Four Exorcists Urge Day of Fasting, Prayer, and Reparation Dec 6 (EXTENDED)
NB: This article is an extended version of the one published at National Catholic Register.
WASHINGTON, DC—A group of internationally renowned exorcists have issued a joint statement, requesting the aid of the Church through a day dedicated to prayer and penance. This world-wide call to fasting, prayer and reparation will take place December 6, 2019, “for the purpose of driving out any diabolic influence within the Church that has been gained as a result of recent events.”
The group, which have requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of their ministries, have reported “increased demonic activity, both within the world and even within the heart of the Catholic Church”, relating in a particular way to events that took place during the recent Amazon Synod. Their statement, delivered exclusively, reflects a number of concerns raised by prominent members of the clergy and hierarchy as well, specifically on the nature and origin of certain rituals celebrated in the Vatican and witnessed by the world.
Some in the Vatican press, including the Vatican spokesman Paolo Ruffini, scrambled to explain the congruency between Catholic teaching on idolatry and the rituals--even the symbolism --behind the Pachamama statues incorporated in many of the Amazon Synod events.
Only days after the close of the synod, however, Bishop Erwin Krâutler—a central figure at the Amazon Synod—was interviewed by Die Tagespost promoting the incorporation of the controversial Pachamama idols into Divine liturgy. After the Register reported Pope Francis’ words relating to the recovery of some of the idols removed and discarded into the Tiber by Alexander Tschugguel, I spoke with Cardinal Gerhard Müller at an event in Washington, DC on the concerns he had on the spiritual ramifications of these liturgical events. “The Pachamama is a pagan goddess, and it has no place—nothing to do with or within the Catholic Liturgy," his Eminence stated. Fr. Gerald Murray, also in Washington DC as MC for Cardinal Müller's event, added to this. “Having that statue—an idol that represents a false god (or in this case, goddess) at a Catholic mass seems like in the mixing of religions that can only lead to grave confusion and scandal. Catholics don't believe that there is such a thing as Pachamama, so the representation of a false goddesses is dangerously misleading to people. The pope said it was not intentionally idolatrous to have those statues in the church, but I think that the people who brought them from Peru did seem to have worshiped those statues in the Vatican Gardens. They prostrated themselves on the ground which is a religious worship act.”
Such concerns have given rise, already, to members of the clergy leading their congregations in acts of prayer, penance and reparation. Last week, a video emerged showing Fr. Hugo Valdemar Romero, former spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, leading his congregation in prayers of reparation and acts of renunciation—burning an effigy of the Pachamama idol. In the video, he states the acts signified “repugnance to the offenses against the most Blessed Virgin Mary in Rome, in her church of Traspontina. We, in protest and as a sign of reparation, burn this satanic idol of the Pachamama”. (See my interview with Fr. Valdemar, here).
Many, however, were quick to condemn Fr. Valdemar’s actions on social media, calling for the Cardinal Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes, to reprimand the priest for this public act. There were also calls for the Cardinal to apologize to indigenous people potentially offended, an act similar to that of Pope Francis’ apology for the removal and disposal of the idols in Rome.
The group of exorcists calling for a day of prayer and penance point to the continued confusion and growing division in the Church as fruits indicative of diabolical infestation. The gravity of their message is clear. “These events bring home the reality that we are in spiritual warfare,” They state.“Warfare is happening with the Church itself. May the Divine Mercy rest upon all of us.”
Full Statement of Exorcists, and Call to Prayer on December 6, 2019
In light of recent events regarding the Pachamama ritual in the Vatican Gardens, the subsequent procession of the idol into St. Peter’s, as well as placing the idols in St. Maria in Traspontina church, we are reminded of the words of St. Paul (1 Corinthians 10:20), "Do I say, that what is offered in sacrifice to idols, is any thing? Or, that the idol is any thing? But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God. And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils.”
The Psalms (95:5) tell us that "all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens.” These events bring home the reality that (Ephesians 6:12) "our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.” These events bring home the reality that we are in spiritual warfare and that warfare is happening within the Church itself.
We are, therefore, encouraging all Catholics who recognize the evil of the events to join us in a day of prayer and penance on December 6th, for the purpose of driving out any diabolic influence within the Church that has been gained as a result of these recent events—along with any other events.
We are asking all of those who participate to do the following for this intention:
say the Rosary;
take on some form of penance, such as fasting, abstinence and other forms of mortification
to offer the prayers to the Sacred Heart, as seen below.
Other recommended acts which we encourage others to do for this intention is make a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament and attend Mass that day, offering the merits of the Mass for this intention.
May the Divine Mercy rest upon all of us.
Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Thy altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but, to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy Most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known Thee; many too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart.
Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to their Father's house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.
Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof; call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.
Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism; refuse not to draw them all into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Thine eyes of mercy toward the children of that race, once Thy chosen people: of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.
Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to It be glory and Honor forever. Amen.
Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O sweet Jesus, Whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before Thy altar eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries, to which Thy loving Heart is everywhere subject.
Mindful alas! that we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask Thy pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation not only for our own personal offenses, but also for the sins of those, who, straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow Thee, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the vows of their baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of Thy Law.
We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against Thee; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offenses against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behavior, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violations of Sundays and holidays, and the shocking blasphemies uttered against Thee and Thy Saints.
We wish also to make amends for the insults to which Thy Vicar on earth and Thy priests are subjected, for the profanation, by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of Thy Divine Love; and lastly for the public crimes of nations who resist the rights and teaching authority of the Church which Thou hast founded.
Would, O divine Jesus, we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood. We now offer, in reparation for these violations of Thy divine honor, the satisfaction Thou didst once make to Thy eternal Father on the cross and which Thou dost continue to renews daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of Thy Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of Thy grace, for all neglect of Thy great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past. Henceforth we will live a life of unwavering faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the gospel and especially that of charity. We promise to the best of our power to prevent other from offending Thee and to bring as many as possible to follow Thee.
O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to Thee, so that we may one day come to that happy home, where Thou with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.