Archbishop Castellucci reflected on the claim the possessed man made that he would die in a traffic accident, saying, “My life is in the hands of the Lord Jesus and certainly not in that demon’s. I wasn’t worried at all. The word of God teaches that the curses are ineffective.”
There is another quote from the article that is more to the point:
‘Archbishop Castellucci said discernment was important regarding alleged cases of possession. Many cases belong more to “the competence of a psychiatrist than an exorcist.”’
I am very skeptical about exorcisms. I am not saying it’s not possible that some of them are real, but like UFO sightings, I think most of them are not. It is too possible for a deranged, but clever, person to fake such a thing.
Duck 2 flying objects and call me in the morning.
Demons are for real. No doubt about it.
If a person claims to be possessed, they most likely are not. Usually it is family members that start the process, which is long and thorough.
We should be. The Church itself doesn’t jump in blindly, but requires medical & psychological testing to rule out other causes of the behavior.
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