November 15th, 2010 13:42 EST
Madness: Roman Catholic Church Holds Conference On Exorcism!
"More than 100 Roman Catholic priests and bishops have gathered in Baltimore for a conference on exorcism.
The two-day conference, which is not open to the public or news media, was organized by Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., The New York Times reported Friday. Paprocki said the main goal of the conference is to help priests and bishops decide when exorcism is appropriate.
R. Scott Appleby, a professor of church history at the University of Notre Dame, said reviving exorcism restores a sense of the church as an institution dealing with the supernatural: "It`s a strategy for saying: `We are not the Federal Reserve, and we are not the World Council of Churches. We deal with angels and demons.`"
"More than 100 Roman Catholic priests have gathered in Baltimore for a conference on exorcism"
Unfortunately, I`m not reading from a history book referring to a conference that took place in Rome hundreds of years ago, this tomfoolery is taking place today in the United States.
How can any intelligent person be a member of a religious organization that believes in demons and angels?
Bishops should have a conference to deal with important issues like stamping out pedophilia in the church, and opening the priesthood to women.
Demons don`t exist, but poverty and war are very real, and those are the intractable problems that the church should tackle.
The Roman Catholic church is sending out the message: While the world is spinning off its orbit, we are discussing goblins, demons and angels.
Unbelievable! What`s next a conference to discuss how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
Follow Robert Paul Reyes on Twitter: http://twitter.com/robertpaulreyes