In Catholic circles, you sometimes hear stories about Catholics (or others) who are possessed, not oppressed, but literally possessed, for months and months. Fr Z just posted a story about a possessed woman who was subjected to exorcisms on a weekly basis for 18 months.
My question is…if exorcisms sometimes take months to years, how does the possessed person possibly function in society? If a parent, surely you couldn’t see your children for that 18 month period for fear that the demons will force you to harm them. How could you even go into public for the same reason?
What am I missing? It sounds like the exorcisms happen week after week, but it’s not likely they are locked up in between? If true possession, not just demonic oppression, what stops the demon from going on a mass murder spree? I’m not being glib.