A leading Roman Catholic exorcist has said that what most Hollywood depictions of demon possession get wrong is that Satan is not a "god of evil," but is a servant of God.
"Satan is not the god of evil against the God of the good, rather he is a being who God created as good and who, with some angels — also created good by God — became evil because they refused God and His kingdom with their free and final choice," Father Francesco Bamonte, president of the International Association of Exorcists, wrote last week in Vatican Newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, as reported by Catholic News Service.
"Satan and the spirits at his service, therefore, are not omnipotent beings, they cannot perform miracles, they are not omnipresent, they cannot know our thoughts or know the future," he added. more >>
A nativity display at an Indiana county courthouse has survived a second lawsuit brought against it by secularist groups after a settlement was reached.
Lawyers representing Franklin County settled earlier this month with the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union regarding a nativity display at the Brookville courthouse.
The ACLU had filed the suit on behalf of the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and The Satanic Temple. more >>
Tens of thousands of Christians have signed an online petition directed at Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett to stop a ceremony in which satanists plan to pour blood over a Virgin Mary statue on Christmas Eve.
Satanist Adam Daniels has received a permit allowing him to pour costume blood over a Virgin Mary statue outside of St. Joseph Old Cathedral on Christmas Eve as a sign of protest against the Roman Catholic Church.
"The purpose of the blood is to add another layer of corruption to Mary, which is an emblem of the Catholic Church," Daniels asserted. more >>
Satanic groups in America are getting ready to perform Satanic ceremonies and rituals such as pouring blood over a Virgin Mary statue this Christmastime, a Catholic civil rights organization has warned.
"In a world where Christians are routinely being murdered and raped in the name of God, even non-believers must be curious about the rise of Satanism. Here at home we are also witnessing a surge in Satanic attacks," the Catholic League's Bill Donohue wrote in a press release this week.
Donohue pointed out that the Satanic Temple's chapter in Detroit is preparing for a "Satanic ceremony" at the grounds of Michigan's Capitol this weekend, aimed at countering a nativity scene. more >>
Jim Bakker has declared that witches were the main reason for the downfall of his once renowned televangelism ministry.
During an episode of "The Jim Bakker Show," on Monday, the televangelist relayed a story someone had told him about a conversation that person supposedly had with a witch at the peak of Bakker's televangelism career.
Trip Lee recently released a new video for his latest single "Manolo" off of his album Rise. The single features his label mate, Grammy Award winner and founder of Reach Records – Lecrae. Although many are praising the video's creative liberties, many others are fueling the uproar over what they call "illuminati imagery."
Both rappers appear in the video, which seems to take place in a dark facility used for mind control. Trip has publicly stated several times that the word Manolo means "God is with us." In the video after he destroys a cardboard cutout of himself, he ends up outside, free from the grip of that dark place.
"We know that He got us, He is with us can't block us; Ibaka His word is my weapon, It's going Brrrr-aaat!," he rapped at the end of the 4 minute song. more >>