiring those externally anointed abilities. ...


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The answer to this would really depend on what tradition you come from. Some traditions teach that it is baptism in water that brings salvation. Thus, it could be argued that baptism, bringing salvation to an individual, would be the inception of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This, then, would, in fact, be a sort of protection. However, for ...


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Yes , the laity are permitted to use exorcised salt or any other sacramental that the Church has for their disposition. Unfortunately the Ordinary Rite has no provision for this blessing in the new "Rituale". That said, it is possible to find priests of the Extraordinary Rite to pronounce the blessing for you. Some priests of the Ordinary Rite are ...


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The traditional (pre-Vatican II) blessing for holy water in the Rituale Romanum (Roman Ritual) includes exorcisms of salt and water: 1. On Sundays, or whenever this blessing takes place, salt and fresh water are prepared in the church or in the sacristy. The priest, vested in surplice and purple stole, says: P: Our help is in the name of the Lord. All: Who ...


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Do exorcisms need to be performed in a particular language? The short answer is no. It may be true that the Devil and his agents hate the use of Latin within the Roman Rite, but an exorcism may be performed in another [vernacular] language as well. For example a Catholic priest of the Greek Rite is quite free to use the "Rituale" of their particular ...


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The short answer is yes. But it is not as simple as that either. From a Catholic view point I am going to let Fr. Gabriele Amorth,the head exorcist for the Diocese of Rome answer your question. Other denominations will see things somewhat differently. Fr. Gabriele Amorth in his in his book An Exorcist Tells His Story (1999) gives a Catholic viewpoint of ...


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For your book, I believe it would be more accurate to employ the term that best suits the needs of your manuscript. In other words, if the exorcist priest is a Parish Priest, then yes he is a Pastor. But in everyday life, Catholics simply call their pastors Father "N." Some Parish Priests are called Monsignor, if this title has been accorded to a priest by ...


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There are two basic analogies for fire in the NT: first is the everlasting fire the condemned souls are cast into; the second one is the purifying fire associated with the Holy Spirit. Mt 25:41 is an example of the former: Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his ...


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There are no biblical references as to why Catholic exorcists say that Latin is hated by the Devil. Many Catholic priests who are exorcists have made this claim (statement). But I imagine that exorcists in the Eastern Rite Churches (Catholic or otherwise), have the Devil saying the same about their traditional liturgical languages also. Here is what one ...


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Only priests duly authorized can perform exorcisms (can. 1172). The Church forbids laymen from doing exorcisms themselves because they are not priests, do not have proper authority, and will only further endanger themselves. Laymen can pray Pope Leo XIII's full St. Michael the Archangel prayer, part of which is in the Rite of Exorcism of the Roman Ritual (...


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Thanks to curiousdannii in the comments: You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. James 2:19


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I basically agree with Ken Graham's answer. However, based on some research by Kristen Herdman, it seems like the idea of vomiting during exorcisms is certainly pre-modern. Research by Herdman In a MA Thesis by Kristen Herdman (Herdman, 2016), Gregory of Tours (†594) is quoted a couple of times, giving instances of vomiting during exoricisms: In chapter ...


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If you look at the Biblical account, baptism has always accompanied entry into the church. It is offered "for the forgiveness of your sins" (Ac 2:38 or to "wash your sins away." (Ac 22:16) It frequently precedes/accompanies the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and is never far behind. If committing your life to Jesus and being baptized puts you under God's ...


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Loads! Eg John 9:1-12: As he [Jesus] went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned,’ said Jesus, ‘but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent ...


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The NET Bible makes an interesting point at footnote 54: Most read your sons as a reference to Jewish exorcists (cf. “your followers,” L&N 9.4; for various views see D. L. Bock, Luke [BECNT], 2:1077-78), but more likely this is a reference to the disciples of Jesus themselves, who are also Jewish and have been healing as well (R. J. Shirock, “Whose ...


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Your question has to be divided into two parts: How are Catholic exorcisms actually performed and how is one able to help liberate the possessed through various sacraments and sacramental outside an actual exorcism. It should be noted that sometimes the liberation of a soul from the grips of the evil one happens after just a few exorcisms, while others take ...


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The mode of angelic knowledge is not discursive (reasoning from one premises to conclusions, as in human knowledge) but intuitive. Addressing whether an angel knows God by his own natural principles, St. Thomas Aquinas answers (Summa Theologica I q. 56 a. 3 c.): The angels can have some knowledge of God by their own principles. In evidence whereof it must ...


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