Tuesday, February 21, 2012

From the Homily on Exorcism

Well, class, it's almost 6am, and I'm up and at 'em. 

Yesterday evening, I heard the following story from the priest's homily.  The Gospel was Jesus exorcizing a demon that the Apostles could not drive out.  Our Blessed Lord said, as was recorded by the end of the Gospel, that that particular demon could only be driven out by prayer.

Father said that there was a story, I believe in either South or Central America, where a number of priests who were authorized to conduct exorcisms were unsuccessful.  Eventually, the local bishop asked a certain priest known for his humility to perform the exorcism.  The priest did it out of humility and obedience to his bishop.  Immediately, the demon left, and it was attributed to the priest's obedience to his bishop.

Pretty cool, huh?

Class dismissed.

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