One thing we have always been taught in the Church is, "The Mystical Body of Christ is truth". Not the Churchmen I add but the Church. There is one ritual above all others where truth by evil and the Church is apparent and shows graphically, the power of the Church remains and is the I Am of the world is in the Rite of Exorcism. Let me add another opinion. Baudelaire wrote, “The greatest work of the Devil is to convince us he does not exist”. That expression is both a conundrum and an oxymoron. If the devil is the false god, the Demon of Pride why would he not boast of his crimes? There can only be one reason, he is running scared, or frightened of the power of the Church. Thank God for that and for the corollary that tells us we should not fear him. We all have at sometime walked past a chained or a vicious, imprisoned dog with some fear but with the knowledge we are safe from his attack.
There are many publications that describe exorcisms, some of which make good reading if read in a reasoned manner seeking information rather than thrills and shivers. You will find "Satan in the Modern World" by Leon Christiani, but for me the information in “Begone Satan” by Rev. Celestine Kapsner is profound in its exposition of sin. It can be found at http://www.ewtn.com/library/NEWAGE/BEGONESA.HTM
It contains a very good explanation of the difference between the fallen angels and the condemned souls of souls of mankind and their reaction to the Sacred Host carried by the Parish Pastor.
"One may ask: Does Satan dare at all to remain in the presence of the All Holy? How can he endure it? Does he not run off like a whipped cur? All we need to remember is that Satan dared to approach our Lord fasting in the desert. He even dared to take the Saviour upon a high pinnacle at
There are truths, two in fact that we should all take to heart, both admitted to by one of the demons, Mina. Take them to heart and think them over deeply. As I have written before we are all in some way or could be as St Gregory the Great wrote, “Members of the Devil’s family if we have sinned and not confessed”. I have already posited that this is one reason many do not go to confession, a holy act to which many Catholics, who when you discuss the Great Gift of the Penitential Sacrament with them, some often sneer and others verbally react defensively. Read about the reaction of the wicked demon Mina towards the Eucharistic Host and for yourselves in other segments the reaction of demons towards Holy Objects. These Pictures and religious items should be displayed in our homes. Byzantine Catholics should have Icon Corners, Latins should display the Sacred Heart and have their home dedicated to it by a priest. All Catholic Homes should be blessed, if only to counteract Satan’s magic lantern the Tee Vee. Read why Mina was sentenced by Christ to be what she became in her eternal life.
Mina admitted that the cause of her damnation was her prolonged immoral life with Jacob while his wife was still living. But a more specific cause for her eternal woes in hell was her unrepented acts of child murder.
Exorcist: "You committed murder while you were still alive? Whom did you kill?"
Mina, bitterly: "Little ones." Evidently she meant her own children.
Exorcist: "How many did you actually kill?"
Mina, most unwillingly, curtly: "Three--no, actually four!"
Mina showed herself especially hateful. Her replies were filled with such bitter hatred and spite that they far surpassed all that had happened so far. Her demeanor towards the Blessed Sacrament is beyond description. She would spit and vomit in a most hideous manner so that both Father Theophilus and the pastor had to use handkerchiefs constantly to wipe off the spittle from habit and cassock. Because of her unworthy communions, it was clear that the Blessed Sacrament, the Bread of Eternal Life, which should have been the source of her eternal salvation, turned out to be unto her eternal damnation. For she tried to get at the Blessed Sacrament with a burning vengeance and hatred. Out of this group of devils, Mina and Judas were the worst offenders against the Blessed Sacrament.
I hope you all take to heart the two things that definitely condemned Mina in her eternal life Abortion and Unworthy communions. Priests should combat both for among your sheep just maybe those who sin in this manner. Your answer must be and should be for the sake of your immortal soul to get them in the confessional and preach Humanae Vitae. So they those who are yours by decree of Christ and His mystical Body are not lost for eternity
I have read Nehemiah Chapter 8 especially the following verses.
5 And Esdras opened the book before all the people: for he was above all the people: and when he had opened it, all the people stood.
6 And Esdras blessed the Lord the great God: and all the people answered, Amen, amen: lifting up their hands: and they bowed down, and adored God with their faces to the ground.
Does it not make you wonder that the Hebrews could worship their Tanakh, Torah or Bible in such a convincing pattern. To get down with their faces upon the floor in the presence of the written scriptures means they were on their knees before what, “a written record of their God’s words”. Look at us as Apostolic Catholics, the fulfillment of those Hebrew scriptures. Look at our actions, we who are at the mass not just in the presence of God’s written words but in His true Presence upon His Altar and at times in His presence in the Tabernacle. Do we believe as the Hebrews did. I can’t say we do and neither can many of you. Examine our behavior before the host and the often committed abuses as we saunter up to the Altar often not in a state of grace to receive Him in our hands. It is minimalism and blasphemy at its worst. Am I right???