Sunshine will win this afternoon and we'll reach a high near 72 by the afternoon. Once the sun goes down, clouds will build and that leads to widespread rainfall overnight tonight after midnight through Saturday midday.
CATHOLICS AS WELL AS MANY DENOMINATIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD SAY DEMONIC POSSESSION IS VERY REAL. THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN PARTICULAR IS TAKING AGGRESSIVE ACTION IN TEACHING EXORCISM TO IT'S CLERGY MORE AND MORE. IN TODAY'S KEEPING THE FAITH SERIES, I SAT DOWN WITH KNOXVILLE BISHOP RICHARD STIKA AS TO WHY ITS BECOMING MORE AND MORE COMMON. IT WAS ONE OF THE SCARIEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME, THE EXORCIST. IT'S BASED ON TRUE STORY IN ST. LOUIS WHERE THE BISHOP RICHARD STIKA WAS ALLOWED TO READ THE TRANSCRIPTS. Bishop Richard Stika says, "it was a young boy not a girl and nobody died, it had to do with writing of an ancient language but it was written on the inside of the stomach, so you saw the reverse, the fact the bed levitate a bit and the room was very, very cold." BISHOP STIKA SAYS OUR WORLD IS BECOMING MORE EVIL, WITH MORE UNEXPLAINED VIOLENCE. NOW THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS CALLING FOR MORE DRASTIC MEASURES TO LITERALLY DRIVE OUT THE DEVIL. IN 2005, THE VATICAN BEGAN OFFERING TRAINING IN EXORCISM TO HELP DISTINGUISH BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS AND DEMON POSSESSION. RECENTLY MORE THAN 250 PRIESTS FROM 50 COUNTRIES CAME TO ROME TO LEARN HOW TO IDENTIFY DEMONIC POSSESSION AND HEAR PERSONAL ACCOUNTS. Part of that team are psychologists and psychiatrists people involved in mental health, that's a part of it, so there's a prayer factor that are praying for the exorcist and the exorcist the bishop chooses has to be a man of great integrity" ONE WITH THE ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO BETTER FIGHT OFF THE TEMPTATIONS OF THE DEVIL. BISHOP STIKA SAYS PLAYING AROUND WITH THE OCCULT IS NOT SOMETHING TO TAKE LIGHTLY. -"don't play with Ouija boards because it opens the possibility of the devil coming into the world." BISHOP STIKA SAYS THERE HAVE BEEN EXORCISMS IN EAST TENNESSEE, EVEN ONE THE BISHOP WAS A PART OF IN NEWPORT. i think it was more of a displaced spirit than an actual possession" -"it;s not hocus pocus, or it;s not the movies we see so oft n of Hollywood productions, its simply people who have lives that have been in some ways, almost ruined by unexplained things." EXORCISMS ARE NOT WITHOUT CONTROVERSY. IN FEBRUARY OF 2012, A SEVIERVILLE MAN SUED HIS PIGEON FORGE CHURCH AFTER HE CLAIMED HE CAME AWAY WITH CRACKED AND BROKEN TEETH FROM HIS PREACHER AND A DEACON AS PART OF AN EXORCISM.
Looking for some old school entertainment? Knox Co. library has you covered with vinyl records.
Pruitt's dad tells a quick story about Jeremy's playing days
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