Remember how that Mexican Cardinal just went ahead and exorcised the whole country? It turns out that it was a concerted effort nationwide by Catholic clergy to disinfect the land of all the same-sex marriage all over the place.
Catholic Archbishops and priests in Mexico have performed an exorcism of the nation to rid the country of a "great satanic infestation."They had their Great Exorcism on May 20th, only two weeks before the Mexican Supreme Court rendered a decision against prohibiting same sex marriages - effectively bringing same sex marriage to Mexico! Well I guess that didn't work right?
Church leaders cited abortion and same-sex marriage as proof Mexico has been taken over by demons, according to Christian Today.
They also forgot to exorcise the entire planet! So gay marriage went and spread into the whole United States! I guess they should have exorcised the entire universe - just to be sure.
Still, all this failure must be the more reason to try the same thing again! Some US Catholic clergymen are looking into country-wide exorcisms to get God to open up a time warp and suck the country back to before June 26th, or start a civil war, or overthrow the government or something, I don't know. ANYTHING but let two consenting adults of the same gender get married!
They're not into a single exorcism. Instead, they prefer the franchise model.
Instead, he said such action can be done diocese by diocese, and he encourages each bishop to do so. “Every bishop is the chief exorcist of his own diocese,” Msgr. Esseff said. “Anytime anyone with the authority uses his power against Satan, that is powerful. Every priest and bishop has that power.”I'm not sure what this is supposed to achieve. I guess it could be a safe therapeutic outlet for people who cannot deal with gay people getting married - a theatrical alternative to act out their disbelief and anger without resorting to violence. These priests often seem to really be into theatre and that's a good thing.
During the exorcism of a diocese, Msgr. Esseff explained that the bishop calls on the power of Jesus over every court, every single institution, every individual and every family. “The whole country would have such power if bishops would exorcise their dioceses.”
Besides, a good exorcism can really improve the ambiance of any home. Forget that lamp from IKEA.
Father Gary Thomas, pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Saratoga, Calif., and the exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, said he has seen notable improvements after exorcising homes and when he re-dedicated a church.It clears up clutter in the spiritual world and obnoxious beings in the local astral plane, or something. Still, Thomas thinks it would be best to not advertise the ceremonies too much or people might make fun of them.
“I’m not really sure about the efficaciousness of that,” he said. “I think there are too many implications we cannot back up if we start saying we are going to exorcise a country.” He also cautioned against making a public announcement when exorcising a geographic area because there is usually backlash in the form of skepticism and ridicule.The story goes on to talk about portals being opened up to demonic gateways and other cool stuff. Apparently, crack squads of exorcists are required to bust in and seize territory from demons who've taken over and pushed out the good angels.