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Father Gabrielle Amorth is an exorcist. He has written extensively about it, and has so many fans that some of his work is out in audio form and unsigned paperbacks can go at collectors’ prices.
You too can perform an exorcism, by the way. It’s actually quite easy. Just mention the devil, and you can exorcise a whole roomful of liberals in about two minutes.
The devil is a dirty word to liberals. They do not like their children to overhear such filth. They want their children unsullied and masturbating in peace–sorry, that’s ‘exercising their sexuality’ as Planned Parenthood likes to put it (to girl scouts, for example, as PP recently did at the UN with their classic sex-ed brochure “Young, Healthy, and Hot”).
But Catholics still believe in the devil (that’s ‘believe’ as in ‘say the devil exists’). Christ believed in devils and cast them out three or four at a time. Exorcists say scary things about them. And the most frightening thing Father Amorth says, among very frightening things indeed, is that in his professional opinion the Vatican has been possessed by one.
Well, that explains a lot!
But it can be fixed! Forget those other hermeneutics! Let’s apply the Hermeneutic of Hex and exorcise the hell out of Rome!
Just follow the usual steps, says Father. Confession, a form of exorcism, is the first step to ridding ourselves of the devil, accompanied by personal prayer. That failing after sincere and sustained attempts, the Catholic Rituale has various prayers of graduating intensity which, although the devil always tries to hide, will eventually call him out and conquer him.
But some cases are really tough. These cases, according to Amorth, may involve cursed objects hidden close by, or even swallowed whole, like a bit of magic apple.
Or it could be spells and curses, radioactive words tucked away deep in the consciousness to leak their poison, or really, actually buried somewhere close by, in the backyard or the darkest part of the basement where it’s always damp and strange things live, buried like a bit of bone or braided hair or a clot of blood. Then exorcists have to get out their picks and shovels, real ones, or in the case of spells, the drill bits of good interview questions, because the objects or words usually must be uncovered before the devil will give up and go to hell. These latter kind are on the rise, says Father Amorth, with the resurgence of witchcraft in the world (while the Church Militant lies drugged, dreaming of Her Prince!).
That must be the kind we have in the Vatican! We’re under a spell! And some very great people have pointed us to the spot (most recently, the popular Roman theologian, Msgr. Brunero Gherardini, author of Ecumenical Council Vatican II, A Much Needed Discussion) : it’s certain words buried deep in the documents of Vatican II!
Gherardini says, regarding the frightening growth of rankest relativism since the Council, “There is even an organizational logic at the service of a satanic intelligence in the very heart of the Church which does not flee from ‘plots, murders, conspiracies.'” (112 of the text, available here) “Modernism hid itself under the cloak of Vatican II,” he writes (91), and “Modernist corruption has hidden itself within the Council documents themselves.” (92)
They were cleverly concealed! The ordinary person would have a difficult time of it, searching. These modernist ideas are often shielded by an opposing, contradictory, traditional statement that the devil can quote when challenged during the exorcism, as he often does, according to Amorth.
For example, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy ordered that Latin be retained by the Church, as always, as tradition requires. But at the same time, elsewhere one finds the contrary statement that “the vernacular be permitted when it seems beneficial.” It has ‘seemed beneficial’ in so many instances–of course as Satan knew it would–that seminaries don’t even teach Latin anymore, and the old universal Church has now balkanized into thousands of language ghettos, and it’s entirely possible that some of the translations of the consecration are cheap enough and dirty enough to make the consecration invalid. As Satan knew it might, and many suspect is the case. (Yummy! Tender young souls tonight!)
So the trick, then, you see how it works, is to make sure there are opposing notions, the inclusion of the traditional position and the introduction of a new one. Wow, we’ll have a choice! Take a bite, princess.
One of the most pernicious of these hidden poisons is this one: a constitution of Vatican II says in one place, “The manner and order in which Catholic belief is expressed should in no way become an obstacle in dialogue with our brethren” and elsewhere the honest old position, “It is, of course, essential that doctrine be clearly presented in its entirety.” In practice, just about any truth is extremely uncomfortable to say, and the faithful will gladly seize the excuse that saying ‘Suzie should not move in with her young man until they are married’ is quite an “obstacle” indeed. And so it goes. Suzie is lost, Satan wins her beautiful soul.
Another way to hide hexes and spells is in pretty words, so that we are enchanted by the rhythm and rhyme of them and follow the Pied Piper all the way to the sea! Consider this statement from Vatican II: ‘The Church of God subsists in the Catholic Church.’ That’s a big word, subsists. It’s much better than the old way of saying it, ‘The Church of God is the Catholic Church.’ Anybody can say, is. Only an expensive lawyer can say subsists! Excellent change–so they thought.
But it changes the doctrine.
Now there are two or even more rabbits inside the Hat! (You know how prolific rabbits are, like protestants spinning off sects.) Before, there had always been only one, the One, the Holy Apostolic Church. Now there is something bigger and we’re inside It!
That ‘something bigger’ holds all the churches, not just the Catholic Church founded by Christ. And Vatican II gave them a whole spell of their own, for they became Churches. A big bright capital C instead of that plain little hard old h for heretic, and now it lies lodged in Her throat, and She sleeps on. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who deny Christ is God but who must have somewhere in them the “significance and importance in the mystery of salvation” because Vatican II said so, ah, they are up early and going door to door. Delish, says the devil! How sweet it is!
We quit going door-to-door saving souls, you see. Because all Churches save souls, don’cha know. At least according to the Council. Don’ need no sacraments here! Don’ need no Christ. We got the Church of Christ Without Christ, don’cha know.
Dylan said it well about the devil, in ‘Man of Peace’ :
He’s a great humanitarian, he’s a great philanthropist,
He knows just where to touch you honey, and how you like to be kissed
He’ll put both his arms around you
You can feel the tender touch of the beast
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace. (Read all Dylan’s lyrics to “Man of Peace” here.)
Yes, Father Amorth, we’re possessed, all right. We need a boatload of hermeneutic. Maybe SSPX will play the Prince in their scheduled battle with the Vatican over the buried words of Vatican II. Fer shure, somebody needs a good old-fashioned hex-kicking, and those SSPX boys may be the ones to do it.
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