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Flustered over the Pope’s impromptu exorcism

What did he JUST DO? The pope and the devil: Is Francis an exorcist? The question has bubbled up ever since Francis laid his hands on the head of a young man in a wheelchair after celebrating Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square. The young man heaved deeply a half-dozen times, shook, then slumped in…

Today in Exorcism for July 31, 21st century

I am unclear why today has delivered me three stories on exorcism. It’s a hot topic, damn it. Maybe because The Vatican Tapes is showing. But the rite of exorcism is no more relevant or non-fictional than it was centuries ago. As an enlightened society, we probably should get over the whole demon possession scapegoat thing… it’s modern…

Pope fueling trend to blame the Devil

Great… back to the Dark Ages where we blame personal and social problems on supernatural entities instead of effectively dealing with harsh reality. How is that helpful? ‘Pope Francis effect’ leads to exorcism boom – Telegraph. The “Pope Francis effect” has been credited with encouraging a resurgence in faith among rank-and-file Catholics but it has…

Vatican legitimizes process of exorcism

This is ridiculous. It raises serious questions about the involvement of religious officials and medical professionals in mental health care. Vatican recognizes International Association of Exorcists – UPI.com. The International Association of Exorcists has been formally recognized by the Vatican’s Holy See, an indication the Catholic Church approves of the controversial practice of exorcism. The…

Exorcism… Yada yada yada

A topic that really yanks my chain – exorcists. Exorcism: It hasn’t gone away you know. | Irish Examiner. Exorcists have always been recognised by the Catholic Church and an updated rite has been put in place, with regular courses for priests, in Rome. And since the last papacy, under Benedict XVI, the rest of…

The Strange remains the same for 18 March 2015

Singapore dismisses Lee Kuan Yew death report as hoax Priest arrested for exorcism on anorexic girl Holocaust-denying bishop plans consecration without pope’s consent Health Canada licensing of natural remedies ‘a joke,’ doctor says Mysterious ‘snow carrots’ observed at meteorite impact sites Family of Perth baby who died of whooping cough hope to raise awareness, prevent…

The Strange remains the same for 6 November 2014

1977: The Amityville Haunting and the Enfield House | The History Reader. Man buys home, finds corpse inside | WGAL Home. Why the Pope Shuns Creationism But Supports Exorcism : Discovery News. Victorian woman offered compensation after being ‘run over by dog’. snopes.com: Are the Spider Eggs Used to Fill Beanie Babies Hatching?. Urban Legend…

The Strange Remains the Same for 10 July 2014

If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom. ~Lord Byron Did Mick Jagger Jinx Brazil and Other World Cup Teams? – ABC News. Pope Francis and the psychology of exorcism and possession | Professor Chris French | Science | theguardian.com. Drought…

Leftover Links for 17 July 2013

This is what happens when you go on vacation… news keeps happening. I’m working on an “aside” feature for leftover links. Can’t seem to get it quite right. Any advice – I’d like to have a special place for the remainder links. Meanwhile, chow down on these yummy leftovers. One hell of a deal: Pope…

Leftover Links for 16 February 2013

Lovely leftovers today… Oh, and a reminder, if you like Doubtful News, please spread the word by linking to our pieces in forums and on social media. That goes a long way and we appreciate it. From Canada Pete McMartin: Call the doctor – this government is making me sick. From the Vatican Vatican Exorcist…