18 febbraio 2008

P. Gabriele Amorth e le squadre di esorcismi anti-gay_5

CHI E' IL P. GABRIELE AMORTH
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(Padre Gabriele Amorth)

Gabriele Amorth (Modena, 1 maggio 1925)

è un religioso italiano, esorcista della diocesi di Roma.

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Fr. Gabriele Amorth (born May 1, 1925) is an Italian Roman Catholic
priest and the senior exorcist of the diocese of Rome.

Contents:
1. Early life and work
2. Publications
3. Views
4. Bibliography
5. References
6. Further reading

1. Early life and work

Amorth was born in Modena, Italy in 1925. He was ordained a Roman
Catholic Priest in 1954 and became an official exorcist in June 1986
under the tutelage of Father Candido Amantini.[1] He is a member of
the Society of St. Paul, the Congregation founded by James Alberione
in 1914.[2]

In 1990, he founded the International Association of Exorcists and
was president until he retired, at 75, in the year 2000. He is now
honorary president for life of the association. [3]

2. Publications

Amorth authored two books specifically on exorcism. The publications
marked a defining moment in literary history, being the first public
documents to treat this subject. The two books, "An Exorcist Tells
His Story" and "An Exorcist: More Stories," are not official Roman
Catholic documents, rather personal accounts of his office as
Exorcist. The books use witness accounts and personal experience as
evidence.

3. Views

The two books, "An Exorcist Tells His Story" and "An Exorcist: More
Stories," include references to official Roman Catholic teachings on
Demonology,[ 4] however the main emphasis is on Amorth's experience as
an Exorcist[5]. Both include references to the diagnosis and
treatment of spiritual problems. The books briefly cover the topics
of demonic contraction and curses.[6]. On curses he states that, "A
curse can originate from such things as maledictions by close
relatives, a habit of blaspheming, membership in the Freemasonry,
spiritic or magic practices, and so on."[7]

He is somewhat noted for his opinions including, his claim of having
performed over 50,000 exorcisms (which range from "a few minutes"
to "several hours"[8]), that the senior officials of the Nazi Party
were actively involved with Satanism, and that both Adolf Hitler and
Josef Stalin were possessed.[9] . He attributes the number of
exorcisms performed to his opinion that "People have lost the Faith,
and superstition, magic, Satanism, or Ouija boards have taken its
place, which then open all the doors to the presence of demons."[10]

It was in an interview with the London Sunday Telegraph that Father
Gabriele Amorth stressed that "People need to know what we do."[11]

Father Amorth was also one of the voices that made public warnings to
parents about J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels, noting that the
books attempt to make a false distinction between black and white
magic, when in fact, the distinction "does not exist, because magic
is always a turn to the devil."[12]

A recent announcement attributed to Father Gabriele Amorth to the
online Catholic news service Petrus hailed the formation of
adjuristine- exorcism squads by Pope Benedict XVI. The report, which
was picked up by the UK newspaper the Daily Mail[13] on December 29,
2007, originally appeared on "Petrus" and claimed the squads were
being dispatched worldwide to "tackle the rise of Satanism". Vatican
officials immediately dismissed the reports but it was an unusual
instance where the existence of adjurist and adjuristine activity was
acknowledged in the press.

4. Bibliography

"An Exorcist Tells his Story," with Nicoletta V. Mackenzie, 1999.
(ISBN 0-89870-710- 2)
"Gospel of Mary: A Month With the Mother of God," 2000. (ISBN 0-8189-
0871-8)
"An Exorcist: More Stories," with Nicoletta V. Mackenzie, 2002. (ISBN
0-89870-917- 2)
"Esorcisti e Psichiatri," 2002. EDB - Edizioni Dehoniane Bologna.
(ISBN 80-7192-981- 6)
"Pater Pio: Lebensgeschichte eines Heiligen," 2003. (ISBN 3-7171-1108-
6)

5. References

[1] "An Exorcist: More Stories," Gabriele Amorth, Ignatius Press,
2000, page 9
[2] "The Exorcist," Renzo Allegri, A Messenger of St. Anthony
[3] "The Exorcist," Renzo Allegri, A Messenger of St. Anthony
[4] New Catholic Encyclopedia, 'Demonology'
[5] New Catholoc Encyclopedia, 'Exprcist'
[6] "An Exorcist: More Stories," Gabriele Amorth, Ignatius Press,
2000.
[7] "An Exorcist: More Stories," Gabriele Amorth, Ignatius Press,
2000, page 115.
[8] Brandreth, Gyles (2000-10-29) . "An Interview With Fr Gabriele
Amorth." The Sunday Telegraph. Archived from the original on 2004-11-
06. Retrieved on 2006-09-13.
[9] "Hitler and Stalin were possessed by Devil, says Vatican
exorcist," Daily Mail, 2006-09-28. Retrieved on 2007-03-03.
[10] National Catholic Register, "Vatican exorcist: Hitler Knew the
Devil," Edward Pentin, October 26, 2006.
[11] Brandreth, Gyles (2000-10-29) . "An Interview With Fr Gabriele
Amorth." The Sunday Telegraph. Archived from the original on 2004-11-
06. Retrieved on 2006-09-13.
[12] "Rome's chief exorcist warns parents against Harry Potter."
Catholic Telecommunications (2000-01-04) . Retrieved on 2007-03-03.
[13] "Pope's exorcist squads will wage war on Satan," Daily Mail,
2007-12-31.

6. Further reading

-- Fr. Gabriele Amorth (March 1999). Excerpt from "An Exorcist Tells
his Story." Ignatius Press. Retrieved on 2006-09-13.
-- "The Reform of the Rite of Exorcism." 30 Days (June 2000).
Retrieved on 2006-09-13.
-- Interview at the Internet archive
-- "Demonology. " The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume IV. New Advent -
Catholic Encyclopedia (1908). Retrieved on 2007-03-03.
-- "Exorcist." The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume V. New Advent -
Catholic Encyclopedia (1909). Retrieved on 2007-03-03.
-- "Vatican to create more exorcists to tackle 'evil'." The Daily
Telegraph, 2007-12-29. The Daily Telegraph, British newspaper (2007).
Retrieved on 2007-12-29.
-- Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Gabriele_ Amorth"

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