Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Exorcist Dies. Rest in Peace, Gabriel Amorth

Fr. Gabriel Amorth, Rome's chief exorcist, has died at the age of 91. Ordained in 1951, Amorth performed an estimated 70,000 exorcisms and has been attributed with revitalizing the ministry of deliverance throughout the world.

According to Spanish theologian, Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea, “His strong, vigorous voice spoke to millions of people about the action of the devil. He alone, one person, managed to revitalize the ministry in one country and then his influence reached everywhere in the Church."

Amorth was explicit in his belief that the devil was active in politics and even the Vatican itself. He was also convinced that a culture which had turned away from God would soon be "admonished" by Him:

“We have forgotten God! Therefore, God will soon admonish humanity in a very powerful manner, He knows how to remind us of His presence.”

As well as fighting evil in the spiritual sphere, Amorth was no stranger to fighting it in the temporal. He was awarded the Medal of Liberation for his service against the Nazis as a partisan in World War Two.

May he rest in peace,



LL said...

I wish we could have arranged to put him within range of Hillary and Barack while he lived.

LSP said...

Things might have been very different. Still, it seems as though the adversary's discarding his broken pantsuit toy. Or has an exorcism occurred that we don't know about?

LL said...

She is still showing up for the debate, but might end up having a grand mal seizure in front of the cameras (face on this time). I can see Trump rushing to her side to aid her, "Is there a doctor in the house"? As we know, Hillary travels with a small army of physicians who are perfectly aware of her physical condition but the picture of Trump rushing to save Hillary, doing the chicken on the floor, would be priceless.

One would hope that Trump would stop short of giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Or he starts and yacks on her...that might be fun too.

Adrienne said...

A great and courageous man.

He has a new book being release next month that I would really like to read.

An Exorcist Explains the Demonic: The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels Paperback – October 27, 2016

Brig said...

As Adrienne said, a good man.

Adrienne, let me know what you think of his book.

LSP said...

I'd say either scenario works, LL. Good plan -- perspective.

LSP said...

I've been meaning to get that, Adrienne and, of course, Amorth was the real deal.

LSP said...

Beware the demons, Brig!