Sunday, May 5, 2013

New NAPS Description On Our Main Website

Our recently revamped description - placed on our Main website's homepage:

Do you think you are experiencing a "haunting" or you are having strange, unexplainable things go on that leave you anxious, fearful or extremely unsettled? We conduct investigations into paranormal activity from a scientific, yet Christian perspective (Roman Catholic). No, the two are NOT mutually exclusive! We specialize in negative hauntings, especially demonic cases or cases suspected of being caused by malevolent spirits (most are not). When necessary, we help arrange blessings and prayers for those who need it. We follow the Code of Canon Law (c. 1172) and the Norms promulgated by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in ALL of our cases. No, you do not need to be Roman Catholic to receive our help.

We also work with "psychic children" and cases where children are seeing spirits and are sometimes very troubled and frightened by it. We also are very experienced in helping other paranormal team members who have developed an attachment, for one reason or another.

We offer the best scientific approaches and technology available and look for natural causes first. At the same time, we provide spiritual direction and catechesis (teaching) that helps people to understand the realities of the world we live in. We are a non-profit corporation, and we do not charge for our services if we accept your case. We can help! We have come alongside individuals and families right here in our home towns of Natchez, Mississippi & Vidalia, Louisiana...regionally all over Mississippi and as far away as Indiana, New York, California, and even overseas countries such as England and Finland. Click on our Testimonials Link for what our clients and colleagues are saying about our team and our work.

NOTE: We reach a conclusion or diagnosis in a case only after a careful, diligent, thorough investigation and processing our guidelines and protocol methodologies. We approach all cases that have the potential to possibly be diabolic in nature by strictly following the Code of Cannon Law of the Roman Catholic Church. MOST cases are NOT diabolical to begin with, and even if so, only rise to a level of infestation, harassment, oppression or obsession. Possession is extremely rare. The Vatican estimates that only 1 out of every 5,000 cases they investigate turns out to be a genuine case of possession. Most of the time the cases we investigate are caused by, are a result of, or a combination of: an over-active imagination; fraud or deception; suggestion or auto-suggestion; embellishment or exaggeration; psychological issues or disorders; or a human spirit lingering. Occasionally however, cases do turn out to be serious and of an evil nature. We are a team of older, mature professionals who take this work seriously and with caring for those we help foremost in our minds.

Main Roman Catholic Law, Rites & Documents We Faithfully Adhere To:

Code of Canon Law - 1983, especially c. 1172 (the most relevant to our work)

Inde Ab Aliquot Annis, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Sep 29, 1984

1998 Rite of Exorcism, De exorcismis et supplicationibus quibusdam (editio typica 1999) Especially the 38 Introductory Praenotanda of the Rite (The Praenotanda specifically prohibit laity (us) to perform solemn, we do not perform exorcisms! That's the whole point of adhering to these guidelines...that is only for a Priest or Bishop to do.)

Instructions on Prayers for Healing, Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, Sep 14, 2000

Christian Faith and Demonology; Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship, June 26, 1975

Sacrosanctum concilium, The Constitution on the Divine Liturgy, Vatican II, Dec 4, 1963

Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on Some Aspects of Christian Meditation, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, October 15, 1989

Catechesis of the Catholic Church: Second Edition, Libreria Editrice Vaticana

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: Study Edition, National Conference of Catholic Bishops

Our team includes Law Enforcement; Catechists, and an R.N. (Registered Medical Nurse)...we also have access to a Medical Doctor and a Psychologist to help us with diagnosis in difficult cases.

Other Publications Regularly Consulted:

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, IV Edition, American Psychiatric Association

Natchez has a long tradition of haunted sites and paranormal activity. This, our main website, has been specifically designed for those who are experiencing strange activity and think that their home or business may be haunted. Be sure to visit our other satellite sites such as Our Blog site, our Historical Research site, and our Demonology site (links above) for other information. By clicking on the page buttons on the left side of the screen of this site, you can find information about who we are, what we do, how we go about conducting our investigations, and a whole lot more. There are even pages on the equipment we use, and the people who are on the investigative team.



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