According to the Catholic Register, there has been an increase in demand for practicing exorcists in the United States due to an increase in demonic activity. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis said that this increase is alarming and that steps are going to be taken in order to increase the amount of exorcists, but the supply can not seem to keep up with the demand.
The real evil, though, according to Friar Ruiz, is abortion. Satan takes great pleasure in the end of life and, more specifically, the killing of innocent souls. Some Satanic ceremonies, like abortion, involve the killing of children.
From Catholic News Agency:
Actual demonic possessions are rare, however, Father Lampert explained. “I’ve only seen three possessions in the last three years, but there is also infestation, vexation and obsession.”
He explained that demonic infestation happens in places where things might move and there are loud noises. With vexation, a person is physically attacked and might have marks such as bruises, bites or scratches. Demonic obsession involves mental attacks, such as persistent thoughts of evil racing through one’s mind.
“In possessions,” Father Lampert said, “I have seen eyes rolled back in the head, throwing out obscenities, bodily contortions, foul odors, temperatures drop in the room, and I’ve witnessed someone levitating.”
When he was appointed as an exorcist by his bishop in 2005, there were only 12 others. He said there are now about 50 other exorcists that he knows of personally in the United States.