After receiving disturbing letters from Ajamian, the newscaster got a protection order which Ajemian promptly brought it to the police station saying he wanted to be arrested so he could be interviewed by the television personality. He told police he'd spent the day in town eating and taking some walks around town in an effort to find him, got a room at a local hotel and went to the police station because his search was coming up empty.
After police told him to go home, Ajemian later called 911, saying he had found Everett’s house and was going to visit him at noon the next day. Police arrested Ajemian in Cohasset on Thursday.
At his arraignment yesterday in Quincy District Court, Ajemian pleaded not guilty to violating the order and was sent to the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center in Boston until his Dec. 8 court date.
During the court proceedings, a doctor said Ajemian was a Harvard-educated, “extremely bright” man who had a long history of mental illness and had been off his medications for two weeks.God help him.
There's something chilling about the picture of Fr. Ajemian. I wanted to blog about the story because on its face value (having nothing to do with the particular situation), the picture reminded me of the consequence of misguidance that has brought a generation to abandon repentance and the use of the Sacrament of Confession, prayers casting out demons, sacramentals and the rite of exorcism.
Several readers and commenters have asked me to write thoughts about Mark Mallet's recent post So Little Time Left and I wanted to get this post up.
These are very interesting times for sure. The confusion and confused whipping up the frenzies, the spiritual armies seems to me to be taking victims at greater speed and with greater force on both sides.
The darkness on the left and the light on the right is causing the people living in the gray to head towards their destinations with a little more bounce in their step. The people firmly planted in the gray are making a lot of noise because their crowd is thinning out. These are certainly the times and opportunities to influence people who have been led to the gray. I see people teetering. People falling. People attacking truth with more vigor. I also see more people speaking the truth with more purpose and zeal.
Something spiritual is taking place.
Strictly speaking in the world of Catholicism (because it's my only area of expertise), most of the people sucked into the guidance of rebellion against God are sucked in by priests and Bishops teaching free will is some kind of a spiritual force of its own (nonsense).
The Jesuits in control of our teaching facilities have led millions (or more likely billions) to their spiritual deaths. The Bernadin crowd, the Commonweal crowd, Vox Nova crowd, National Catholic Reporter crowd, America Magazine crowd have all been sucked into the vacuum. I think we need to be very aware of the spiritual battles around us because we are going to need every tool we have at our disposal. I see apostolates that were formerly faithfully leading souls to salvation falling into the hands of those who are in error and the opposite is also true.
There are forces behind the battle waging on each side to collect as many souls as possible.
Catholics are very open to understanding how prayer, worship and abandonment of our own wills to hear the guidance of angelic forces actually empower them and enable them to work in our lives and in the lives around us. But there's been an avoidance of Catholic teaching on how the parallel work of demonic forces actually operate in the exact same ways. The Bishops seem aware of what is going on too as for the first time in who knows how long, they are looking into beefing up exorcisms.
I think we should tune up on it, so here are my thoughts:
There is a commander of each spiritual and powerful army of spirits, God commands the angelic and the devil commands the demonic. These forces are really powerless in our lives unless we empower them in some way.
God has given each of us control through free will. Free will is a complicated subject but for the purposes of this post, I'll limit it to the license to control our own intellect and spirit to either surrender them to God and His army, knowing we are severely limited to understand what is best for us - like Christ and Mary, or we choose the path of Adam and Eve - accepting the temptation to live our lives pursuing advice and counsel elsewhere because our intellects are limited to understand and know why what we want to do, or have the desire to do, is not good for us and the surrender to God just isn't good enough.
Under the command of God, angelic forces can be concentrated in a particular place. A Sanctuary, holy ground, a particular place or city our country where many souls have been praying and empowering them. They are limited to act when based upon how much we have surrendered our will to the Father, whether we are in a state of grace or immersed in weakness or sin. When many are gathered who are in a state of grace, there is a concentration of angelic forces.
Catholics for the most part get that angelic forces don't 'possess' us. We are in possession of our own spirits and intellects though there are moments of willfull surrender when they can have more influence over what we say and do. Christ's Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity can be a guest in our souls if we are in a state of grace.
More or less of His Presence can reside in our immortal souls but that Presence offers us the ability to rest our spirit in Him so He can act with and through us but God retains the possession of His Divinity. With Saints there is a mystical fusion. The person does not become God or an Angel but the manifestations of the fusion are present.
Alternately, the hierarchy of demonic forces work mirror this empowerment. There are people who worship and make sacrifices to the devil (which is actually the opposing force of the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass). There are people in various identity crises who get roped into it through peers. Most of them don't realize what they're doing because the occult has been neutralized and in some cases made cutesy in a Harry Potter kind of way. (btw - Learning where Harry Potter has led its main actor, a horses ass, selling the drunken hogwart occult and sex culture as a benign influence has lost all merit.) Nevertheless, occult practices can empower forces that concentrate in a particular locus for a particular reason. They can surround a person, be more concentrated in a home, school, diocese. Sometimes, there is a fusion. The person does not become the devil but manifestations of the fusion are present.
To people attune to the spiritual world, they hang in air like bad smell when they're in play in a situation or person or place.
Of particular interest to me have been interactions during the battle (and ultimately the stunning victory) over the USCCB have been the people who don't see things from the perspective of a battle for souls but rather a battle of dueling political philosophies. The fatal wound to the political and cultural control they have had over the USCCB is causing them to lash out with such venom and with irrational arguments, they are impossible to believe if you are a lover of truth and justice. Frankly, it is so outlandish, it seems to me to be more than something mortal going on.
Their messiah and cultural warrior has fallen and he can't get up. They are so blinded, they put Nancy Pelosi right back as their fearless leader. No matter who wins or losses on the political level, the Bishops have just signaled that the battle for the soul of the Church has split of from their trajectory.
Two quotes come to mind - one from General Patton~
For over a thousand years, Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of a triumph - a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeters and musicians and strange animals from the conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conqueror rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children, robed in white, stood with him in the chariot, or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror, holding a golden crown, and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting.
The other from Pope John Paul II~
"Do not be afraid.
Do not be satisfied with mediocrity.
Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch."
Two different battles that can sometimes merge but if our hearts lose sight of the ultimate objective of our purpose here on earth, anything else we are doing was a battle for the glorification of our own egos.Keep the focus. Choose well.