A Handbook of Prayers for Spiritual Liberation and Exorcisms by a Dominican

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Catholic Handbook of Prayers for Spiritual Liberation and Exorcisms with Redactor’s Notes
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As an aid to preachers of the Gospel of Christ, and to those who minister and care for souls, Bro. Winston Fernandez Cabading, O.P., a mandated exorcist of the Archdiocese of Manila, published as contribution to the 800th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Order, the Catholic Handbook of Prayers for Spiritual Liberation and Exorcisms with Redactor’s Notes. The work is enriched with commentaries and notes on the ministry of spiritual liberation and the appropriate prayers to be used for extra-ordinary cases of the demonic affliction. It provides ample theological and pastoral insights and instructions drawn from the experiences of the author and the various exorcists who have worked with him in ministering to the spiritually afflicted.

The Handbook is a collaborative publication of the UST Publishing House, the University of Santo Tomas, the Dominican Province of the Philippines, and the Archdiocese of Manila Office of Exorcism. His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, gave the Imprimatur and one of the three prefatory comments. The other foreword sections were conveyed by Bro. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, O.P., Prior Provincial of the Dominican Province of the Philippines, and Rev. Fr. Jose Francisco Syquia, a member of the Dominican Confraternity of Priests and the Director of the Archdiocese of Manila Office of Exorcism.

Prior to publication, the prayers included in the book have undergone over two years of extensive use by the team of exorcists in Manila and by various dioceses that have their own teams of mandated priests for the ministry, namely Parañaque, Cabanatuan, Antipolo, Novaliches, Kalookan, Pasig, and the Military Vicariate.

The book is intended for any priest who may encounter in their pastoral ministry clear extraordinary demonic activity against the faithful, such as obsession, oppression, and infestation. A chapter on the Major or Solemn Exorcisms both from the Extra-Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite as found in the Roman Ritual of 1614/1952 and from the Revised Rite of Exorcisms of 1998/2004 has been included,  intended for cases of true demonic possession, which only priests given the specific faculty by the diocesan bishop can use.

The deliverance prayers were drawn from both the Latin and Eastern Catholic traditions and were so arranged in the book to respond to the severity of the case being ministered to, from simple or minor exorcisms to solemn or major exorcisms. It also applies the system that the exorcists of the Archdiocese of Manila agreed to follow in responding to verified extraordinary demonic activity.

The book is available at the UST Publishing House, the Priory of St. Thomas Aquinas, and the UST Ecclesiastical Faculties. The work is bundled with a laminated copy of the prayer renouncements and prayers for spiritual healing to be recited by the spiritually afflicted during a spiritual liberation ministry schedule.

 

(16 April 2016)