Bishop to set up exorcism ministry as he warns of the evils of reiki

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    Bishop to set up exorcism ministry as he warns of the evils of reiki

    A Catholic bishop has said he is establishing a "delivery ministry" of people who will attempt to rid others of the devil and warned that using reiki or other new-age healing methods could open one up to the possibility of encountering malevolent spirits.

    Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan said he had received "several requests" from people to help deal with evil forces and that one priest in his diocese of Waterford and Lismore is about to start training in the practice of exorcism.

    He said he was told by the brother of a reiki master that the man was "working on somebody one day when he actually says he saw a vision of Satan" and was "scared out of his wits, dropped the reiki and went back to the Church".

    Speaking to Eamon Keane on WLR FM's 'Déise Today' programme yesterday, the bishop said: "You're channelling energies, in inverted commas, you could well be opening yourself up to letting a spirit in which is not good and is dangerous stuff, actually."

    He said he "absolutely" agreed with Pope Francis's view that child abuse is caused by Satan. "Since day one, Pope Francis has been talking about the action of Satan. I have got several requests from people, one lady for example who is involved in counselling, I don't know if she's Catholic or what, but she's coming across things in people which she cannot deal with, and she knows that it's beyond psychological."

    Cullinan said he has received "about nine requests" in the last couple of years from people in relation to, "what they believe to be evil forces. I am just setting up a group, actually, of people who want to be part of delivery ministry, if you like."

    "This is something that has to be done in secret because you don't let these people's names out, and they are going to houses where people maybe have been involved in some kind of new-age thing or some kind of séance or that kind of thing, and unfortunately, they've opened up a door to an evil force, Satan. Does Satan want to destroy the human person? Of course he does. Not only the Church, but anywhere and everywhere that he will get in."

    Why is this of interest? Oh, no reason. Except for the fact that the the owner and operator of That Other Site is a dedicated reiki enthusiast and practitioner who allows all manner of mockery and ridicule of Christian beliefs on his site, but does not tolerate any questioning of his new-age spiritualist beliefs.

    But since there's a first time for everything, maybe I'm wrong this time. To test my theory, somebody go start a thread about this same article on Too Hot for Swamp Gas, and let's see how long it lasts.
     
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      You posted this in order to expose us to the dangers to real age spiritual beliefs? And to point out the mod of Swamp Gas advocates such beliefs?

      Awww. That's SO nice you are looking out for our mortal souls and keeping us from becoming child molesters.

      I was going to go to yoga tonght but now think better of it. Little Billy next door might have started looking good to me.
       
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      Let it go.....
       
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        Stupidity is an evil spirit?
         
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        Gordon might need an exorcism himself.
         

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