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Irish Exorcist Doubts that "Modern-Day Priests" Believe In Demons

In recent years the demand of people who look for exorcists to deal with demonic possession “has risen exponentially”, said renowned Irish exorcist Fr Pat Collins. The Irish Catholic writes on Januar…
CarolineA03
Like St Padre Pio - the stigmatized Priest said to the man who said he did not believe in Hell.

"You will - when you get there!"

I know it's true! It's no myth. Hell exists - & so do demons.
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Gwaredd Thomas
Fr. Pat Collins looks like this chap who ran a pub I used to frequent prior to moving to the states. Put a collar on Father so us blokes can tell who you are. Just sayin'.
mccallansteve
I think that modern day priests don't believe in many things that the Church teachers.
rafferju
Again please show some evidence for your assertion. Are you a trained phycologist? If so did these priests go to you for an assessment? or are you just some wannabe attention seeker? making irrational judgments on priests "you know"
O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,

Deliver me, Jesus. (repeat after each line)
From the desire of being loved,
From the …
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Again please show some evidence for your assertion. Are you a trained phycologist? If so did these priests go to you for an assessment? or are you just some wannabe attention seeker? making irrational judgments on priests "you know"
O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,

Deliver me, Jesus. (repeat after each line)
From the desire of being loved,
From the desire of being extolled,
From the desire of being honored,
From the desire of being praised,
From the desire of being preferred to others,
From the desire of being consulted,
From the desire of being approved,
From the fear of being humiliated,
From the fear of being despised,
From the fear of suffering rebukes,
From the fear of being calumniated,
From the fear of being forgotten,
From the fear of being ridiculed,
From the fear of being wronged,
From the fear of being suspected,
That others may be loved more than I,

Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it. (repeat after each line)
That others may be esteemed more than I ,
That, in the opinion of the world,
others may increase and I may decrease,
That others may be chosen and I set aside,
That others may be praised and I unnoticed,
That others may be preferred to me in everything,
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should,
BrTomFordeOFMCap
rafferju I know priests involved. I also know of people who abandoned the Church because of the mishandling of this ministry. There's a reason why the Church restricts the ministry not only to priests but to priests appointed by the Bishop. I may be guilty of pride but I only report what I know from experience. As to whether anyone wants to hear my opinion, if they don't then they won't read …More
rafferju I know priests involved. I also know of people who abandoned the Church because of the mishandling of this ministry. There's a reason why the Church restricts the ministry not only to priests but to priests appointed by the Bishop. I may be guilty of pride but I only report what I know from experience. As to whether anyone wants to hear my opinion, if they don't then they won't read my comment. That's what this is, a comment box.
rafferju
can you provide some evidence of your claims please of the priests being "bonkers". why do you think people are interested in your opinion on this priest? is this a form of pride / love of self?
BrTomFordeOFMCap
The problem is that there are priests who set themselves up as 'exorcists' or in the 'deliverance ministry' who are not balanced. In fact some of them are bonkers. Other priests are therefore both quite reluctant to get involved (no one wants to be thought bonkers) and simply too busy. Perhaps many priests no longer believe that devils exist or maybe it just isn't a major part of their theology. …More
The problem is that there are priests who set themselves up as 'exorcists' or in the 'deliverance ministry' who are not balanced. In fact some of them are bonkers. Other priests are therefore both quite reluctant to get involved (no one wants to be thought bonkers) and simply too busy. Perhaps many priests no longer believe that devils exist or maybe it just isn't a major part of their theology. Either way I would rather a priest find himself invited into this part of the priestly ministry than he decide for himself to take it on. The evil one loves pride.
As for Fr. Pat all I can say is that I don't think I ever heard him speak but he started to cry in the middle of it. Not my cup of tea!