Posts Tagged ‘Exorcism’
Posted by Mr DoctorE on May 13, 2014
Posted by Mr DoctorE on April 10, 2014
Versailles, France: A priest in an ultra-conservative Catholic sect has been charged with rape and torture for acts allegedly committed during exorcisms involving three schoolteachers.
Versailles prosecutor Vincent Lesclous told AFP the 40-year-old priest with the Society of Saint Pius X, whose identity has not been released to protect the victims, was charged on Wednesday and is being held without bail.
He is facing charges of aggravated rape, torture and “committing barbarous acts” for the alleged assaults on three teachers at a private religious school in the western suburbs of Paris.
The prosecutor refused to provide further details, but newspaper Le Parisien reported on Thursday that the assaults took place in the autumn of 2010 at the Notre-Dame de la Sablonniere school run by the sect.
It alleged he had first raped one teacher during an exorcism to purge her of the “evil” from a previous sexual assault.
He then used his “spiritual influence” to convince two other female teachers to undergo similar exorcisms, Le Parisien said.
Posted by Mr DoctorE on January 29, 2014
The stupid, it burns… ouch
Posted by Mr DoctorE on January 28, 2014
Insane madness in progress, captain/all involved need to get mental evaluation
A police captain in Indiana has said he believes the story of a woman who claimed her children were being attacked and possessed by hundreds of demons.
Latoya Ammons, who is a mother of three, told authorities that demonic spirits caused her 9-year-old son to walk backwards on a hospital ceiling and her 12-year-old daughter to levitate above her bed.
The unbelievable story, which emerged in the Indianapolis Star newspaper, and is detailed in social work reports, was supported by Gary Police Captain Charles Austin.
Captain Austin, a police officer with 36-years experience, initially said he was sceptical about the family’s claims but that he had been convinced after visiting the home and conducting interviews with the family.
The bizarre and unlikely tale began when Ms Ammons, her mother, Rosa Campbell, and three children – moved into a rental house on Carolina Street in November 2011. Ammons reported a plague of flies swarming onto the window of the porch despite it being the middle of winter.
She also reported regularly hearing things going bump in the night, along with the sound of footsteps and doors creaking and shadowy figures pacing in her living room.
Posted by Mr DoctorE on January 19, 2014
Superstition kills… again
Posted by Mr DoctorE on November 17, 2013
“A father and son are in custody in California on suspicion of kidnapping the father’s ex-wife to perform an exorcism.
San Joaquin County Sheriff’s officials say 42-year-old Jose Magana-Farias and his son, 20-year-old Victor Farias, thought the woman was possessed because her behavior had changed.
Lt. Mike Jones tells KCRA-TV (http://bit.ly/17md4Bp ) they picked her up on Saturday in Stockton and got two priests. The priests aren’t expected to face charges, according to the station.”
Posted by Mr DoctorE on August 13, 2013
Warning: Embarrassingly stupid
Part 2 <–
Posted by Mr DoctorE on June 13, 2013
But when Fremont County sheriff’s deputies arrived, the woman was breathing.
The Sheriff’s Office says it received the call Tuesday from a residence near Riverton, about 120 miles west of Casper. The caller said a woman possessed by a poltergeist had stopped breathing when sprayed with Holy Water and then went into cardiac arrest when others attempted an exorcism.
KTAK radio reports that the woman was taken to a hospital. Police said she was in stable condition.
The home’s occupants told police that a demon had been breaking things and biting people in the home, but the deputy couldn’t find any evidence
Posted by Mr DoctorE on April 15, 2013
A GP persuaded a patient to give up her anti-depression medication before taking her to his church to be exorcised, the General Medical Council was told.
Dr Thomas O’Brien was working as a locum when he took the woman to a Pentecostal church for a four-hour “testimony” where the exorcism allegedly took place.
Dr O’Brien has now been given conditions on his registration for 18 months after it was ruled that his professional and private boundaries became “blurred” and that he imposed his religious beliefs on the woman.
The GMC was told that he saw the patient, who has not been named, in Staffordshire. She had been prescribed antidepressant, antihypertensive and analgesic medication, but the woman claimed that she stopped taking the medication after Dr O’Brien told her “there is another way”.
She said he gave her lifts to a Pentecostal church in Stoke-on-Trent where she was advised that “God is her surgeon and God will heal her”.
The patient also claimed that Dr O’Brien sent her books about the church, which he ran with another person, and pamphlets including “An Occult Checklist”.
The woman said she was even subjected to a four-hour “testimony” where an exorcism was performed on January 19.
She claimed that Dr O’Brien specifically told her not to tell her psychiatrist about the meetings – because they “do the devil’s work” – and told her “she would be cursed” if she told the GMC.
The patient ignored this advice and told her psychiatrist, who then rang a confidential helpline to report her allegations.
They were then reported to the GMC’s interim orders panel, who found that there “may be impairment of Dr O’Brien’s fitness to practise which poses a real risk to members of the public”.
Posted by Mr DoctorE on December 1, 2012
What a bunch of idiots..
The Catholic Church has established an exorcist hotline in Milan, its biggest diocese, to cope with demand. Monsignor Angelo Mascheroni, the diocese’s chief exorcist since 1995, said the curia had also appointed twice as many exorcists to cope with a doubling in the number of requests for help over 15 years.
“We get many requests for names, addresses and phone numbers; that’s why we’ve set up a switchboard in the curia from Monday to Friday from 2.30pm to 5pm,” he told the chiesadimilano website.
“People in need can call and will be able to find a priest in the same area who doesn’t have to travel too far.” And to that end, the number of demon-busting priests on call has increased from six to 12.
The Monsignor said he knew of one exorcist who had been seeing up to 120 people a day. “But with so little time per client he was only able to offer a quick blessing. That’s not enough,” he said. ”There should be two to four appointments a day, no more, otherwise it’s too much.”
It’s not clear why the number of suspected possessions has risen so sharply. But Monsignor Mascheroni said that part of the increase might be explained by the rising numbers of parents having difficulty controlling disobedient teenagers.