By Ramon Gonzalez
Western Catholic Reporter
SPRUCE GROVE, Alta. (CCN)
If you have been cursed by someone or think the “evil one” is after you, pray, attend Mass regularly, and spray your house with holy water.
“Prayer works; prayer is power,” Robert Canton said as he spoke to about 280 charismatic Catholics Sept. 22. “Pray until something happens.”
Canton also urged his audience to be people of worship in order to keep Satan away. “If you are a praising person you become pleasing to God” and, thus, “the evil one will not be able to stand you,” he said.
Canton, a Stockton, Calif., charismatic leader with the gift of healing, spoke at the Spiritual Warfare Conference at Holy Trinity Church in Spruce Grove Sept. 21-22.
He gave five talks, including Who is Our Enemy and How to Keep and Maintain Victory Over the Enemy.
Through prayers and commands he helped cure some people of minor ailments, from migraines and joint pains to panic attacks.
A man from High River claimed to have been cured of a stiff middle finger. “Look, it’s still hot,” the man told the WCR during a break. The man, who didn’t want his name used, said he couldn’t move his middle finger before Canton’s intervention.
A woman known as Cory claimed she was cured of fibromyalgia last year, two months after attending a charismatic workshop featuring Canton.
“It’s actually the Lord that heals you,” she said. Fibromyalgia is a medically unexplained syndrome characterized by chronic widespread pain, debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance and joint stiffness.
The Philippines-born Canton has been involved in charismatic healing ministries since he was baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1984 and received a prophecy from the Lord.
“He also attacks a person’s heart and conscience to diminish the person’s self-worth and dignity as a precious creature of God.”