FOLLOWING a row that erupted in Arizona after a Republican “pro-life” politician, Terri Proud, suggested that she would like women to be forced to watch an abortion before having one, comes the news that an “exorcism” outside an abortion clinic had been approved by the Catholic Church in Cincinnati.
According to this report, the Rev Steve J Angi, chancellor of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati, gave permission to priests to say exorcism prayers at a rally outside the clinic. The anti-abortion group holding the exorcism is called “40 Days For Life”.
Ruth Reddens, an organiser of the 40 Days for Life campaign that planned the vigil, sought Angi’s permission to perform the “exorcism of locality,” designed to drive evil out of a place, rather than out of a person. She said:
Hopefully, the spiritual battle will be won.
Those participating in the rally and exorcism read the Prayer to St Michael the Archangel, written by Pope Leo XIII in 1886.
It reads, in part:
Seize the dragon, the ancient serpent, which is the devil and Satan, bind him and cast him into the bottomless pit, that he may no longer seduce the nations.
Said the Rev Earl Fernandes, dean of the Athenaeum of Ohio seminary in Cincinnati:
This (prayer) is said over a place that’s infested with the evil spirit, to remove any evil that might happen to be there.
On “40 Days For Life” website blog, the group boasts that since their prayers began, various abortionists recommended against abortion or even quit. They call this a victory and babies’ lives were saved.
The website also shares a video from Priest for Life on their site. The one in the video, Fr Frank Pavone, the National Director of Priests for Life, calls Women’s Centers “killing centers” and encourages people to pray against abortions. He also labels it a “Holocaust”.
The group plans prayer vigils at the Cincinnati clinic all throughout March.
Back, briefly, to the lunatic Terri Proud. She said in an email to a constituent:
Personally I’d like to make a law that mandates a woman watch an abortion being performed prior to having a ‘surgical procedure’.
Hat Tip: Pete H (Proud report)