PRLog - Aug. 2, 2011 - Demon possession in modern times is an off-limits conversation to many popular church denominations, but not the Catholic Church. On February 19, 2002, the late Pope John Paul reported that he had been involved in three Exorcisms during his tenure as a Roman Catholic Priest. Inside sources indicated that Pope John Paul felt the official office of exorcists needed to be given more attention and restored to the priesthood. His reasoning was simple. The cases of demon possession in contemporary societies all over the world were exploding. From his perspective, this unspeakable spiritual crisis could no longer be ignored.
Then came a peculiar case that confounded theologians in many religious and scientific circles, similar to the infamous1976 exorcism of Anneliese Michel in Germany. Dr. Stephen Yulish reported a case study from the New Oxford Review Vol. LXXV, Number 2 by Dr. Richard Gallagher MD, a board certified psychiatrist in private practice in Hawthorne, NY but also is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at New York Medical College and on the faculty of Columbia University Psychoanalytic Institute as well for a Roman Catholic Seminary. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University magna cum laude in Classics and was trained in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Richard Gallagher reported a well-documented case of a women showing all the classic signs of being "possessed by demons" ... going into trances, speaking threats, taunts and scatological language in booming deep voice and showing contempt for anything religious or sacred. The voice called the nuns 'whores', often speaking in Latin and Spanish, which she did not know. Several times her body physically lifted from the table.
Most churches will point to demon possession in the Bible. But this is as far as they are willing to go. Modern day possession is off limits. But in his short novel, Exorcism At Midnight, author Leander Jackie Grogan goes all the way.
Exorcism At Midnight is a spellbinding, intricately-
"Though we go deep behind the scene of a classic exorcism, the book is more about the power of a man's love for his wife, than about demons," say Grogan. "There is nothing greater in the universe."
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