Catholic priest speaks out on alleged occult ritual outside courthouse

Catholic priest speaks out on alleged occult ritual outside courthouse
Rev. Fr. Michael.
Rev. Fr. Michael.

A perceived occult ritual outside the Castries Courthouse in which a frog was seen with its mouth sewn has prompted Catholic Priest Reverend Father Francis Michel to believe it is superstition. 

Fr. Michel, in an interview with St Lucia News Online (SNO) today (May 28), quoted several bible scriptures to explain that the occult activity cannot harm a Christian – a believer in Christ.

“We live in a culture that is very superstitious and so people would associate anything with evil,” Fr. Francis said.

The priest said while this is common here and across the Caribbean, people should find their “centre with Jesus Christ and desist from worshiping idols.”

Fr. Michel told SNO that these practices are not new and are referred to as “pagan practices” in the Christian community.

“These things have been there since time memorial, but when you make a choice to be a follower of God or Jesus Christ then there are things that have to let go,” he added.

The religious leader suggested that if people identify themselves as Christians they must believe that these things are not necessary.

“We have been given the assurance that with God on your side nothing can harm you. St Paul said in the letter to the Romans, with God on our side who can be against us,” he added.

Father Michel emphasised that locals need to put their faith in God and believe in positive things, denouncing all evil and suggested that once that no occult ritual can hurt them.

“While people might be inclined to go that way and they have enemies and they are looking for ways to protect themselves. If we are a Christian country, we have to find our base again and our centre and that is Jesus Christ,” he reiterated.

Persons are claiming that the frog is being used as part of a witchcraft or obeah ritual over a court case. They believe that this ritual was a plot to have the court matter dismissed. However, Father Michel pointed out that there may be other reasons why the matter could go cold, stating that it could be “pure coincidence.”

But, in this case elders believe the frog with its mouth sewn with someone’s witness statement in its throat indicates could mean that the person’s ability to testify in the matter would be affected as they would not be able to speak on the matter .

Late yesterday afternoon, a witness statement was reportedly removed from the frog’s mouth.

SNO understands that the frog’s “throat” was eventually slit by a vagrant and the paper with the words “Saint Lucia Police Witness Statement” was found inside the animal.

The police officer’s name and rank (PC 707 Eldin Antoine), the date of the letter and a signature were visible on the paper.

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  1. Number one reason why I could never convert to catholocism...they idolize these priests and cardinals and popes etc. The bible specifically states that we should call no man father. Why the hell should I confess my sins to another fallible human being like myself? B.S. They elevate and reverence these people as though they are God himself then Michel wants to talk about idol worship? What do you call all the bowing down to you and your fellow clergy men and the statues of Mary et al, in your churches if not idolatry? Nonsense. You people are collossally delusional. Stop trying to be like GOD as you are ALL mere mortals just like every single one of us on this earth and therefore are undeserving of any kind of special treatment.

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    • You have not commented on the issue. Leave, the priest alone. If you choose not to go to church that's your business.

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  2. Well like god said do your best and he will do ther rest.. So the person helps their self.

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    • u must be reading your bible upside down ,as far as I knw we are not to put or to take away anything from the word of God .one day we shall surely answer to the Lord.Remember that ok

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  3. I don't get this man. There you are claiming this could be coincidence that the case gone cold and expect people to not believe in cheh-bois but telling people to follow Jesus Christ and God, some magical force in the sky we've heard stories of since we were kids.

    Alright, I do believe in God and his son Jesus Christ, however, I think the padre is biased to give the impression the dark arts don't work. I personally feel the way of Christ is the solution to defeat all that is negative on our island but I respect those who don't believe or who feel otherwise. I won't cast anybody's belief as papisho and say a stuffed from can't do you anything.

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  4. Jesus cast out evil spirits in person in the bible, Rev. Mitchel Evil exist, superstitious not all things are. Idols look around and you will see many including in the RC churches. Also within the catholic church there are priest who practice removing evil spirits in persons.

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  5. If these fools have special powers, why don't they take themselves out of poverty?

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  6. Occult is very much alive and active in all sectors of the St Lucian culture today. Please open your eyes St. Lucians and stop being fooled by appearances.

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  7. I believe if St. Lucians only understood their culture as Africans living in the diaspora they would know the difference good and evil. Evil and witchcraft are not myths or legends, both exist. If also Catholics would take time to learn their faith in its totality thy would certainly refrain from casting aspersions on their faith and religious practices. Frogs and crabs have long been used as mediums for evil work in St Lucia

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    • Are you trying to deny the many violations done to little boys by the White men in Cloth?

      For sure I can prove you're an idiot.
      And I can also prove what I stated is true.

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  8. BA ur very stupid to make such comment. In your next life pay attention st school illiterate a..

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  9. This is such hypocrisy. Here you have a RC priest trying to point us to Jesus Christ and God, yet still they preach saying the rosary and praying to all these saints.

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  10. Lucians have been doing these evil for donkey years. They do it to their friends to get good jobs some of them dont know a rats ass women tie up men they spoil your children they stop you from building your house . But ine thing i know at the end you me and the whole world have to stand for judgement. so i suggest u turn away from your wicked ways bcs you will not inheriate your kingdom.

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  11. People make the lord your only focus.I hope the persons involved in this evil knows that the Great I AM THAT I AM knows and sees all things. So if you thing that you can take part in this devil worshiping and dont repent you are making a sad mistakes. Jesus is the only way out of your miseriable dirty evil life.

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  12. Some of the 'worshippers' in so - called fada michel church r da biggest perpetrators of this necromancy.

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  13. Don't you have bigger problems (like your white male Catholic compatriots, farming little boys for your their own consumption in the Churches?)

    Yeah, I thought so!

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