What has happened to the Church? Here are quote from a book written close companion of St. Maximillion Kolbe who is a co-founder of Marytown, the national shrine dedicated to St. Kolbe. The author is an Abbot, an exorcist himself, and an Ordinary just as any Bishop.
' Exorcism is a command to the demon, given in the name of God to depart from a person, place or thing. The formula of exorcism as given in the Roman Ritual is not reserved. It can be used by anyone, even by a lay person. There is no prohibition forbidding its use and the Church did not reserve those beautiful prayers, exclusively to the Sacred Ministers. Exorcism may be solemn or simple; public or private. The exorcism is solemn if it is performed to expel the demon himself; simple if it is performed to curb the influence of the demon. The Exorcism is public if it is performed by an ordained minister who acts as an Exorcist in the name and by the authority of the Church, in virtue of the powers received in Sacred Ordination. This power over possessed persons cannot be publicly used without special and express permission of the Ordinary. This prohibition is clearly defined in Canon 1151 No. 1(*Note): “No one endowed with the power of exorcising is allowed to pronounce an exorcism over a possessed person unless he has obtained special and express permission to do so from the Ordinary.” Hence, permission is required for solemn public exorcisms over possessed persons. No permission is needed for solemn public exorcisms over homes, field, animals, to places and in all private and simple exorcisms."
Note: That Canon 1151 No. 1 was the number in the Old Canon Law now it is Canon 1172 in the new revision of Canon Law.
More disturbing is the advice the author of Holy Souls Hermitage gives concerning the use of exorcism in the Confessional. He advices priests from saying exorcisms. I can't discern what he is saying because, like many, he confuses imprecative with imperative. From memory he advices not to say a imprecatory exorcism in the Confessional.
I don't have time to look that up but here is what Rev. Syzmanski says:
"When the time does not permit the recitation of long formal prayers, as for example, during the sacramental confession, when the confessor notices the danger of a sacrilegious confession or a difficulty in confessing sins, a simple command in his own words pronounced with faith will suffice … e.g. “I command you, evil spirit, in the name of our Lord Jesus Crucified to depart. Observe and notice the change that will follow."
The last sentence is not an imprecatory statement. But the author of Holy Souls Hermitage doesn't know this.
Imprecatory prayer is prayer asking God to kill, maim, curse, send into eternal damnation, or otherwise harm an enemy. In the United States imprecatory prayer is most often invoked by both sides before an important football game. Perhaps the most well-known imprecatory prayer is found in the Bible in Psalm 109, a Psalm which generally gets overlooked by sermon-writers.
Definition of IMPRECATION from Websters:
2: the act of imprecating— im·pre·ca·to·ry adjective See imprecation defined for English-language learners » See imprecation defined for kids » Examples of IMPRECATION
He muttered imprecations under his breath.
<the defiant prisoner continued to hurl imprecations and insults at the guards>
Synonyms: anathema, ban, execration, curse, malediction, malison, winze [Scottish]
Antonyms: benediction, benison, blessing
I wonder what force can make people not see or keep from understanding or blind people from the simplest truths. I understand that VC II made changes; but it didn't depart completely from the Bible nor Holy Tradition or Teachings of the Catholic Church previously put forth.
"Demonic influence" is a term that describes a type of diabolical phenomena that is a specific attack on the person of a human being. Fr. Fortea defines it as:
"The "Influence" is the phenomenon by which a devil exercises certain influence over a person's body."
Fr. Fortea then recommends prayers of liberation for priests to say rather than solemn exorcism because there is no possession.
Why don't people read Fathers Amorth, Fortea, Ripperger, Ianuzzi, Syquia, Eutenuer (one of the best treaties on binding prayer contained in his book) & stay away from dissenters of the Catholic Church?
What force attracts people to such dangerous writings from a dissenter of the Catholic Church?
What force that would love if all private prayer to cease.
I urge the OP to contact Fr. Joseph Ianuzzi. To begin to understand his reply you have to understand ecclesiastical terms of the Catholic Church. Terms that the author of Holy Souls Hermitage mocks: minor, solemn, simple, & public.
And if you think that the Church for 150 years has been confused about this as the author of Holy Souls Hermitage contends. Then I suggest you direct your personal prayers towards asking Christ to help you with your personal faith in Him.