Saturday, June 30, 2012

EXORCISM PRAYER IN LATIN by Rev.Fr. Edgardo "Bing" Arellano

Courtesy of the Two Hearts Media Organization (THMO) and the Alliance of the Holy Family International (AHFI).

Protect the children and families.
Defend the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
In Jesus' Name. Amen. Exorcism Prayer Part 1 Exorcism Prayer Part 2

Monday, June 18, 2012

22nd Sacerdotal Anniversary of Rev.Fr. Virgilio Ramos

22nd Sacerdotal Anniversary Celebration of Fr.Vergs, our adviser for the Knights of Saints Benedict Healing and Deliverance team. He has been very supportive in the ministry especially in praying for the sick, the oppressed, the dying and the souls in purgatory.

Fr. Vergs is the Parish Priest of the Parish of the Holy Spirit located in Alido Subdivision, Malolos, Bulacan.

Fr.Vergs with his friend Fr.Abe, CRS (a Somascan priest and apologist), owner and administrator of the ""

Thursday, June 14, 2012

(by Two Hearts Media Organization for the Alliance of the Holy Family International)

ALL: Hail, O most loving Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We venerate You. We love and honor You. We give and consecrate ourselves to You forever. Receive us and possess us entirely. Purify, enlighten and sanctify us so that we may love You, Jesus, with the heart of Mary, and love you Mary, with the Heart of Jesus.

O Heart of Jesus living in Mary and by Mary. O heart of Mary living in Jesus and for Jesus. O Heart of Jesus pierced for our sins and giving us Your Mother on Calvary. O heart of Mary pierced by sorrow and sharing in the sufferings of your Divine Son for our redemption. O sacred union of these Two Hearts!

Praised be God the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Praised be the Holy Spirit of God Who united these Two Hearts together.
May He unite our hearts and every heart so that all hearts may live in unity in imitation of the sacred unity which exists in these Two Hearts.

Triumph, O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary! Reign O Most Sacred Heart of Jesus! In our hearts, in our homes and families, in Your Church, in the lives of the faithful, in the hearts of those who doesn’t know you, and in all nations. Establish in the hearts of all mankind the sovereign triumph and reign of Your Two Hearts so that earth may resound from pole to pole with one cry “Blessed be forever the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary!”

O dearest St.Joseph, we entrust ourselves to your honor and give ourselves to you that you may always be our father, our protector, and our guide in the way to salvation. Obtain for us a greater purity of heart and a fervent love of the interior life. After your example, may we do all our actions for the greater glory of God in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. O blessed St.Joseph, pray for us that we may share in the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

(by Two Hearts Media Organization for the Alliance of the Holy Family International)

1. Are there existing papal teachings on the Alliance of Two Hearts?

    Yes. And we owe to His Holiness John Paul II the renewed interest on the theology of the Two Hearts. In 1985 alone, he dedicated twelve Angelus messages on the Sacred Heart of Jesus, culminating in a marvelous exhortation inviting us to unite with the "definite alliance" of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

2. Are there other popes in the past who promoted the Two Hearts in the Church?

    Yes. Aside from John Paul II, Popes Pius IX, Pius X, Pius XI, Pius XII, John XXIII and Paul VI, did their share in promoting the Alliance of the Two Hearts.

3. What was Pius XI's main contribution to the Two Hearts?

    It was during Pius XI's pontificate that a specific mandate was given to the Universal Church to practice the Two Hearts' Communion of Reparation. This appeared in his encyclical: Miserentissimus Redemptor in 1928.

4. What was Pius XII's main contribution to the Two Hearts?

    Pope Pius XII, in his encyclical on the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Haurietis Aquas, mentioned the inseparable linkage of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. He alluded to Mary, particularly to her spiritual maternity, as the most precious gift of the Sacred Heart and invited the Christian family and the whole human race to unite their devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus closely with the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

5. What was Paul VI's contribution to the Two Hearts?

    Pope Paul VI transferred the Feast of the Immaculate Hearts of Mary from August 22nd to the Saturday of the 3rd week after Pentecost, the day after the Feast of the Sacred Heart, thus ending the liturgical dissociation and starting a structural and liturgical correlation - a joining of the Two Hearts into Alliance.


1. Are there Scriptural bases for the Alliance of the Two Hearts?

    Yes. The Alliance of the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary is well-founded in Scriptures both in the Old and New Testaments.

2. What are the bases of the Alliance of the Two Hearts in the Old Testament?

    In Genesis 3:3, the covenant was offered to Adam and Eve. It was renewed through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses. But the Israelites were never faithful. In Ezekiel 36:24 and Jeremiah 31:31-33, God made known His wish to establish a new covenant with His people. He promised to give them a new spirit and a new heart. With this heart, renewed in spirit, the covenant will reach its perfection.

3. What are the bases of the Alliance of the Two Hearts in the New Testament?

    In Luke 1:26-38, God's new covenant with man began in the person of Mary who represents humanity. The covenant was manifested at the wedding at Cana (John 2:1-12) when Jesus gave the choicest wine to humanity through the intercession of Mary who resounded the formula of the old covenant "Do whatever He tells you" (John 2:5, cf. Exodus 18:19). It was during the passion and death of Jesus that Simeon's prophecy was fulfilled (Luke 2:35). The same alliance was sealed at the foot of the cross in Calvary when Mary was named the Mother of the Disciple, Mother of the Church (John 19:34).

4. Is there any biblical reference which shows the union of Jesus and Mary as persons?

    As persons, Jesus and Mary are united in and through the Will of the Father. The "fiat" of both the Mother and the Son is very clear evidence of this union. Jesus uttered "Fiat voluntas tua" (Luke 22:42) and Mary answered God's messenger "Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum" (Like 1:38). These two Lucan texts show clearly that the Will of the Father is the meeting point of their union.

5. What place does the Alliance of the Two Hearts occupy in the Sacred Scriptures?

    If the covenant is the core of the Scriptures, and Jesus and Mary personify the fulfillment of the covenant between God and man surpassing all previous covenants, then, the Alliance of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary occupy a central place in Sacred Scriptures.

(by Two Hearts Media Organization for the Alliance of the Holy Family International)

1. What is the Alliance of the Two Hearts?
    The alliance of the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary, is the "covenant of love between God and Man. In the Old Testament, the covenant is between Yahweh and Israel. In the New Testament, God is represented by Jesus Christ while Man is represented by the Body of Christ, the Church, with the Virgin Mary as her "type".
2. Why Heart?
    The "Heart" is the symbol of the totality of the whole person. This usage is consistent with the Sacred Scriptures and the Tradition of the Church, even from the times of the Church Fathers. Thus, saying "Alliance of the Two Hearts" is the same thing as saying "Alliance of Jesus and Mary".
3. What is Alliance?
    "Alliance" is the English equivalent of "alleanza" which is also properly translated as covenant. "Covenant" is the word used to denote the pact that Yahweh had with His people Israel. It is the pledge of fidelity of God to His people and Israel's promise of obedience to Yahweh.
4. What kind of Alliance exists between Jesus and Mary?
    The kind of Alliance that exists between Jesus and Mary is the new, perfect and eternal covenant. Their Alliance is the new covenant of love promised by Ezekiel in the Old Testament (Ez. 36:25-28). Their love is centered on the perfect obedience to the will of the Father. This Alliance does not imply Mary's equal status with Jesus. Instead, the proper understanding of this Alliance puts to clear light that Jesus is the sole Redeemer while Mary serves as the perfect model for humanity to cooperate with God's work of redemption. The Alliance is the eternal spousal between Christ, the bridegroom, and the Daughter of Zion, the bride.
5. How essential is the Alliance of the Two Hearts to Christian Faith?
    It can rightly be said that the Alliance of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary is at the Core of Christian Faith. The two most essential Christian mysteries of Incarnation and Redemption are inconceivable without the cooperation of Jesus and Mary.
6. How is the Alliance of the Two Hearts demonstrated in the Incarnation?
    To save mankind, the Second Person of the Trinity has to become man, born of a woman, and born under the law (Gal. 4:4-5). During the Annunciation, the moment Mary said her "fiat", the incarnation of the Second Person of the Trinity took place, thus, the encounter of the two "fiats" wherefore the Divine Word became "Son of Man" and Mary, the humble servant became the glorious "Mother of the Lord" (Luke 1:43).
7. How is the Alliance of the Two Hearts demonstrated in the Redemption? At the moment of the Passion and Death of Jesus?
    Mary's role as cooperator in the mystery of redemption is truly unique. From the moment of the angel's Annunciation, to the presentation at the temple, to the losing and finding of Jesus, up to the wedding at Cana, the public ministry, the way to Calvary and at the foot of the cross, the profound and mysterious role of Mary was slowly unfolding. We see how this role is highlighted at the foot of the cross when Jesus Himself entrusted to Mary His beloved disciple who then represents all His followers, that is, the Church.
    The Alliance of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary then is truly at the core of Christian faith and mysteries.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Christians Declare War Against the Devil!

Please see the link below.
Book Review: “Exorcism: Encounters with the Paranormal and the Occult”
The Ateneo Catechetical Instruction League (ACIL) asked me to give a talk this afternoon on the paranormal and the occult. I have given the same talk last year when I was still a facilitator of ACIL-Escopa, about a week after Fr. Jose Francisco C. Syquia, Director of the Archdiocese of Manila Office of Exorcism, gave his talk at the Jesuit Loyola House of Studies, the only talk that made me trek down the hilly jungle to that secluded school of priests, nuns, and brothers from all over the Philippines. The Loyola House stands on the precipice of a fault overlooking the city of Marikina: all the kingdoms of the world laid bare before you, tempting you with wealth, power, and glory, as you try to focus on the Kingdom of Heaven beyond the clouds, beyond the stars, at the end of time.
I do not personally know Fr. Syquia, but I bought his book at Power Books at Megamall, on the Feast of All Hallows Eve 2006.  I have grown suspicious of any book on paranormal.  I have read Lobsang Rampa, Carlos Castaneda, and Jaime Licauco in my youth.  I have read them and found them wanting: they promise that anyone “can be like gods, knowing good and evil,” as the Serpent tempted Eve.   But I see only emptiness in the faces of the New Age practitioners.  No joy, no peace. By their fruits you shall know them.
But Fr. Syquia’s book is different. It is an account by an exorcist priest himself. No theological speculations, no make-believe stories, no fear. Only plain stories from his everyday encounters with demon-possessed persons and spirit-infested houses, against the backdrop of authentic Catholic Church Teaching and sayings of the saints.
The book’s structure is similar to a diptych. Most chapters consist of two parts: (1) Experience narrative and (2) church teaching. This is what journalists call as the broken-line method: narrative, explain, narrative, explain. I would have preferred a more systematic demonology: classification of demons, their powers, manifestations, and weaknesses. Maybe this is just my hangover from my close study of the Monster Manual in Dungeons and Dragons in my youth.  But Fr. Syquia’s narrative grounds you to the reality: the hairy kapre in a mango tree, the arrogant blasphemies of the possessed, the crisp cards of a fortune teller, the consecrated hands of the priests. This is the war of angels and demons fought in our very earth, in our very house, in our very soul. And Fr. Syquia tells us about this war in its gory details: the vomits, the salts, the ropes, the shrieks. This is the war whose ending we know: Satan bound by Christ our Lord; the Serpent’s head crushed by Our Lady’s heel. Satan knows his defeat and he wants to drag as many souls with him to Hell.
Here are the contents of Fr. Syquia’s book:
  1. The Church and the Devil
  2. The Parapsychological Dimension
  3. Catholicism and Philippine Folk Religiosity
  4. The Secrets of the New Age Movement: Notebook 1
  5. The Secrets of the New Age Movement: Notebook 2
  6. Foundations
  7. Ministering to Those under Extraordinary Demonic Assault
  8. Confrontation between God and the Devil
  9. The Catholic in the Midst of Love and War
  10. The Scars of Battle
  11. Defensive Armor and Offensive Weapons
  12. The Exorcist
  13. Haunted Houses: Notebook 1
  14. Haunted Houses: Notebook 2
Notes on Some of the Sources Used
Appendix A: More on Philippine Folk Religiosity
Appendix B: Personal Spiritual Warfare
Appendix C: A Concise Handbook on Exorcism and Deliverance
Appendix D: A Pastoral Approach to Infested Homes
Appendix E: Manual of Prayers
About the Author

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Existence of Evil Spirits

Fr. Ignatius uses the recent publication of Fr. Thomas Euteneuer's new book on exorcism to remind us of the existence of evil spirits and the need to fortify ourselves against them by the partaking of the sacraments, avoiding sin and strengthening the virtues.