Is it time to exorcize the Democrat Party?

Each day for a while now, after saying Mass I’ve been saying the Exorcism Against Satan and Apostate Angels, which is chapter 3 of Title XI in the Rituale Romanum.

I’ve been doing this with the authority of the bishop for the diocese and I’ve asked God to extend this exorcism to all places and equipment and people involved in the US election, for the sake of “election integrity”.

Priests and bishops have to do what only they can do, for the sake of the common good.  And the matter of “election integrity” is central to the common good of the nation.  It is wrong for us to act like senators or congressmen or representatives of government (which is an affliction rising from Original Sin).  We sacerdotes have to do sacerdotal things.

If we don’t, no one else can.  And THAT is what the Enemy of the Soul is counting on.

My instinct to do read this exorcism seems to be spot on.

I read this at the news feed of the SSPX:

The Day the Pope Exorcised Adolf Hitler

Pope Pius XII performed exorcisms on Adolf Hitler, the Nazis, and the Communist Party. The work of an Italian Vaticanist published this autumn lifts a corner of the veil on exorcisms practiced by the popes and long clothed in papal secrecy.

“The devil’s greatest malice is to make people believe that he does not exist,” Baudelaire said. For those who still have doubts, the Vaticanist Fabio Marchese Ragona, has just published in September 2020, a book entitled Il mio nome è Satana – My Name is Satan.

One of the work’s interests lies in several accounts of exorcisms carried out in the Vatican itself, by various sovereign pontiffs, in particular by Pope Pius XII, who tried to cast out the demon by whom he estimated that Adolf Hitler was possessed.

It was not until 2006, recalls Fabio Marchese Ragona, that the Holy See decided to make this unprecedented fact public: anxious to take all natural and supernatural means in order to put an end to the mass killings committed, particularly against the Jews, by the Third Reich, Pope Pacelli decided to perform an exorcism ritual “from a distance,” from the private chapel of the pontifical apartment.

Fr. Gabriele Amorth – famous Roman exorcist called to God in 2016 – told Vatican News at the time that Pope Pius XII was convinced that the atrocities committed by Hitler and the Nazis could only have a diabolical origin.

But this is not the only exorcism that John XXIII’s predecessor performed from the Vatican. The author of Il mio nome e Satana confides in having discovered, during the investigation which enabled him to write his book, documents attesting that the Pope had also carried out an exorcism on the Italian Communist Party, on the eve of the elections of 1958.

Pius XII was hoping to prevent the Communist Party, notoriously anti-Catholic, from winning the elections. It should be remembered, ten years earlier, the same Roman pontiff had approved a decree of the Holy Office prohibiting any Catholic, under pain of canonical sanctions, from joining or supporting the Communist Party.

Long after his death, in a 1969 report, Pius XII’s own nephew testified to seeing that his uncle was very anxious and had trouble sleeping in the days leading up to the 1958 election: “in the three days leading up to the vote, the pope also performed exorcisms,” ensures Carlo Pacelli.

He also noted that Pius XII had prayed and offered penance and his own sufferings for this intention: a sign of Providence, the Pope’s prayers were answered, and the Communists lost the election.

As Fabio Marchese Ragona points out at the beginning of his book: “The devil can win battles. Sometimes important ones. But never the war.” Enough to give a little hope when the darkness of circumstances seems to prevail.

It seems to me that the US bishops would do well to perform an exorcism of the Democrat Party, which has become the Party of Death.  Abortion is one of those hideous sins that attracts the attachment of demons.  For the spiritual well-being of anyone in that Party of Death, bishops have to exorcism and invoke canons 915 and 916.

I hope all priests and bishops will say Ch. 3 Title 11, at least privately.

Fathers, ask your bishops or superiors for permission to recite Title XI, Ch. 3.  I have audio recordings to help you with the Latin.  HERE  This is WAR, my brothers, serious spiritual war!   Let us do what only we can do.

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  1. Ave Maria says:

    I would venture to say that it is way past time to exorcise the demoncrat party! Let it be done! It is also way past time for pro-abortion politicians who claim to be Catholic to carry on with impunity and to continue to cause grave scandal.

  2. Chrisc says:

    It is quite unusual to consider that some bishops would be exorcising themselves.

  3. tho says:

    Many years ago I remember reading a book by former President Nixon, where he attributed the saving of Europe from Communism, to three people, Charles De Gaulle, Conrad Adenauer, and Alcide De Gasperi. all three were devout Roman Catholics. There is reason to believe that Pope Pius XII exorcisms might have worked. In that book Nixon made no bones about his admiration for, and his convincing belief in the work of those three leaders, all premiers of their respective countries.
    As I try to look ahead, America is in direr need of exorcisms, and devout prayers, to save us from a Democratic party that is hell bent on unseating the shining city on the hill.

  4. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Not to be mean, but a lot of nominal Republicans also seem to be acting in evil yet strangely counterproductive, non-survival-oriented ways. Same with the minor parties.

    So my suggestion is that all members of all political parties be exorcised, which is a nice impartial way to go.

  5. NOCatholic says:

    Do we know when Pope Pius XII performed his exorcism on Hitler and the Nazis? Correlating that exorcism with historical events would be instructive.

  6. The principle of focus precludes what you suggest. Pope Pius XII did not try to exorcize Vichy France. Bishops and priests should focus their prayers on the demonic Democrats, not waste it on Vichy conservatives.

  7. LeeGilbert says:

    Some months back the Catholic Sentinel of Portland decreed that between then and the election it would not accept letters to the editor supportive or critical of any one candidate or party.

    After the election I sent in an article titled, “The Treacherous Politics of Silence” from which they exorcised the following paragraph:

    “Ever since discovering Rick Steve’s latest book Travel as a Political Act, my mind has been haunted by the phrase, ‘Silence as a Political Act.’ So, it was forbidden to say that the Democratic party is the party of death; that President Trump is the most pro-life president in the history of the country; that Joe Biden is pro-abortion; that the policies of the Democratic party have ruined the black family; that it was the party supportive of slavery and the Ku Klux Klan; that it has become the agent both of Marxism, sodomy and transgenderism.”

    After this rebuff I did a search on “Democrat” “Party of Death” and discovered not only that this phrase, “party of death” has been applied to that institution by many commentators professional and otherwise for years, but that fourteen years ago it was the title of a book by Ramesh Ponnuru: The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life.

    Yet even in 2020 in the midst of the worst ever holocaust of innocents one cannot make simple statements of fact in a Catholic paper, but must respect the leftist pieties of the Peoples Republic of Portland lest anyone be offended. Surely we have proof in the Portland pudding that when the sentinel is silent, the enemy floods in.

  8. smittyjr63 says:

    “It seems to me that the US bishops would do well to perform an exorcism of the Democrat Party”

    There’s a problem. The overwhelming majority of Catholic Bishops voted for Biden. They even congratulated him:

  9. Clinton R. says:

    Considering how many bishops have fallen over themselves congratulating Biden on his “victory”, it seems the episcopacy is also in need of an exorcism.

  10. TWF says:

    Respectfully, Clinton et al, I don’t think a layperson should call for the exorcism of their bishops.
    Pope Benedict congratulated Obama on his election. That’s diplomacy. I’m not sure certain bishops congratulating Biden is proof that they voted for him, or, worse, agree with his positions on abortion etc.

    [The problem is, Biden isn’t anything yet… except suffering from cognitive impairment and elder abuse.]

  11. Bob says:

    It doesn’t matter how many bishops are in league with the Democrat party, the faithful bishops that are left must perform this exorcism against this demonic invasion we are witnessing. If Abraham could negotiate with God about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah if only ten righteous people could be found in the cities surely an exorcism can be performed with what ever few faithful bishops can be found in our nation. I’ve been attending daily Mass and praying 2 rosaries a day since Oct. precisely for our elections. I haven’t stopped praying that intention yet since no one has officially called the election results. The MSM aka the False Prophet doesn’t count as much as they would try to make you believe they can call an election.

  12. You’ve heard of wolf’s in sheep’s clothing, that message of congratulations was eunuchs in cuck’s clothing.

  13. dallenl says:

    The state of Georgia will have a chance on Jan 5 to take a long step to redeeming the country with the special election which, if the Republicans win, will block some of the worst effects of the presidential election by denying Biden the ability to control the entire governing process of the nation. This is certainly worth praying for. Since we are looking at only one state, possibly one good exorcism will persuade the Almighty to relent our punishment. In the meantime, it is something to pray for when we hear the tubular bells.

  14. WVC says:

    @dallenl – I hate to be a downer, but if anyone thinks folks like Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins and a good handful of other Republicans will stand strong against Democrat pressure . . . . well, you’re just setting yourself up for disappointment. The Republican establishment is NOT on our side. Conservative, Inc. (like Fox News and National Review) are also NOT on our side.

  15. NOCatholic says:

    dallenl: You are exactly right.

    Whatever anyone thinks of the Presidential election, there is no downside to supporting the Georgia GOP Senate candidates in prayer. On the other hand, giving Biden (almost certainly the next president) and the Democrats free rein to pass whatever they want through Congress, has big downsides, in addition to controlling the executive branch.

  16. WVC says:

    Yeah – I’m sure all of the many problems with the integrity of how Georgia held the vote on Nov 3 will be completely resolved and gone by Jan 5. Yup. Without a doubt. No more funny business. Just trust the people in charge and don’t ask any questions! And buy stock in Dominion Voting Systems!

    Incidentally, is no one else appalled that American elections are being conducted on hardware and software owned and operated by foreign powers, and that the tabulation of those votes are conducted outside of the country? Any and all allegations of fraud aside, how can anyone on earth (that isn’t a Chinese nationalist) think this is acceptable? Sometimes I feel like I’m taking crazy pills, but, then again, I live in a world where the Catholic Church invited Protestants to help develop a New Order of Mass, so I guess anything is possible.

  17. NOCatholic says:

    If there were any doubt as to the integrity of the Georgia election, it should have been dispelled by the statewide manual recount using paper ballots. That effort, overseen by a Republican secretary of state, did not close close to changing the outcome, which gave the state’s electoral votes to Joe Biden (and which brought a scornful tweet from Donald Trump).

    I’m not concerned by votes tabulated outside the country, because I have no reliable knowledge of that actually happening. Ditto for the hardware/software being developed outside the country. In any case, as long as there is a paper record of each individual ballot, or an actual ballot, combined with cross-checks between machine totals and paper ballots, I don’t think there is any reason to doubt the integrity of the election, in Georgia or anywhere else —

    And no reason not to vote in Georgia on January 5. Or pray for that election!

  18. WVC says:

    Ignoring evidence isn’t the same thing as evidence not existing. Ignoring legitimate concerns put, in writing, by the Georgia Republican Leaders to the Georgia Secretary of State on the irregularities surrounding the recount doesn’t mean that letter nor those concerns don’t exist. Ignoring allegations made in an ongoing lawsuit against Georgia doesn’t mean those allegations or the lawsuit cease to exist. Ignoring all the testimony given during multiple hearings before state legislators doesn’t mean those hearings or that testimony ceases to exist. And ignoring news sources that report on such news and relying only on news sources that promote Biden/Harris doesn’t mean that news doesn’t exist or that pro-Biden/Harris sources are magically more reliable and dependable and objective.

    Of course we should continue to pray, but if anyone seriously thinks that the slender Republican majority in the Senate (including the likes of Mitt Romney and Murkowski and Collins and Rubio . . .etc.) will actually stand strong against the Biden/Harris administration when it comes to mass amnesty, the continued normalization (by force) of every kind of sexual deviancy, the full court press on the Culture of Death, and the destruction of the economy in the name of globalism, environmentalism, and so-called social justice . . . then that person is far more delusional than even the most frantic Trump supporter.

    Sure, folks in Georgia should try their best to vote for what one hopes will prove to be a conservative, but this was a fight between the Establishment (both Democrats and Republicans) and those who recognize the Establishment is corrupt and ultimately against America’s best interests. Thinking the senate seats in Georgia will actually amount to much is believing one can save the Titanic by tossing the deck chairs overboard.

  19. WVC says:

    @NOCatholic – so, here’s VIDEO FOOTAGE of voter fraud in Georgia.

    Do you still insist that there’s no evidence? Nothing to see here? Just trust the officials?

  20. WVC says:

    @NOCatholic – and now the Governor (albeit reluctantly) is authorizing an audit of the vote by signature (which is what the Georgia GOP heads had asked for during the first, corrupt recount).

    Waiting to hear from you. Is there still no reason to have any doubts about the integrity of the Georgia election? Are you still insisting there’s no “hard evidence” on voter fraud in Georgia? Or are you ready to admit you may not be seeing all of the picture and some of us crazy folks may have points worth considering?

  21. NOCatholic says:

    WVC, I’m surprised you’re still on this. I stopped monitoring this thread after my last post and your response to it on December 2, and only happened to see your latest post in the sidebar today.

    That video indicates at most an irregularity in the initial count, in a single location. How many ballots might have been involved is unclear. But that was, in any case the initial count, not any of the subsequent counts.

    Was this the subject of a court challenge? If so, how did that go? If not, why was it not challenged?

    If that’s the “evidence” you are presenting, that needs a whole lot of explanation to indicate that it comes anywhere near to affecting the entire election in Georgia.

    A signature audit does not indicate that fraud existed. The obvious reason for it being done, is to dispel doubts ahead of the January 5 runoff election.

    What level of proof would it take to convince you that the election, in Georgia or any other state, was in fact conducted fairly? Is there any such proof that would satisfy you that Joe Biden won the Presidential election?

  22. WVC says:

    @NOCatholic – I give up. I guess in your eyes it’s just a minor irregularity that suitcases filled with ballots were hidden under a table, the polling station was evacuated of all observers and press, and then for several hours thousands of ballots were counted in secret after announcing there would be no more counting. “How many ballots might is unclear” you say – well, I’m sure they went to all that trouble to just count maybe a small handful of illegal ballots. That seems likely. Sure.

    It somewhat beggars belief that you would somehow pretend this is “Oh just no big whoop.” If the signature audit doesn’t matter, why wasn’t it included in the initial recount (even after the request, in writing, of the GOP leaders in Goergia)? If the initial recount was legitimate, why didn’t it find the thousands of illegal ballots that were caught ON VIDEO? It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that something is rotten in Georgia.

    You trying to downplay this evident fraud by insinuating that it was just a small number of votes in one location seems to fly in the face of how actually small the margin of votes were between the two candidates.

    The level of proof required should be, for any earnest and honest American, the validation of the chain of custody for every single damn vote that was cast. Anything short of that should be, to any earnest and honest American, unacceptable. You like to harp upon the rule of law . . . well, Georgia has laws governing elections. Why weren’t they followed? Those laws have requirements. If those requirements were actually met, then there should be ample evidence to prove those requirements were met.

    Meanwhile, most of the legal cases were dismissed without the opportunity for evidence to be presented. Evidence was and has and is being presented in official hearings before state legislators in multiple states. Witnesses giving testimony, sworn affidavits, demonstration of data anomalies, and now VIDEO EVIDENCE . . . how far down in the sand do you have your head buried?

    You can’t, in good faith, come on this website and make comment after comment after comment after comment against Donald Trump and poo-poo those who have concerns about the validity of the election and then, when incontrovertible VIDEO EVIDENCE of fraud is shown simply ignore it and pretend like nothing happened. Not in good faith.

  23. Fr. Kelly says:

    At this point, NOCatholic, I doubt very much that you could gin up enough evidence to convince even the most gullible among us that this election was counted fairly. Many of the affidavits being sworn out by poll workers attesting to wrongdoing are by people who did not support president Trump.
    Thousands of sworn affidavits in numerous hearings attesting to a consistent pattern of cheating, security camera video evidence of counting of suspicious ballots after dismissing observers, not to mention a Dominion voting machine which shows forensic evidence of having transferred votes from Trump to Biden, and many other things expose the fraud too clearly for us to just sit back and assume that nothing happened. (Interestingly, in the case of the voting machine from Ware County, Georgia, the number of votes directly transferred from Trump to Biden is the same percentage of the total counted that is showing up in forensic analyses of vote dumps in Arizona, Nevada, Michigan and Wisconsin where the numbers are much larger.) The direct and indirect evidence is becoming too strong to just dismiss it with a “nothing to see here”

    That is why Governor Kemp is asking for a signature audit now. Not because he really wants it, but because he doesn’t want to be on the wrong side when it all comes out. He may be beginning to see that he runs a real risk of losing control of the whole situation if he doesn’t.

    The only reason this country regularly has a peaceful transition of power is that for the most part, those who lose an election have the confidence that their vote counted and can count again the next time. With the widespread, systematic, manifest fraud that was perpetrated this time, many of us are losing that confidence. If that happens to too many people — all bets are off.

    By fighting for justice in our elections, President Trump is fighting for the civil peace of our country.

  24. NOCatholic says:

    WVC, I didn’t think you would be convinced, but you asked me to respond, so I did.

    “The level of proof required should be, for any earnest and honest American, the validation of the chain of custody for every single damn vote that was cast.”

    That’s what voting procedures aim to do. And that video (which may or may not even be genuine) doesn’t disprove that. Georgia election officials have stated that the video shows proper ballot handling.

    Do you know how ballots are counted behind the scenes? Has this election, which has received an unprecedented amount of scrutiny, really been handled differently than other elections that have not received that scrutiny? I don’t know that and I bet you don’t know that either.

    I do know that the Trump campaign’s aggressive challenges in court, have virtually all been thrown out, and none have reversed any results at any level. I know the high-profile Pennsylvania case was dismissed by a Republican judge who was a Federalist Society member. In Georgia, the Republican governor and Republican Secretary of State both defended the integrity of the election n that state. Trump’s own Attorney General has stated that the Department of Justice has found no evidence of election fraud to date.

    If you and Fr Kelly really believe the election was stolen you have to believe that an incredibly wide-ranging conspiracy involving those officials (including Trump’s handpicked AG) and thousands of election officials and poll workers made that happen,. You also have to believe that none of those people came forward, despite that any media outlet would jump at such an historic news scoop, that security of such a vast conspiracy was air-tight, and that whoever came forward would attain instant fame and be lionized by many.

    That is so improbable, that it collapses of its own weight.

    Honestly, though, the only reason that the election has been called into question is that Donald Trump has chosen to call it into question, publicly. Trump has been hinting for months, well before the election, about fraud. (He did the same in 2016, before he realized he actually won.). And that has been picked up by his followers, who for various reasons really want to believe he won, and only needed his validation to do so.

    I too value a peaceful transition of power. But the person imperiling that peaceful transfer is Donald Trump. He won’t succeed, but that confidence in the vote that Fr Kelly speaks about, is being weakened. Admittedly, that process was started by the “Russian conspiracy” narrative that Democrats spun after the 2016 election, but Trump is taking it to a whole new level.

    I’m not going to respond on this topic again. I’ve said my peace several times over, and if you don’t believe me by now, you won’t. I continue to remember in prayer the Georgia elections, and everyone like you who believes the election was “stolen.” And for our country.

    Have a blessed Advent. Peace.

  25. WVC says:

    @NOCatholic – Convinced by what? You’re the one who has asked, over and over again, for “hard evidence” of voter fraud, and when VIDEO FOOTAGE of people clearing out the polling station of all witnesses and press, pulling out hidden suitcases stuffed with ballots, and counting them, in secret, in the dead of night for hours you just say, “Georgia election officials have stated that the video shows proper ballot handling.”

    So, to recap:

    Georgia Election Officials say, “Who you gonna believe, me or your own lying eyes?”
    NOCatholic says, “Whatever you say, boss!”

    Truly the human capacity for rationalization is limitless. Best of luck to you. I hope you make it out of the bubble of unreality you’ve ensconced yourself in.

  26. Semper Gumby says:

    Fr. Kelly and WVC: Good points.

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