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Modernizing The Church

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Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Jan 18, 2006 at 01:47

BS"D

"Vatican issues first new exorcism ritual since 1614
Rites seeks to bring church up to date with science"

"VATICAN CITY (CNN) -- Blaming Satan for many of today's ills, the Vatican on Tuesday unveiled updated exorcism rules, along with a caution not to mistake psychiatric problems for diabolic possession.

The Vatican's first updated ritual for exorcism since 1614 tries to bring the church up to date with modern science and, for the first time, urges church-approved exorcists to consult modern medicine where needed. However, officials made clear at a news conference that the traditional belief in the devil was not optional for today's Roman Catholics."
http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9901/26/exorcism/

Well, I'll admit I was skeptical, but now that I see them boldly implementing the latest technologies, I'm certainly convinced that the Church may be up to the task of rewriting it's theology to accomodate Islam. How about you?
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