Yes, demons can physically harm a person. It mostly consists of forceful violence. A blow, a push, a shove. They may also do things to physical objects around a person to spook them. A step trips you, or a car swipes you a little too close. A demon cannot kill you. (God is superior to Chuck Norris when it comes to “allowing” things.) They will however do whatever they can to imply that they can kill.
Also, I do feel that they are controlling my thoughts and I know I must be letting them.
Angels (and therefore demons) cannot change a person’s Free Will. You have absolute control over your thoughts as much as any other person does. Demon’s will however make suggestions and do so in a way to cause the most Evil. In most and this case it’s to cause a person to believe that they have no control over their Free Will, thoughts, emotions, or lives.
They told me that if I don’t go to church anymore…they will leave me alone.
This may be true, and an example of Demon’s using Morton’s Fork to convince you that you have no control. If you go to Church they increase the pain. If you don’t go to Church, they increase the pain and say “what a bad Catholic for skipping Mass.”
You are required to celebrate Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. You are relieved if you cannot go due to sickness. If you are being tormented by demons and your limits are stressed then you are excused. To anyone who says go to Mass whatever there are physical limits to the body even in cases of demonic possession or torment. So unless you arrange for the person to be carried to Mass since during the previous night they were in agony, beaten, and vomiting constantly that they cannot even prop themselves over the toilet, do not lay even more *false *guilt of not making it to Mass because it’s the best solution.
I have talked to my priest in the past,he just says its not his area of expertise.
Speak to him again and remind him that he’s responsible for the care of his parishioners. If he’s unfamiliar, then he should find someone that is expereinced for you. If he doesn’t then one of the priests here at Catholic Answer’s will find one for you. All they probably need is your home address.
I never had demon problems before./QUOTE]
Some demonic activity is based of another’s Evil actions against you.
[quote]I know what prayers that work.
I guarantee every Tom, Dick, and Mary are going to flood this post with Rosary, Brown Scalper, and St. Michael prayer and say “this never fails”. Those who have suffered from demonic torment and possession have unique and individual prayers and sacramental that work. Just pick what you know that speaks to your heart and trust in God. Even if this trust is purely mechanical and brain logic.