From a priest…
On your post about exorcism of a parish you mentioned in the comments not to use “Unbound”. I know people connected to this. Do you know of a good article explaining why? I interested being able to explain to my friends.
I consulted a trusted exorcist about this. He responded.
I’m unaware of any articles on the subject. But a reading of the book would tell you the following:
Although there are some important and proper elements that make up the method,
1. Unbound is not meant as an exorcism of place
2. Unbound speaks a lot about forgiveness, but I haven’t found a clear mention of sacramental forgiveness.
3. It doesn’t distinguish between authority and power – not a small detail in these matters. In other words, it invites people (peers) to pray over others (peers), possibly arguing that if someone were to come to you asking for prayers of deliverance, then they give you authority over them. This is fallacious. It goes against natural law of authority. Parents have spiritual authority over their children, husbands over their wives, a priest over the faithful of his parish, and a bishop over his diocese, etc. In other words, a layman speaking tu a tu to an evil spirit sets himself up to get taken to the woodshed if an evil spirit is truly present.
If you publish something critical of Unbound, you be assured that their hyper-sensitive authors will hound you.
Yes, sometimes the hypersensitive – especially those with moral problems compounded with cowardice – do choose to hound, an anonymously. I am not easily hounded.
I wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot aspergilum.
Traditional Rituale Romanum and a priest who is capable.
That’s the way to go.
REMINDER: I have recordings of the Latin for the rites of exorcism. They are available for priests and bishops. That’s it. Period. HERE