Conference to address dirth of exorcists November 10, 2010Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, General Catholic.
A while back, I noted a comment from Spirit Daily regarding the shutdown of the Intercessors of the Lamb by the Diocese of Omaha and the near-simultaneous pulling of Fr. Thomas Euteneuer’s excellent, if scary, book on Exorcism, and wondered if there was a connection (the book is now virtually entirely out of stock – maybe a few Catholic booksellers still have a copy, but they are getting rare – and within a couple of months of release). Now comes news of a conference to address the dirth of trained exorcists in the United States – there are only 5 or 6. That’s amazing – that’s one exorcist for every 10 million reported Catholics. Those guys must not sleep much – no longer Fr. Euteneur
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Apparently, this conference, being sponsored by Bishop Paprocki of Springfield, IL, is going to bring in several dozen bishops and priests. That is very good news, a definite blessing. After reading Fr. Euteneur’s book, it is apparent that spiritual warfare and even possession are far more real phenomenon than many would like to admit – almost to the point of being frightening. With the darkness gathering in our culture, I am afraid that the services of exorcists will be increasingly in demand as time goes by. I think I will say a few extra prayers that more priests receive training in this very important apostolate.