["The Last Judgment," detail, Michelangelo, 1536-1541]
When "P" walked into the chapel for his weekly exorcism session, as always I asked him how he was feeling. He responded, "I feel an intense hatred for you." At that point, I knew that he was starting to "manifest," ie, the demons were coming to the fore. The spiritual battle was on.
Demons hate priests. They hate the Church. They hate God most of all. And they can't stand anything holy. John Paul II said that God does not send anyone to hell; rather, they choose it for themselves. Likewise, the demons try to stay far away from God and all that is holy, that is, they choose to dwell in their own hell.
This is an important truth for our time. In this post-Christian era, hatred for God, the faith, and all that is holy is explicit and even celebrated. It is not surprising that Satanists reject the Catholic Church. Similarly, as someone goes deeper into witchcraft and sorcery, they too increasingly hate the Church and reject the faith. Some of their number will even intentionally curse priests and the faithful.*
This odium fidei, hatred of the faith, is spreading. There have been 300 known attacks against Catholic churches in the United States since 2020. Not long ago, A mother contacted me and, in tears, said her daughter had gone off to college and had converted to witchcraft and paganism. Her daughter now, in her own words, "violently rejects" the Catholic faith and avoids contact with the Catholic members of her family. She has even convinced her younger sibling to stop going to Mass and to question the faith.
During "P"'s session, we prayed the Litany of the Saints that is used in an exorcism. At one point, the Litany says: "You gave your Disciples power over demons." I stopped and commanded the demons, "Is that true? Does the Church has power over you?" "No, no," they said, shaking the head. I responded: "Tell the truth!" They said again, "No, no!" "Stop lying," I retorted, "I command you to tell the truth!" They finally admitted in a sullen tone, "Yes."
At the end of "P"'s session, after he had returned to full consciousness and the demons' receded, he looked at me and said, "The demons are afraid of you." I responded, "They are afraid of Jesus and his Church."
In a recent Marian apparition, Our Lady reportedly told us not to be afraid of the future. She told us to look to Jesus, to pray and trust in Him. In our exorcism ministry the words of Our Lady are confirmed daily. Jesus is Lord. Pray and trust in Him. It is Satan and his minions who are terrified of Jesus and his Church, and they are terrified of what is to come.
*See Exorcist Diary blog #259.
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