According to a report in The Times newspaper: Satan may now be driven out by English incantations, rather than only Latin, after the US Conference of Catholic Bishops made available a translation of the church’s exorcism rituals. The move is intended to make the expulsion of evil spirits less challenging for priests amid rising demand, no longer requiring them to pray away the powers of darkness in the language of ancient Rome.
Yeah... but what if you are dealing with ancient demons who only understand Aramaic or Sumerian?
A reminder of my mis-spent youth... saw John Mayall and his band – the current lineup is Greg Rzab on bass and Jay Davenport on drums (but they no longer use the Bluesbreakers tag) – play the Theatre Royal in Norwich last night (25 October) as part of their 35-date Livin' & Lovin' the Blues 2017 UK tour. They call Mayall "the Godfather of British Blues" and he still is... Fast approaching his 84th birthday, he knows how to boogie and can still deliver a 90-minute action packed show. The show's finale is Congo Square from his 1980 album A Sense of Place. I last saw him at Leeds Uni in about 1970 and before that at a club in Scarborough. Where did the years go?
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