Jesus is stronger than the devil

Jesus is stronger than the devil

“Jesus rebuked him and said, ‘Quiet, come out of him!’ The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him.”

A good friend of mine related this true story to me of an older priest he met while working at an inner-city soup kitchen. The older priest recounted a story of an exorcism experience that he encountered early in his priesthood while he was stationed in a diocese on the east coast. This priest, only a few years ordained at the time, was ask to be the exorcist of that particular diocese because of his piety and apparent holiness. At his first experience as an exorcist, he was sent by the diocesan authorities to a home of an elderly woman where he encountered a young man – her son, who was obviously in great emotional distress and anguish of soul. Sometime during the course of the exorcism, the young priest asked the young man why he was so troubled. The young man answered in a shrill-like voice, that he was possessed by an unclean spirit from hell – a demon. The priest then responded with the question directed to the unclean spirit, “Then what is your name or what do you call yourself!” The demon retorted, “My name is hatred for the Mother of God!” .

I don’t mind admitting to you that when my friend first told me this story, I got goose bumps, and the chills ran up and down my spine. Continue reading

Divine Mercy Sunday 4-27-2014

 Announcement-         ProLifeCorner.com- Freeport Illinois-   Speaker: Trina Hingtgen is the Executive Assistant at Dubuque County Right to Life in Dubuque, Iowa. She is married to Lonnie and has one grown daughter. She converted to Catholicism in 2001, after years in the new age religion. Trina works to educate people on the sanctity of all human life, is active in her parish and community and gives talks in the tri-state area about the value of all life, confession, conversion and other topics. Continue reading