BOLLETTINO DELLA DOMENICA 30 MAGGIO 2021

SANTISSIMA TRINITÀ

 

10:00    S. Messa con intenzioni comunitarie  

Americo CONTRUCCI / la moglie e figli

Egidio SANTIA / la famiglia Contrucci

Antonietta e Armando FARINA /  il figlio Joe e famiglia

Giuseppina e Antonio PACIFICO /Maria Patuto

Stephen HARTENSTEIN / Maria Patuto

Arduino e Isaura RONDINA / Lidia e Giorgio Andreani

Orlando CACCIOTTI (30.mo anniversario) / la moglie Natalina e figli

In onore di San Domenico Savio / Maria Patuto

 19:00   Santo Rosario

 Lunedì  31 maggio:   Visitazione della B. V. Maria

19:00   Santo Rosario

19:30   In onore della Visitazione della B. V. Maria /Tonia Paolozza

Martedì 1 giugno:           S. Giustino, m.  

8:30     Cesare BERNOLA /la colletta funerale

Mercoledì 2 giugno:      Ss. Marcellino e Pietro mm.

8:30    Cesare COZZI  /la successione

 Giovedì  3 giugno:         S. Carlo Lwanga m.

8:30     Antonio e Caterina BARBATO /Clotilde Giacomini

Venerdì 4 giugno:                

8:30     Adorazione Eucharistica

9:00    Armando e Antonietta FARINA / il figlo Joe e famiglia

 Sabato 5 giugno:            S. Bonifacio vesc. e m.     

8:30     Maria Donata RICCIARDI-D’ANDREA /la colletta funerale

DOMENICA 6 giugno 2021    

CORPO E SANGUE DI CRISTO         

10:00    S. Messa con intenzioni comunitarie  

Tony DI IONNO  / la moglie e figli

Michelina FRANCESCHINI-DI SANO / il marito Quirino

Sylvio RONDINA /  Lidia e Giorgio Andreani

Anna CERILLI  / la sorella Domenica e famiglia

Genitori defunti di Amelia e Michele PACIFICO

Genitori defunti della famiglia Maria GIANDOMENICO

 

Colletta domenicale:       

23   Maggio 2021$ 208.00                           Grazie / Thank you

Alleluia, alleluia.
Gloria al Padre e al Figlio e allo Spirito Santo, a Dio, che è, che era e che viene.   Alleluia.. (Ap 1,8)                   

 

Vita Pastorale    

Nota    :                           Il governo del Québec, d’intesa con la Direzione della sanità    pubblica, ha appena annunciato 25 partecipanti, oltre a relatori liturgici e tecnici.

 10, 11, 12 Giugno:   Il Triduo di Sant’Antonio da Padova la sera alle ore 19:00 in chiesa.

 

Exorcism: Legal perspective.

                                                                                                        Donbosco J. Mawdsley, SMA

Introduction.

When someone speaks about exorcism there could be a strange look from the crowd around. Some might say he is old fashioned, others might say he is out of season or they might even say that he is strange. But one cannot deny or hide from the reality of the presence of evil  and its consequences from the time of creation. Any reality  that has an influence on human act has legal effects. Exorcism also having influence on human act has its own legal out comes.  Other articles in this bulletin might have defined and explained what is exorcism from scriptural, social, psychological point of view. Here let us see what are the legal implications of exorcism.  

 

Legal Documents of the Church.

There are a lot of legal documents in the Church regarding exorcism especially in liturgical laws. In the liturgy exorcism was a part of baptismal rite. In later stage exorcism, the so called ‘Major Exorcism’ i.e., the casting out of the devil from the possessed, which was not part of the baptismal rite which had its own rite; Roman Ritual of 1614, 1925, 1952 and 1998.

The first canonical document was the first Code of Canon Law of 1917. This contains the following canons which explain canonical procedures of an exorcism.

 “Can 1151 §1. No one, even if endowed with the power of exorcism, can legitimately perform an exorcism over the [possessed] unless he has obtained express and specific authorisation from the Ordinary.

  • 2. This authorisation from the Ordinary can be granted only to Priests outstanding for their piety, Prudence, and integrity  of Life; such a one shall not proceed to exorcism unless, after a diligent and prudent investigation, he finds that the one to be exorcized is actually [Possessed] by a Demon.

Can 1152. Exorcism by legitimate ministers can be performed not only on the faithful and Catechumens, but also upon non-Catholics and the excommunicated.

Can 1153. The minister of the exorcisms that occur in Baptism and in Consecrations or blessings are those who are the legitimate Ministers of those sacred Rites.” (1917 Code Canons 1151-1153).

Following the revision of the 1917 Code the 1983 Code also had a specific canon regarding Exorcism.

“Can. 1172 § 1. No one can perform exorcisms legitimately upon the possessed unless he has obtained special and express permission from the local ordinary.

  • 2. The local ordinary is to give this permission only to a presbyter who has piety, knowledge, prudence, and integrity of life.” (1983 code Can. 1172).

Following these Codes of Canon law and the teaching of the Second Vatican Council the Catechism of the Catholic Church defines and explains what is exorcism and who is an Exorcist priest in number 1673.

 

“When the Church asks publicly and authoritatively in the name of Jesus Christ that a person or object be protected against the power of the Evil One and withdrawn from his dominion, it is called exorcism. Jesus performed exorcisms and from him the Church has received the power and office of exorcizing. In a simple form, exorcism is performed at the celebration of Baptism. The solemn exorcism, called “a major exorcism,” can be performed only by a priest and with the permission of the bishop. The priest must proceed with prudence, strictly observing the rules established by the Church. Exorcism is directed at the expulsion of demons or to the liberation from demonic possession through the spiritual authority which Jesus entrusted to his Church. Illness, especially psychological illness, is a very different matter; treating this is the concern of medical science. Therefore, before an exorcism is performed, it is important to ascertain that one is dealing with the presence of the Evil One, and not an illness” (CCC 1673).

 

Continuation next week.

 

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