So how is a person with psychological problems at any level from mild to extreme ; how is that person to know or come to an understanding if he or she , is or is not at some level being tormented or even possessed by a demon… ?
I imagine at some point a person would need to contact a priest, but how does one breach the subject, let alone even begin to discern such a thing as to not become scrupulous about it or even develop some sort of O.C.D over the issue ?
Is a person supposed to be referred to a priest over the matter ?
I mean there are of course the blatant and obvious signs that something in the realm of satan is taking place, I guess I am talking other than that .
Then I am also curious, at times on television there are programs of people who claim to be an exorcist , they are obviously not Catholic, or by any means involved with the Catholic Church, some programs are blatantly for entertainment others seems to suggest that the individual is truly doing something good for Christ and society;
why then for those who think they are helping others, and working on behalf of Christ, would those people be considered doing something wrong in the eyes of the RCC ?
It seems that some where in Scripture Christ said something in regards to those who are working In my name can not work against me… ( very rough paraphrasing ).
So if that is to some degree correct that is quoted in scripture some where, why then would the RCC be against anyone who is working to help those who are possessed and are not just selling snake oil . ?
If Catholic priests are over taxed by such an issue, then why not start training deacons ( if they are already not ) and grant a right to lay catholics, even nuns , an friars ; on this issue ? What would be the problem with that idea ?