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Indiana 'exorcism' story makes skeptics into believers

Catholic World News - January 30, 2014

Local police and state officials were convinced that a family in Gary, Indiana suffered from the effects of demonic possession, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Latoya Ammons, a mother of 3 children living in a rented house in Gary, reported that her children were troubled by a demonic influence. After months of extraordinary events, police and psychologists and child-welfare workers became convinced that the possession was a reality. Finally a Catholic priest conducted an exorcism, and eventually—after the family moved to a new home—the extraordinary events and influences stopped. The Indianopolis Star report, based on more than 800 pages of testimony, explains how the people investigating the reports became believers.

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  • Posted by: bruno - Jan. 31, 2014 7:25 PM ET USA

    As a former atheist, I can attest that perhaps the only spiritual phenomena convincing to a non-believer is the presence of the demonic. I've spent much time meditating on this characteristic and can only say, from my own experience, it must have been familiarity with evil that put me in a state more receptive to belief in the supernatural. It makes me wonder if God permits such interference in our day to day world to persuade the faithless that He is so very important to their survival.

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