The following comes from a July 12 Catholic San Francisco article by Christina Gray:
Despite a committed and active faith life, St. Dominic parishioner Chris Smith suffered silently during a long estrangement from her adult daughter.
In 2014 she found unexpected freedom from the tyranny of her emotions and eventual reconciliation with her child through a lay prayer ministry that helps break the power of “spiritual bondage” in the lives of believers. With the blessing of Dominican Father Michael Hurley, pastor, Smith is working to coordinate a similar ministry at St. Dominic called “Unbound: Freedom in Christ” by hosting a workshop July 23 at St. Dominic parish hall in San Francisco.
The Unbound ministry was founded by a Catholic couple, Neil and Janet Lozano, based on Neil’s book Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance. According to its website, the mission of the ministry is to equip Christian clergy and laypeople around the world to help people take hold of the freedom that they have been given in Jesus Christ, and then help others do the same.
“I felt lighter, freer, cleaner, and clearer than ever before,” Smith told Catholic San Francisco.
After her experience she went through training to serve as a lay member of the ministry. “What I experienced made me want to dedicate the rest of my life to helping other believers, especially Catholics, experience freedom in Christ.”
Smith said her own experience taught her that even good Christians can experience oppression of the spirit through negative influences which can manifest in harmful patterns of behavior or thinking, such as addictions, victimization, depression, extreme negativity, promiscuity, rage, marital strife, perversions – virtually any bondage caused by an “unclean spirit.”
We need a deliverance ministry from the wrecking ball coming for our Liberty. Freedom is not free. Will we as a free nation be allowed, by the mob to hold conventions? Title: Dallas Shootings Confirm Activists Plans to Disrupt GOP Convention. From the remnant newspaper @ http://www.remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php? option=com_k2&view=item&id=2620:dallas-shootings-confirm-black-activist-plans-to-disrupt-gop-convention
God bless the fallen and their families in Dallas & all our 1st responders.
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“… virtually any bondage caused by an “unclean spirit.”” You will need all the spiritual armor there is to endure the hostility of the satanic forces you will face, Chris. Do not despair if opposition comes from the ones who need deliverance the most. But God has done a great work in you. I shall gladly pray the deliverance ministry bears abundant fruit.
Dear Lord Jesus, please surround me and my family with a perimeter of Your Love and Protection throughout the day today a hundred yards in all directions, dear Lord. Render any demons that are there or should try to come, deaf, dumb and blind. Strip them of all weapons, illusions, armor, power and authority. Disable them from communicating or interacting in any way. Bind, sever, and separate them, sending them directly to the foot of Your Cross without manifestation or harm. May Your Precious Blood cover us, the Holy Spirit fill us, Mary’s mantle surround us, the Holy Angels and Saints guard and protect us from all unfortunate events. Protect us from fire, theft, flood, storms, ailments, accidents of every sort, distress, hardship, curse,…
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Protect us from fire, theft, flood, storms, ailments, accidents of every sort, distress, hardship, curse, and all untoward things. I ask all this in Your Name Lord Jesus and I thank and praise You. I love You. Alleluia. Amen!
Since the 1960’s, especially, our Nation and our Church have been plagued with anti-society violence, filth, crimes, and evils. The Devil and his legions, especially love disorder, mental and emotional unrest, anger, and negativity, and all forms of violence, filth, vice, and all crimes and evils! We basically need a strong Church and an excellent, moral society, as a strong bastion, to begin with, to protect God’s goodness, virtue, and health, in His children— and scare the Devil away! Those in great pain and suffering, who are in need of a special Deliverance– should be able to find it more easily, in their parish churches! This is a very good endeavor, the Deliverance group being started, at St. Dominic’s, in San Francisco!…
I will finish with my post, above. Our Church and society today, are fragmented, fractured, and disordered— leaving many people too alone, trying to deal with very difficult life trauma and suffering! I hope that more churches will offer on-going help and support prayer groups, such as the new Deliverance group, at St. Dominic’s!!
Yes, and a good start is always an examination of conscience and confession. God Bless this work.
This is evangelical and fundamentalist Christianity trying to infiltrate Catholicism. Stay away from these “ministries” and instead pray the Rosary and receive the Sacrament of Confession frequently!
I’m sorry to differ with you, George, but the Catholic church does not despise prayers against Satan and his minions, whether through the rosary or by “evangelical” type prayers. You pigeonhole both the Church and God by restricting His providence. Anything truly of God in the Christian tradition of other churches rightly belongs to the patrimony of the Catholic church, because She is the Mother of all Churches, and outside of her, in the above sense, there is no salvation.
I was wondering. I looked it up and it did not look Catholic. Thanks for your post
What a great group! will pray for them. At the same time, I hope that their leaders are trained to recognize emotional disorders in people seeking their help. I’ve come to believe in real, physical healings that have come from such groups in addition to liberation from authentic demonic oppression. But persons suffering from emotional disorders (i.e. anxiety, OCD, certain phobias, etc.) that they developed during their childhoods are rarely, if ever, healed in this manner. What is needed in these cases are good therapists who are at lest respectful to their patient’s religious beliefs. The best therapists, in my belief, are ones that have a Thomistic understanding of the human person-especially in regards to the emotions as man’s…
Joining the Auxilium Christianorum is very beneficial:
I need your prayers. My family has been destroyed by an abusive member who commits many sins against the 1st and 2nd commandments. I did not realize that they might be oppressed by an evil spirit.