The Holy See has asked me to conduct a tour with the arm of Saint Jude the Apostle, known the world over as the Apostle of the Impossible, until May 2024.
That tour has its own web page and schedule: www.ApostleOfTheImpossible.com. Its scheduling is ongoing, with new locations being added weekly. Visit the page frequently for the most up-to-date stops.
Regular Treasures of the Church expositions will be ON HOLD until the Saint Jude tour is complete.
The video below will give you more information.
Please come out and venerate the sacred remains of the Jesus’ first cousin and one of His closest collaborators.
Peace and blessings +
Fr. Carlos Martins
NOTICE OF A SPECIAL PODCAST BY FR. CARLOS MARTINS
After several years of development, I am pleased to announce the release of “The Exorcist Files,” an audio docu-drama podcast and collection of teachings based on my experiences as an exorcist. The series was developed with the Vatican and iHeartMedia, the largest publisher of podcasts in the world. You can now subscribe using the links on the official website www.exorcistfiles.tv or wherever you get your podcasts.
Due to the ever-increasing de-Christianization of western society, the rise in occult practices (even among Christians), and the poor state of Christian religious formation, the need for deliverance and exorcism ministry has increased dramatically. Since I have worked closely with the Vatican and served as an exorcist in North America and Europe, the Holy See asked me to undertake a catechesis about the Church’s teaching regarding the demonic, spiritual warfare, and exorcism.
Each episode is based on one of my exorcism case files which I use to illustrate various topics, such as how one becomes possessed, why demons desire to inhabit people and things, how an afflicted person is freed, and how to protect oneself against evil. A unique feature of this show is that all episodes feature dramatic re-enactments, portrayed by professional voice actors, along with my narration of relevant teaching and information.
Why would I include re-enactments and not simply provide lectures on each topic? Three reasons. One, the Church puts out teaching constantly, and very few chime in. Most people regard lectures—especially lectures on religious topics—as boring. As we are quickly losing the Christian culture, utilizing a different approach has become necessary. Two, I believe dramatizations of actual events give the listener a better appreciation of the adversarial nature of evil and what can happen when it makes its way into our lives. It also makes the need for personal conversion much more convincing. Three, young persons aged eighteen to twenty-nine are increasingly leaving organized religion. A recent Pew survey found that the number of religiously unaffiliated persons in this demographic increased from 15 percent to almost 20 percent in just five years. However, another survey showed that a whopping 63 percent of the same demographic believe that people can become possessed by demons, a figure higher than any other group. Evidently, in the age group most disinterested in religion, something is occurring in their lives that makes them conclude demons are real. I feel it necessary to reach out to this age group—using podcasts, a medium with which they are familiar—to aid them in interpreting their experiences in a healthy manner and to direct them to the One that has vanquished evil.
At www.exorcistfiles.tv you can use the relevant links (Spotify, Apple Podcasts etc.) to download the episodes when they are released beginning January 25, 2023, the Solemnity of the Conversion of St. Paul. You can also sign up at the bottom of that page to be notified when each podcast is released. I highly encourage everyone to sign up with their email, as those who do so will be the first to be notified of another forthcoming special release on the same topic.
Please note that the series is intended for an adult audience.
Peace and blessings +
Fr. Carlos Martins
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