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Just so you know, if your in league with old Beelzebub, it might be time to update your resume.

This week the Vatican began a beginner's course to teach "aspiring demonologists and exorcists." The four-month course, called "Exorcism and the Prayer of Liberation," is being offered for the second year by Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University on Rome's outskirts.

This class uses the 1999 updated exorcism ritual.  It starts with prayers, a blessing and sprinkling of holy water, the laying on of hands on the possessed, and the making of the sign of the cross.

The formula begins: "I order you, Satan..." It goes on to denounce Satan as "prince of this world" and "enemy of human salvation". It ends: "Go back, Satan."

Dude, I thought The power of Christ compels you!! was supposed to work.  No wonder I've been having so much trouble all these years.

Thanks to Lou Dobbs for bringing this up in his show last night and Reuters for such a great report.  This is a good one.

Wonder what would shake out if a bunch of these priests surrounded the White House and got busy?

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=2005-10-13T125717Z _01_SPI346675_RTRIDST_0_OUKOE-UK-POPE-EXORCISM.XML

Originally posted to nellwal on Fri Oct 14, 2005 at 05:37 AM PDT.

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