The internet is an essential tool for modern communication, but several Catholic priests are saying it’s also helping lead to an unprecedented epidemic in demonic possession — which is why they are trying to recruit a global exorcist army.
Father Vincent Lampert, the head priest at St. Malachy’s in Indianapolis, tells the New York Post that
he and 400 other Catholic leaders recently gathered in Rome “to
strategize on how to recruit and train more exorcists in the dark arts,
which uses holy water and prayer to combat evil.”
Why does the church suddenly need more exorcists? According to
Lampert, the proliferation of pornography on the web — along with the
widespread availability of illegal narcotics and information about the
occult — has led to a surge in demons taking possession of unsuspecting
people all over the world.
“Exorcism is like triage,” the priest told the Post. “We’re the emergency crew — but there aren’t enough of us.”
Marcos Quinones, a New York State chaplain, tells the Post
that he believes drug dealers are casting magical spells on the
narcotics they sell to make their users more open to demonic possession.
“Many drug traffickers practice forms of the occult,” he explains.
“They incorporate voodoo or black magic that gives them the power to
succeed. It makes the product more powerful and creates a stronger
addict. In essence, they’re doubling the curse the drugs cause
anyway… If demons exist and you take a drug that changes your thinking
pattern, that opens itself up to the entities of these Demons.”