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Diocese approves exorcism prayers at abortion clinic

Catholic World News - March 19, 2012

The Cincinnati archdiocese has given permission for priests to say prayers of exorcism at an abortion clinic.

Priests involved in 40 Days for Life will say the prayers for “exorcism of locality” outside the Women’s Med Center. In January an abortion clinic in Illinois was closed after priests said the exorcism prayers there.

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  • Posted by: Peter - Mar. 20, 2012 7:25 PM ET USA

    Remember this old joke: Mommy is reminding sassy little Jimmy to pray when he gets to church. He says he'll pray that he doesn't have to go to church. Often, well-meaning Catholics recommend prayer as a gentle, even passive, solution to big problems. The time has come to invoke, the Lord of course, in actively removing the devil from his "hot spots". Jimmy was wrong but he was direct. Let's demand powerful directed prayer of ourselves and of those whom God has chosen to lead us.

  • Posted by: St.John Neumann - Mar. 19, 2012 10:33 PM ET USA

    Finally, some bishops are waking up to the reality of the demonic at work in our culture of death. Read the words of Pope Paul VI, in address "Confronting the Devil's Power," Nov 15, 1972 Speaking of the Devil he writes: Evil is not merely an absence of something but an active force, a living, spiritual being that is perverted and that perverts others. It is a terrible reality, mysterious and frightening." It is time we take this papal teahcing seriously.

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