Wednesday, June 19, 2013

FLIR i7 Captures an Energy Mass at the Old County Jail

by Mike Chapman

Photo at Left:

FLIR i7 image of an energy mass at the Old County Jail on 6/18/2013 about 11:00pm. Photo by Jason Watts.


On Tuesday evening, June 18, 2013, six of us went to a site we have investigated many, many times in the past - the Old County Jail in Natchez. The old jail was built in 1891, and was used as a jail up unto 1975. Now it serves as an office building for the supervisors. At least five men were executed inside the building, by hanging. They would stand on a trap door with the noose around their neck and an executioner would pull the lever, and that was that. The trap door and lever are still there, as is death row. The trap door has been welded shut so it will not accidentally come open. We have recorded on audio (EVP) the sound of the trap door being sprung. You can listen to that EVP on our main website. The Old County Jail has proven to be very active historically and last night was no exception. With me were Ana Chapman, Millie Burke, Richard Burke, Jason Watts, and Kathleen Woodward Clay.

During an episode where a lot of activity was happening (EMF spikes, VP, and Ovilus X saying "cell" and "death"), Jason kept seeing a pulsating orb with the FLIR. It would appear, pulsate, and float off. This happened several times during a ten minute span. The FLIR is a $2000 instrument which detects heat (Forward Looking Infrared Radar). He tried several times to photo the mass when it would appear, and finally he was able to snap an image at the right moment. This is that image. There was absolutely nothing there that would naturally explain this.

When phenomena is occurring concurrently, it obviously adds much more weight to the phenomena being genuine. During this episode, which was happening on the second floor main cell block in the center cell block area and southeast corner of the block, the following things were happening concurrently:
VP - audio phenomena heard by six different people at the same time of cell bars being pounded on
Ovilus X - began saying words like "cell" (said this several times); and "death" and "cry" - words that fit the context. We prayed just in case a human soul was present and wanted to be prayed for. Afterward, the Ovilus X said, "Hope."
Physical Touch - Prior to this, upon entering the Cell Block, Ana was touched on the knee. During the episode described above, the Ovilus X said "Anna" - the closest word it has in its vocabulary to Ana's real name.
MEL EMF Meter - spiked from a baseline of 0.0 to 5.1 on one occasion and 2.8 on another.
FLIR image - seen in photo above and described in this post.

Update: This blog received a comment from a person in New York State who claimed that what we captured is merely a reflection off of metal. There were also some unnecessary things said in the comment made in a spirit of hate. As a cop, I am used to people making comments that they know absolutely nothing about, were not at the scene, do not know the layout or makeup of the scene, have no clue as to what we know and don't, have never used the equipment in question, but do not hesitate to inform you of what the situation is when it is you who has command of all those elements just mentioned. This is the stuff of fools.

This is not a reflection off of any metal. We observed this mass several times, and we were not moving. The object was moving and was not always in the same place. The narrow size and structure of what metal is in the vicinity is also completely inconsistent with the image. Where the mass is in the photo is a void with no metal at all. The background of the mass is actually old deteriorating brick, which would absorb any light, not reflect it. We know how to operate the FLIR and have years of experience with it in many circumstances, situations and applications. We are not rich, we are quite the opposite. We acquired the FLIR device due to hard work and savings.

The following two quotes are apropos: 

"Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more - more unseen forms become manifest to him." - Rumi
"The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision." - Helen Keller

Photo above:

The Old Adams County Jail in daytime.


Monday, June 10, 2013

New Website Launch: Roman Catholic Demonology

by Michael Chapman
I have just launched a new Website:  Roman Catholic Demonology.

This new site will present demonology from a  Roman Catholic perspective, and emphasizes the victory of Christ over the forces of evil. It will have pages on how someone afflicted by a demonic presence can go about getting help. The purpose is to increase awareness of diabolical evil, without going overboard and seeing demons behind every tree or under every rock. It presents demonology from a balanced point of view. Its purpose is to present the basics of the following categories:
Demons & Angels
Exorcism & Deliverance
Categories of Evil
Levels of Diabolical Evil
Dangers of the Occult
Prayers & Scripture
The website, once completed, will have lists of relevant resources for study (books, articles and websites), as well as the relevant Roman Catholic norms and guidelines that the Church has promulgated regarding these subjects. My goal is to make it a high quality resource to go to for information about demonology from a Catholic perspective. It will be saturated with references from Sacred Scripture, the Catechesis of the Catholic Church, and statements by the early Church Fathers, Popes, and Catholic theologians who defend the traditional doctrine of the Church with regards to these matters.
The website came online on June 6, 2013. Content will be added throughout  the year, so that hopefully by Christmas of 2013 it will largely be complete. It may not seem like it to look at the Site now, but where I want to take it is a huge undertaking. I feel it will be better to post content as it is written, thereby making it available as soon as possible rather than wait until the entire site's content is written. Thank you for your patience, and prayers lifted my way in this regard would be truly appreciated!
The site in no way is directly affiliated or associated with the Roman Catholic Church. However, it does accurately reflect the stated doctrine, practice, and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Faith as outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), Sacred Scripture, the teaching Magisterium of the Church, & documents promulgated and released by Vatican Congregations that oversee such matters; or, are areas of belief and practice they while they may not be clearly defined by the Church, are within the framework of authentic Catholic doctrine.
Link to the site:


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Three-Fold Blessing

The following is our approach to blessing when doing deliverance ministry in a home with individuals and families. These three areas that are addressed in our prayers cover the major causal aspects of many cases: psychological, human spirit(s), or demonic, evil spirit(s). This is done because discernment as to cause is not infallible, and by doing these, all are covered. This is done of course, after ruling out that the cause might be physical or pharmacological (drugs) in nature. We learned this three-fold blessing from a Catholic priest who helped us in one of our cases a few years ago. We thought it was brilliant and have used it ever since. No prayers are listed below, just the three categories themselves along with some brief notes. What is below is actually contained in a handout we give clients at the scene, so they can review it afterwards and use it themselves. Our purpose in helping people is to teach them to help themselves. As to the prayers we use, we use many Catholic prayers for deliverance - both formal prayers that are traditional prayers for such occasions, and prayer simply spoken "spontaneously" while we are there. In this way, the family is prayed for by sharing in traditional prayers used by "the faithful" for centuries, as well as addressing their own specific situation.
When you pray for liberation from spirits, pray for the following three areas:

1. Peace of Mind [For the Victim’s Psychological, Mental, and Emotional State of Mind]

2. Any Human Spirits present to Leave and enter their Eternal Rest [Spirit Rescue]

3. Any Demonic and Evil Spirits present to be Exorcised or sent away, forever. [Deliverance]



A. You and those living in the home ultimately decide what happens in your home. (Free will)

B. It often takes time to get the situation totally and 100% resolved. Please, be patient and persevere. It may take six months, it may take six years. The most important thing is for the activity and anxiety to be reduced to a level that you and your family can abide and live by until things can get totally resolved.

C. We are here, and have been here, to help and assist you to learn to take command and solve your situation. We do not magically come in and do this for you. We are aids and guides that come in for a time, and assist.

D. If a crisis arises that is beyond your ability, contact us right away. We will respond as soon as we can, but be patient with us also. This is volunteer work, and we all have families, lives, problems and jobs of our own to attend to. We will get to you as quickly as we can. We do care! Indeed, we even feel called to this work.

E. Adults are responsible for leading, teaching and guiding their children in what we have taught you. Just remember to be gentle and give age appropriate guidance to them in a loving, secure environment.

F. Do your best not to react in strongly emotional ways that display to the spirit(s)  and one another that you are “freaking out” and are anxious and afraid. Granted, this takes time, but you will be amazed at how soon you can show calmness in the face of what in the past would have caused you to react very emotionally or with much fear and anxiety. Be determined and resolute. Teach this to your children. Teach them a prayer to pray when and if something happens, and teach them to roll over and go back to sleep or to continue to do what they were doing. Strive to peace of mind and peace in the home. We strongly encourage psychological evaluation and counseling as appropriate to each situation.

G. Remember that negative spirits often feed off of anxiety and fear. Human souls who are lost and need help should only need a few sessions of prayer to help them move on to God’s place of eternal rest for them, and that is how you should pray for them. Pray for them when and if it arises and then put it out of your mind. Don’t let your mind wander or excess over such “lost” or “trapped” souls. Also, please do not be naïve to the fact that the situation could be an evil spirit playing upon your sympathies – disguising itself as a poor, lost human soul who needs your help and wants to stay there because it finds comfort there. A real problem in some of our cases is a client who, either consciously or subconsciously, really doesn’t want to lose the spirit or for the activity to stop, even though they may actually be afraid sometimes.

H. You may, despite all these efforts, still have activity from time to time. This may be because God is allowing it to keep you close to him (as was Paul the Apostle’s case of his “thorn in the flesh” in the New Testament, found in 2 Corinthians 12:7)…or perhaps because someone in your family is a sensitive and they are attracted to him or her. You may have to learn to live with a certain level of activity from now on. What you need to know is, when that level is too high – your threshold –then you do a blessing or in severe cases, contact us.

I. Remember, that what you have learned is not what most people live by. You now know that the spirit world is a reality and it is all around us all the time. Given now that you know this very well, you realize and understand that if they manifest (show) themselves in some way, that this is not weird, really. You always knew and believed they were there; now you know in a more profound, experiential way, but do not let this “new reality” alter your lives. Take control of your lives and live the way you know you are to live…keep right on living and don’t let them distract you or throw you off track.


© Copyright – Natchez Area Paranormal Society, Natchez, MS. This document may be shared for use in helping victims of activity. We simply ask that you not alter it in any way, and leave this paragraph on your handout.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Episcopal Bishop in Sympathy with the Devil

        Kelly, one of our Team members, sent me the following article by Father Robert Barron - a favorite "mentor." In the article he speaks about a "sermon" given recently by a deluded individual. The sermon's content and worldview doesn't surprise me, given all the crazy things one sees today, but does serve as another sad reminder of how far we have fallen in Christendom. When people espouse the teachings of demons and defend their agenda - yet masquerade as Christians (much less the presiding bishop in the Episcopal Church), then we indeed are reminded of the need for each and every true Christian to know the real teachings of the faith, and reject bizarre lies like this. This is NOT Christianity. But, therein is the actual value in what she has delivered to us, though she is ignorant of it: to remind us once again how far some can and will go with things that have nothing whatsoever to do with the Christian faith, even though these individuals are sometimes occupying high offices of the institutional church.
        Reading the article, I was reminded of the prophetic writing of the Apostle Paul to his protégé Timothy, "Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by giving heed to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons..." (1 Timothy 4:1). This "bishop" is utterly unashamed in her condescending and arrogant disapproval of Paul, yet she staunchly defends demonic action and activity. I found myself laughing aloud at her opinions, which one thinks no one in their right mind would take seriously. Apparently though, she takes her wacky self seriously, which shows us how far people (and some denominations) can take things. As Father Barron points out, for all practical purposes she is standing up and saying, "Well hold on, let me just speak for Satan, whom Paul...a typically intolerant Christian...offended here." How completely bizarre! 
         This woman's "sermon" is not only an amateurish example of today's goofy, off-the-wall thinking, but she herself is completely and thoroughly deceived. One might be tempted to think she is another example of a housewife become Wiccan and writing a book (which, though crammed full of opinion and purported "history," time after time have shown to have little basis in reality, facts, or serious scholarship. Plenty of such are available for the credulous from publishers such as LLewellyn). But no, she is no Wiccan, at least in pedigree (though her argument comes from such an angle). She is the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in America. A bishop... really? the Episcopal Church? ...presiding bishop? Wow.
        Well, the "bishop" utterly fails here to understand scripture, nor the rudimentary basics of Christianity, and instead has fallen headlong into a religion of tolerance (which actually has very little of it!) and relativism that are so popular today among people who are blind to the true nature of love. Place her and her story among your files labeled, "Just because it claims to be Christian certainly don't mean it's so." She could be the poster-child for such files. Father Barron points out her complete misunderstanding of what love is and what love demands, in his video response linked to at the bottom of this posting. Being Christian and standing for true love, means that one is NOT going to be tolerant of certain things, the least of which is demonic possession and the slave girl's owners using her manipulatively in order to make money off of her. To turn Paul's liberation of her into an example of intolerance, as Father Barron says, "Beggars belief!" Father Barron's article appeared in on the date given below. At the bottom of this blog entry there is also a link to the online article. I've also posted the article below in its entirety:

May 31, 2013

Sympathy for the Devil
Robert Barron

Some years ago, The New Yorker ran a cartoon that perfectly lampooned the loopy ideology of "inclusion" that has come to characterize so much of the Christian world. It showed a neat and tidy church, filled with an attentive congregation. The pastor was at the podium, introducing a guest speaker. "In accordance with our policy of equal time," he said, "I would like now to give our friend the opportunity to present an alternative point of view."

Sitting next to him, about to rise to speak, was the devil, dressed perfectly and tapping the pages of his prepared text on his knee.

I was put in mind of that cartoon when I read a sermon delivered recently by Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in America. Addressing a congregation in Curaçao,
Venezuela, Bishop Jefferts Schori praised the beauty of (what else?) diversity, but lamented the fact that so many people are still frightened by what is other or different: "Human beings have a long history of discounting and devaluing difference, finding it offensive or even evil." Now I suppose that if one were to make the right distinctions -- differentiating between that which is simply unusual and that which is intrinsically bad -- one might be able coherently to make this point.

But the Bishop moved, instead, in an astonishing direction, finding an example of the lamentable exclusivity she is talking about in the behavior of the Apostle Paul himself. In the 16th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, we find the story of Paul's first visit to the Greek town of Philippi. We are told that one day, while on his way to prayer, Paul was accosted by a slave girl "who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling" (Acts. 16:16). This demon-possessed child followed Paul and his companions up and down for several days, shouting, "These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation." Having finally had enough of her, Paul turned to the young woman and addressed the wicked spirit within her, "I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her" (Acts. 16:18). And the demon, we are told, came out of her instantly.

Up until last month in Curaçao, the entire Christian interpretive tradition read that passage as an account of deliverance, as the story of the liberation of a young woman who had been enslaved both to dark spiritual powers and to the nefarious human beings who had exploited her.

But Bishop Jefferts Schori reads it as a tale of patriarchal oppression and intolerance. She preaches, "But Paul is annoyed, perhaps, for being put in his place, and he responds by depriving her of her gift of spiritual awareness. Paul can't abide something he won't see as beautiful or holy, so he tries to destroy it." The Bishop correctly points out that the girl was saying true things about Paul and his friends, but demons say true things all the time in the New Testament. Think of the dark spirits who consistently confess that Jesus is the Holy One of God. That a Christian bishop would characterize the demonic possession of a young girl as something "beautiful and holy" simply beggars belief.

But things get even more bizarre. We are told in Acts that the girl's owners are furious that Paul has effectively robbed them of their principal source of income and that they therefore stir up controversy and get him thrown in prison. But on the Bishop's reading, Paul is just getting what he deserved: "That's pretty much where he put himself by his own refusal to recognize that she too shares in God's nature, just as much as he does -- maybe more so!" She seems to rejoice that a mid-first-century Philippian version of the liberal thought police had the good sense to imprison the patriarchal Paul for his deep intolerance of fallen spirits! You see why this sermon reminded me of that New Yorker cartoon.

That night in prison, we are told, Paul and Silas sang hymns of praise to God and preached the Gospel to their jailors. Jefferts Schori reads this, strangely, as Paul coming to his senses at last, remembering God, dropping the annoyance he felt toward the girl, and embracing the spirit of compassion. Wouldn't it be a lot simpler and clearer to say that Paul, who had never "forgotten God," quite consistently showed compassion both toward the possessed girl and the unevangelized jailor, delivering the former and preaching the Gospel to the latter?

What is at the root of this deeply wrong-headed homily is a conflation of early 21st century values of inclusion and toleration with the great Biblical value of love. To love is to will the good of the other as other. As such, love can involve -- indeed, must involve -- a deep intolerance toward wickedness and a clear willingness to exclude certain forms of life, behavior, and thought. When inclusivity and toleration emerge as the supreme goods -- as they have in much of our society today -- then love devolves into something vague, sentimental and finally dangerous.

How dangerous? Well, we might begin to see the devil himself as beautiful and holy.

Father Robert Barron is the founder of the global ministry, Word on Fire, and the Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary.

A link to the online article:

Video of Father Barron's response:

The Liturgy of the Hours: A Big Help For What We Do

Have you ever heard of the Liturgy of the Hours? The Divine Office? The Breviary? Some of you have not only heard of it, you practice it (pray it) regularly.

Entering into prayer using the Liturgy of the Hours is often very spiritually moving. I am amazed at the depth of the prayers and how relevant they are to everyday living in the 21st century, especially with regards to the basic subject matter of paranormal investigating, and helping people the way we do. We deal constantly with upset human beings, who have many times truly encountered spirits of another world or dimension: angels, demons, departed souls of the human dead...they are all around us, yet our physical senses do not perceive them. To do this, we must operate out of a spiritual core in our being that is solidly in tune with our Lord Jesus Christ. The Divine Office or Liturgy of the Hours is a great way to help with this.

The Divine Office is prayed by millions of people around the world, and is required of Catholic religious. Laity is encouraged to pray them as well. It is mostly a Roman Catholic thing, which I am, but many other Christian brothers and sisters also pray these prayers at special times of the day. I know that high Church Anglicans as well as some Lutherans pray the Liturgy of the Hours. I've never met a Baptist or Methodist Protestant who prays them, but I'm sure there are some who do. Of course, with a very busy working schedule on a swing shift, I cannot pray them all...actually no where near that...but I do try to pray at least one of the sessions every day. When one does so, he or she knows he is joined at that time by many thousands in his own time zone. Here are the names of the prayer times, with a little information on each:

Latin Matutinas Vigilas or “morning watches.” This prayer is anytime after midnight, but usually at 3am or at dawn. Their purpose is to reflect the vigilance of staying ready for Christ’s Second Coming, as “we know not the hour when the Lord will come.”

Latin Laus or “praise.” This emphasizes praise and the prayers are drawn from Psalms. Lauds are a part of and included within the other sessions, and include an Invitatory Psalm, the Psalms of the Day, as well as Complimentary Psalms.

Prima hora in Latin means First Hour. This is 6:00AM and is used to consecrate the day and to thank God for the nights rest.

Tertia hora, or third hour (9:00AM). The emphasis during these prayers is the Holy Spirit.

Sexta hora, or sixth hour (Noon). This was when Christ was raised up on the cross and so we remember Christy’s passion, suffering and sacrifice for our redemption.

Pronounced “known,” the Latin is “nona hora” or “ninth hour” (3:00PM). This is when Christ died.

“Vespers espara” – the evening star of Venus – an eventide call to prayer, a light in the heavens announcing the drawing on of the day. This is prayed anytime after None and before Compline.

Pronounced Complin, it comes from the Latin “complere” or to complete. This is the last hour of the day to be prayed, to complete the day. We pray for the dying, protection for the night, and surrender everything to God.

I've listed below some of my recent notes from my prayer times, of passages or prayers that especially moved me and spoke to me:

O strength and stay upholding all creation,
Who ever dost, thyself unmoved, abide
And day by day the light in due gradation
From hour to hour through all its changes guide:
Grant to life’s day a calm unclouded ending,
An eve untouched by shadows of decay,
The brightness of a holy death-bed blending
With dawning glories of the eternal day.
Hear us, O Father, gracious and forgiving.
Hear us, O Christ, the co-eternal Word,
Who, with the Holy Spirit, by all things living
Now and to endless ages are adored.

From Psalm 34
The angel of the Lord will build defenses round those who fear the Lord: he will come to their rescue.  

Romans 14:7-9 (St. Paul writing to the Church at Rome)
The life and death of each of us has its influence on others, if we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord, so that alive or dead we belong to the Lord. This explains why Christ both died and came to life, it was so that he might be Lord both of the dead and the living.

Part of the Prophecy of Zechariah (John the Baptist's Father)
Through the bottomless mercy of our God,
one born on high will visit us,
to give light to those who walk in darkness,
who live in the shadow of death;
to lead our feet in the path of peace.

From the Lauds (praises)within Matins on 5/11/2013
Yea, angels tremble when they see
How changed is our humanity;
That flesh hath purged what flesh had stained,
And God, the Flesh of God, hath reigned.

Be thou our joy and strong defense,
Who art our future recompense:
So shall the Light that springs from thee,
Be ours through all eternity.

Here is a great Internet source for the Liturgy of the Hours:

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Demonic Cases: Roman Catholic Norms We Go By

by Michael Chapman

Those of us within the team who lead cases of suspected demonic attachment are all devoted Roman Catholics who regularly partake of the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Confession. As Roman Catholics who faithfully adhere to the authority and teaching Magisterium of the Church, we reach a conclusion or diagnosis in a case only after a careful, thorough investigation using proper guidelines and protocol methodologies. We approach all cases that are potentially diabolical in nature by strictly following the Code of Cannon Law of the Roman Catholic Church (for specifics see the bottom of this page). The following are the possible levels of demonization (demonic attachment), should a case be genuine, from the least serious to the most serious:

1. Infestation (an object, a home or a business)
2. Oppression (harassment, usually associated with #1)
3. Obsession (depression, obsessive thoughts, etc.)
4. Possession (voluntary and involuntary)

Proper discernment in these cases is absolutely critical, yet often difficult, due to the fact that some forms of physical, pharmacological, and psychological maladies and disorders can manifest symptoms and behaviors very similar to genuine demonization. To further complicate matters sometimes a case will have a combination of these factors concurrent with genuine attachment. The affected individual must be willing to offer full disclosure of his spiritual, vocational, medical, psychological, and family of origin histories, as well as others as needed. These are necessary and help us reach a cogent etiology (cause).  

Should a case include genuine demonic attachment, we are authorized and encouraged by the Catholic Church to pray for and assist those in each of the levels above. After a careful and diligent investigation (including examinations by a physician and a psychiatrist or psychologist) we decide that the individual is suffering from demonic possession, then we attempt to refer the case to a Priest or a Bishop. We do NOT perform the solemn rite of exorcism - which is called by the Church "public" exorcism. ("An exorcism is considered "public" when an authorized person using an approved rite does it in the name of the Church. A "private" exorcism is not bound by the same constraints and may be celebrated by any of the faithful." - Fr. Jeffrey Grob, mandated exorcist, Archdiocese of Chicago). Use of the solemn rite can only be done by a mandated exorcist with permission from his Bishop. This does not mean however, that laity cannot pray for and aid individuals who are demonized, whatever the level.

The faithful have both a duty and responsibility to aid suffering individuals, which is clear from the study of sacred scripture as well as a very careful scrutiny of Church law and norms: "These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons..." (Mark 16:77). In these issues of authority and power, wisdom as well as humility must be employed, with the goal of serving Christ in helping suffering individuals from a ministerial point of view, as the bottom line in such efforts. MOST cases are NOT diabolical to begin with, and even if so, only rise to a level of infestation, oppression, or obsession (these are certainly serious cases). Genuine demonic 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, or are a combination of: an over-active imagination; side-effects of, or the use of pharmaceutics or drugs (whether prescription or illegal); fraud or deception; suggestion or auto-suggestion; embellishment or exaggeration; psychological issues or disorders; a disembodied human spirit, or some combination of the above. 

On occasion however, cases do turn out to be serious, and are usually genuine cases of lesser demonic attachment to some degree or the other (1-3 above). In such cases, our investigation helps uncover the reason(s) for what is causing the issue, and we offer guidance, assistance, counsel, education, prayer, and blessings to those affected. We have successfully handled many such cases, but the key to success is the willingness of the afflicted person to help himself or herself, and do (and be) what is necessary. In such a case, we are only coming alongside to help and guide. It is normally our practice to also have the affected individual or family to visit with and receive the blessings and counsel of a Priest (or clergy if Protestant) in all suspected genuine demonic cases no matter what level, due to his Holy Orders as a Priest. This visit works in conjunction with our effort and priority to have the individual understand the critical need to return to regular attendance and membership in an active, genuine Christian faith community. In nearly every case of genuine demonic attachment we have seen, the person has been isolated and is not going to Church on a regular basis...most have not been in years. Thus, they have little or no spiritual cover or protection that is offered through our Lord Jesus Christ. There is a reason Christ established His Church on earth before ascending to the Father. The importance of being active in a Church that is doctrinally sound and faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ cannot be understated. Unless one is already a devotee in a Church with a true belief and profession of the Trinitarian expression of Christian faith, then our strong and firm belief that the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church as being the fullest expression of the faith, will result in the Roman Catholic Church being the one we will recommend to you first.

Even after the visit to clergy, we continue to work with the individual and family as needed. Sometimes, cases can result in many months of ongoing work, counsel and prayer. Unfortunately, not all clergy - Catholic or Protestant - believe in demons as personified, diabolical beings who are evil fallen angels: created good, but they rebelled against God. However, this IS the consistent, clear teaching of the Catholic faith which it has held from its beginnings until today. This teaching is absolutely unquestionable and undeniable. It is critical and important to understand and accept that personified, diabolical evil exists, and is described clearly enough in sacred Scripture as well as the teaching Magisterium of the Church. Satan, demons and diabolical evil is NOT a mere literary device or some "metaphor" for all things bad. To hold the view that personal evil beings who are fallen angels bent on our destruction do not exist, is a grave and severe mistake. For those outside of the Church, it is simply a false understanding of reality. For those within Christianity, it is a failure of faithfulness to the clear teachings and doctrines of the Church. What is worse, when this error is held by clergy or a priest, it is a failure to have what is necessary to provide proper ministerial and pastoral care for those affected by such evil - those they are called to be Christ to. It is true that one cannot and must not "blame the Devil" for one's sins - and one must take personal responsibility for his or her own poor and sinful choices. It is also very important to approach this area with balance and not extremism - avoiding absolute incredulity on the one hand, and seeing demons under every rock and tree on the other. Much of the time, we help the afflicted individual handle and oversee this extraordinary issue, even from a distance, while the Church fills the role in that individual's life that was described above.

NOTE: The affected person must have the desire and willingness to make the changes in their life that are necessary to get free. In serious cases, you will be asked to undergo a physical examination with a review of your medical history by our physician, as well as a psychological evaluation and history by our psychologist or psychiatrist. Our law enforcement officer may also conduct a background check on you, simply to verify you are who you say you are. Those who truly want and need help, should be happy to undergo this absolutely necessary protocol. Most psychologists and physicians who work with us can help you with a sliding fee scale for those who do not have sufficient funds. We are a team of older, mature professionals who take this work very seriously and with the care of those we are helping foremost in our minds.

The Main Roman Catholic Law, Rites & Documents We Faithfully Adhere To:
Code of Canon Law - 1983, especially c. 1172 (the most relevant canon to our work)

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

1998 Rite of Exorcism, Roman Ritual, (De exorcismis et supplicationibus quibusdam - editio typica 1999) [Especially the 38 Introductory Praenotanda (general norms) 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 mandated 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

Other Publications Regularly Consulted:The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, IV Edition, American Psychiatric Association

Our team includes Law Enforcement professionals; Medical Care professionals, a Master's Level Professor, Church Catechists, an I.T. Specialist, 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.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

St. Benedict Medal & Crucifix

St. Benedict Medal

The St Benedict jubilee medal is inscribed with a powerful exorcism prayer on it (a prayer that petitions God to banish diabolical spirits from a scene, object, home or person).  This medal offers strong protections against demonic and negative spirits. We use this blessed medal on a very regular basis, as well as Catholic crucifixes with the medal embedded in the center. It is critical to remember that unlike magick (which is Satan’s occultic counterfeit of God’s real power), sacramentals such as crucifixes and blessed medals are NOT talismans or amulets…they are sacred symbols of a real and genuine faith. I see some individuals using these as if they were talismans, but from seeing the fruit of their lives they obviously do not live lives of faith - they don't even attempt to do so. They just wave these around and then live like they want to. It doesn’t work that way, and is an affront to genuine faith. One may use symbols all day long, but if there is no real or genuine faith that results in works that reflect a life being lived out in faith—then they are useless. One may read about what can happen to impostors in the scriptures in Acts 19:11-20.

On the other hand, used by people of faith who attend Mass or Church regularly, work actively in their Parish, have a genuine prayer and devotional life, regularly receive the Sacraments, help the needy and poor, and do their best to avoid sin and ask forgiveness when they do (Sacrament of Confession), then sacramentals such as the St. Benedict medal can be efficacious and effective when dealing with demonic situations and cases. It is my hope that this post will encourage the reader to focus more on his or her faith life and pay attention to Church and the needs of one’s spiritual life--especially those interested in helping people on cases of alleged paranormal activity.

A Description of the St. Benedict Medal
(Specifically the back of the medal):
On the back of the medal, the cross is dominant. On the arms of the cross are the initial letters of a Latin prayer:


These are Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux.

(May the holy cross be my light…May the dragon be not my leader).

Above the cross is the word PAX (peace), which has been a Benedictine motto for centuries. Around the margin of the back of the medal, the letters:


These are the initial letters of a Latin prayer of exorcism against Satan: Vade retro Satana Nunquam suade mihi vana, Sunt mala quae libas...Ipse venena bibas.

(Begone Satan, entice me not with deceits…What you offer is evil, drink your poison yourself.)