Monday, October 8, 2018

Spirit and Life: "St. Michael the Archangel, Pray for Us!"


Journalist Rod Dreher recently recounted a disturbing story on his blog. A Catholic friend of his – respectable, upper middle-class, devout, normal in every sense of the word – confided to him in a phone call recently that his wife has been undergoing regular exorcisms.

The friend – who Dreher calls “Nathan” – explains that it all began normally enough, when his wife fell into a state of depression, a condition that she had suffered from as a teenager. This time, however, there were other, far stranger symptoms, beginning with a strong aversion to religious items. It escalated from there. Now, writes Dreher, “The wife goes through periods in which she hears foul blasphemies, and feels compelled to commit suicide. In the exorcism sessions, Nathan says the demons, under compulsion from the exorcist, speak of these things — in particular, how they intend to destroy Nathan’s wife, and her family life.”

Dreher insists that his friend is the furthest thing from a pseudo-mystical nut...

Sincerely yours in Christ, 
Father Shenan J. Boquet 
President, Human Life International
Human Life International
4 Family Life Lane ● Front Royal, VA 22630 ● 540-635-7884 ●
Connect with HLI: