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Exorcism, Possession & the Problem of Evil

“William Wilson.” By Edgar Allan Poe

LITERATURE MATTERS

Michael S. Rose

Poe uses the doppelgänger motif as a physical manifestation of Wilson’s conscience and ultimately shows the demise of a man who, blinded by his sins, kills his own conscience.

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Dracula. By Bram Stoker

LITERATURE MATTERS

Michael S. Rose

November 2018

For the original vampire slayers, most of them nominal Anglicans, the efficacy of Catholic sacramentals and the Sacrament quickly becomes apparent.

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True & False Possessions, Revisited

IN A STRANGE & CONFUSING REALM

Richard E. Gallagher

May 2015

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Devil or Disease?

Stephen J. Kovacs

January-February 2015

A review of True or False Possession?: How to Distinguish the Demonic from the Demented

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Soldiers for the Battle
January-February 2011

Only a tiny number of American priests are trained in the rite of exorcism, and these few have been overwhelmed by requests to evaluate claims of possession.

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An Army of Locusts Arises From the Smoke

GUEST COLUMN

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

June 2010

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The Demon of Child Sacrifice & the Valley of Slaughter

LIBERA NOS A MALO

Thomas J. Euteneuer

June 2010

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The Smoke of Satan in the Vatican?
May 2010

Fr. Gabriel Amorth's recent declaration that Satan is alive and well in the heart of the Vatican itself has to rank as the exorcist's most provocative revelation to date.

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Seven Degrees of Demonic Persecution

LIBERA NOS A MALO

Thomas J. Euteneuer

May 2010

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The New Rite of Exorcism: A Potent Weapon Is Weakened

LIBERA NOS A MALO

Thomas J. Euteneuer

April 2010

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My (Somewhat Crooked) Path to the Monastery

CALL OF THE WILD

Abbot Joseph

March 2010

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The Church's Warfare of Exorcism

LIBERA NOS A MALO

Thomas J. Euteneuer

January-February 2010

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Exorcisms in the Modern World

Arthur C. Sippo

November 2009

Review of The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist by Matt Baglio

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The Primeval Struggle

GUEST COLUMN

Terence J. Hughes

July-August 2009

The forces that promote the Culture of Death have chosen their reward: "Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven!"

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Father Corapi Speaks
July-August 2009

The apostolic preacher discusses his return to the faith from the grips of the Devil, the challenges facing the Church today, and more.

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Perfect Possession

REBELS AGAINST THE LIGHT

Maria Hsia Chang

May 2009

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An Exorcism Available to Everyone
November 2008

It is futile to try to fight the devil with holy water, without abandoning a life of sin and turning to the way of sanctity.

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A Case of Demonic Possession

AMONG THE MANY COUNTERFEITS

Richard E. Gallagher

March 2008

Psychiatrists as a group are generally not very open to, or knowledgeable about, the distinct possibility of demonic possession.

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Your Final Destination

CHOOSE YOUR GATE

Abbot Joseph

January 2006

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The Bileworm Memorandum

SIX STRATEGIES FOR SATANIC SOVEREIGNTY

Eugene Hoyas

February 2001

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The Dark Side of Self-Sacrifice

GUEST COLUMN

Eric J. Scheske

May 2000

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Why Evil? Why Anything At All?

Brendan Sweetman

July/August 1995

Review of Evil and the Evidence for God

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