Roman Catholic Church is Looking for a Few Good Men to Fight Devils and Demons
According to Reuters news agency in November, the U.S. Roman Catholic church is looking for a few good men. Applications are being accepted to fulfill the demand in America for ordained exorcists.Apparently the Roman Catholic clergy across America have been overwhelmed with requests for exorcists, this officially stated by the Catholic News Service in its November reports.
Roman Catholic bishops have recently held a special training workshop in Baltimore, as part of a recruitment program for would be exorcists within the ranks of the clergy. A weekend long training seminary was conducted to teach clerics the esoteric rite to their recruits.
The church has signed up 56 bishops along with 66 priests for the two-days workshop that began on the morning a Friday and finished late in the evening on Saturday, just in time for rest before Sunday observation and worship.
The current Roman Churches and ranking high orders within, have conducted these recruitment's due to the rising demand for exorcism rites. No official statement has been made as to why the demand for exorcists has increased in the last few years, and it should be noted that the officially sanctioned exorcism rites are rarely performed in this or the last century.
Yet church officials in America are seeking increase the qualified and trained numbers of priests ready to perform all necessary functions, and become practicing exorcists. As of November 2010. there was only small group of American exorcists that the church currently has on its books. Six was the exact number as per church records, mostly on the East coast.
"There's this small group of priests who say they get requests from all over the continental U.S.," Bishop Thomas Paprocki told news agencies, then added, "Actually, each diocese should have its own exorcist."
Exorcists are trained in the complete doctrine of not only ritual, but diagnosis, psychological evaluations for receivers of the rites, and all things that may be seen as possible signs of demonic possession. These would include but are not limited to acts of scratching, cutting, biting of the skin; profound displays of strength; unusual usage of language, personality shifts, and a strong or violent reaction to holy water. Catholic Church law stipulates that only properly trained priests can perform the rite
While solemnly regarded by the Catholic Church, exorcism today by many is regarded to be a purely superstition based ritual. To some it is sacred as taking the Eucharist, to others it is nothing more than acting as a magician in a state show, and to others there is the realm of unknown possibilities.
Even today exorcism evokes powerful and unexplained images that make most of us wonder.
If American churches are in need of exorcists, we might want to make sure they are ready and able to perform their duties to God and man. For good, or evil may or may not exist. But the demand for faith and healing, in many forms is always in demand.
But maybe it is the right thing to keep the older ways alive in the modern era.
Just in case an emergency happens. Somebody has to fight evil, right?