Category Archives: Australia

They prayed to cast Satan from my body (Australia)

Sydney Morning Herald, Ruth Pollard, March 17, 2008

THEY call themselves the Mercy Girls. And after years of searching they have found each other.

Bound by separate, damaging experiences at the hands of an American-style ministry operating in Sydney and the Sunshine Coast, these young women have clawed their way back to begin a semblance of a life again. Continue reading

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They sought help, but got exorcism and the Bible (Australia)

Sydney Morning Herald, Ruth Pollard, March 17, 2008
A SECRETIVE ministry with direct links to Gloria Jean’s Coffees and the Hillsong Church has been deceiving troubled young women into signing over months of their lives to a program that offers scant medical or psychiatric care, instead using Bible studies and exorcisms to treat mental illness. Continue reading

What the Hex is going on in Canberra? (Australia)

National Times, Bella Counihan, October 19, 2009

If you happened to be in Canberra for the weekend but limited yourself to the usual tourist circuit, you missed out on quite the exorcism. Danny Nalliah, the head of Catch the Fire ministries – convinced that Canberra witches’ covens had cursed our federal government with blood sacrifices on Mount Ainslie – gathered some 50 Christians to the North Canberra mountain to drive Beelzebub out. Continue reading