The Savior to the deaf and dumb – souls under the action of the devil.
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
And they bring to Him one deaf and dumb (Mk. 7.32). Before this scene related in today’s Gospel (Mk. 7.31-37), Our Lord delivered the daughter of a Gentile mother distressed over the condition of her child who had an unclean spirit (v. 25). Hence, in the Traditional Rite of Baptism of the Holy Church, a solemn exorcism precedes theEphphetha (Our Lord’s command in Aramaic which means “Be thou opened,” v.34, which the minister pronounces as he touches, what the Master did in the Gospel today, the ears with saliva) – but all of which are suppressed in the Neo-Catholic Rite of ‘Baptism’ (cf., our post “The Ultimate Delusion of Vatican II ‘Catholicism’” on the New ‘Catholic Theology’ and its consequences).
A soul under the action of the devil (not necessarily possessed by the devil) is therefore said to be deaf and…
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