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Exorcism

Pope Francis' Informal Exorcism, Latin American Style

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

As shocking as it may be to some observers and Catholics in the Global North, Pope Francis' informal exorcism neatly captures the rise of the Global South, where prayers for deliverance from evil are common Catholic currency.

Did Pope Francis Perform An Exorcism?

Huffington Post Italy | Giacomo Galanti | Posted 05.21.2013 | Religion

After Sunday’s Pentecost Mass, Pope Francis approached the children with disabilities who attended the Mass. He put both his hands on top of the hea...

The Nexus Of Exorcism And Empowerment Among Pashtun Women

Samar Esapzai | Posted 07.05.2013 | Religion
Samar Esapzai

The belief in superstitious customs and traditions is not unique to the Pashtun culture; as a matter of fact, they are a common phenomenon. These superstitions are a product of historical, regional, economical, and social conditions that have evolved over a significant period of time.

How To Remove Demonic Sprits From Your Thrift Shop Clothing

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Televangelist Pat Robertson recently advised a caller to The 700 Club: "It ain't going to hurt anything to rebuke any spirits that happened to have attached themselves to those clothes."

Rid The Personal Put-Downs That Live In Your Head: Here's How

Tommy Rosen | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

The loving, consistent support of family and friends is part of the reason people find peace and happiness in this life. It makes sense that we have to exorcise from our mind-body system the negative words left there by others.

'Demons' Beware: Catholic Church Creates Exorcist Hotline And Doubles Available Priests

Lee Speigel | Posted 12.04.2012 | Weird News

Priests in Europe may soon be working overtime in their ageless struggle against the dark forces of evil. The Catholic diocese of Milan has created...

Homosexuality Is Caused By Sex With Demons, Former Stripper Claims

Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices

A former stripper turned ministry leader who claims she once considered becoming a lesbian has offered up a rather unusual explanation for homosexuali...

WATCH: Unintentionally Hilarious Video Of Exorcist Expelling Gay Demon Goes Viral

Posted 10.26.2012 | Gay Voices

Reverend Bob Larson is the self-proclaimed "world's foremost expert on cults, the occult and supernatural phenomena." He has appeared on Oprah, Larry ...

Pigs To The Lake: The Evangelical Exorcism

Morgan Guyton | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

I don't know what theological changes are needed to save American evangelicals, but I really don't think that we're destined to howl in the graveyard forever. The pigs are headed for the lake, and I believe for the first time in my life that the evangelicals are going to make it.

An Open Letter to Simon Cowell: We Can Help

D.J. Grothe | Posted 11.29.2012 | Weird News
D.J. Grothe

Dear Mr. Cowell: I recently learned that you believe your home contains negative energy, and that you invited a "house healer" to banish the foul feelings from your Los Angeles residence.

3-Year-Old Girl Killed In Suspected Exorcism Ritual

AP | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- A 3-year-old Malaysian girl was killed in a suspected exorcism ritual by family members who believed she was possessed by ev...

What Did Exorcisms Really Mean To Jesus?

Greg Carey | Posted 09.12.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

Jesus, it seems, frees people not only from their individual afflictions but also from social and communal exploitation.

Priest Sexually Abused While Performing Exorcism, Woman Claims

Reuters | Ian Simpson | Posted 06.29.2012 | Religion

(Note: Graphic Language) (Reuters) - A Virginia woman who claims a priest sexually abused her while performing an exorcism is suing a Catholic dioc...

Gruesome 'Vampire' Remains Spur Scientific Debate

Posted 06.01.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/30/2012 10:07 AM EDT on LiveScience What may have been an exorcism of a vampire in Veni...

Teenage 'God Squad,' Claims To Have Cured People Of Cancer

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.14.2012 | Teen

Culture Shifters, a teen Christian Pentecostal youth group, claims to have healed people of cancer, blindness, multiple sclerosis, and athletic injuri...

Documentary Stars Vatican-Approved Exorcist

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion

Many people are familiar with the iconic 1973 film "The Exorcist," in which actors Max von Sydow and Jason Miller team up to turn the tables on a trul...

Christian Group Performs Exorcism On Two-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.04.2012 | Religion

Michelle Pecoult, a woman belonging to Set Right, a non-denominational Christian ministry in Perth, Australia, claims she and her group performs "four...

WATCH: Real-Life Teen Exorcists Tell Their Story

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.01.2012 | Teen

"My first exorcism was when I was 13," said 17-year-old Brynne on The Anderson Cooper Show yesterday. Brynne has allegedly cast out demons from dozens...

Exorcise Wall Street

Shane Claiborne | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

Perhaps what we need today is not an occupation of Wall Street -- but an exorcism. And the good news is no one is beyond redemption, not even the 1 percent, the CEOs, the bankers, the terrorists.

PHOTOS: Modern Day Exorcism Performed In Mexico City

Posted 01.25.2012 | Religion

The New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia describes an exorcism as "the act of driving out, or warding off, demons, or evil spirits, from persons, places, ...

Jason Cherkis

Rick Santorum-Linked Universal Health Services Facility: Fraud, Assault And Alleged 'Exorcism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) has become a top-tier candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in recent weeks by appealin...

David Moye

Woman Claims Her Dog Was Possessed By A Demon -- And She's Got Something To Sell You

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 12.15.2011 | Weird News

Are your children misbehaving at school? Are your loved ones suffering from medical ailments? Is your home infested with bedbugs? If you answered y...

The Secrets Of Orthodox Exorcists

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion
Sasa Milosevic

Unlike the Roman Catholic Church that elevated the Office of Exorcist, as a special exorcists unit, all Orthodox priests are trained and equipped to perform exorcism primarily as an obligatory part of Orthodox Baptism.

'Battle With the Devil': Meeting People Who Believe Satan Tortured Them

Terry Moran | Posted 09.19.2011 | Religion
Terry Moran

For better or worse, this belief, and the figure of Satan himself, is part of the human story, a story that continues today, in our own time, in our own country.

PHOTOS: The Funniest 'Happy Dog' Photobombs

Posted 08.26.2011 | Comedy

Last week, Happy Dog entered our lives with his white teeth and oddly-human facial expressions, and we haven't looked back since. Who could resist his...