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Staff of the St. Padre Pio Center for Deliverance Counseling

by Catherine Frakas 29 Jan 2006

This is a papal fidelity site. Loyal and Obedient to the Current Pope and to the Magisterium United With Him. SPCDC Staff The total staff and personnel resources available to the SPCDC include two staff counselors, several consulting advisors that include Priests, Deacons, Health Professionals, and Mental Health Professionals, and numerous people volunteering as Prayer Warriors. We also have several vicarious professors in our training program (see Training Program Brochure) Our staff counselors are:
Bro. Ignatius Mary, OLSM Director & Senior Counselor Bro. Ignatius Mary is a former Baptist preacher/evangelist who was received into full communion into the Catholic Church in 1993. The lectures of Scott Hahn on the faith and an intense study of the Bible convinced Brother that he must become Catholic. Brother is a co-founder of the Order of the Legion of St. Michael and the founder of the St. Padre Pio Center for Deliverance Counseling of which is the Director and Senior Counsellor-Pratitioner.
Brother is experienced in a variety of disciplines and ministries, including apologetics, catechesis, evangelism, teaching, deliverance counseling, spiritual direction, moral theology, philosophy, ethics and praxeology, the Divine Office, and the general study of the Catholic Faith, Tradition, History, and Philosophy. His undergradutate work was in Psychology, Counseling, Literature and Writing, and Philosophy. He holds a Licentiate in Theology, and is currently working on a Licentiate in Sacred Theology. In the area of Spiritual Warfare, Bro. Ignatius has extensive experience giving workshops on the topic, consulting with law enforcement, investigating occultic groups, doing research, as well as conducting deliverance sessions with those in various levels of demonization or otherwise in spiritual pain and bondage in order to lead them to healing and freedom in Christ. Bro. Ignatius is professed in private vows as a celibate member of the Order of the Legion of St. Michael. He lives in residence at St. Michael House Hermitage. Bro. Ignatius is a member several religious, counseling, and Internet professional organizations. Religious organization memberships include Catholic Society of Evangelists, Institute on Religious Life, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Adoremus: Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy, Confraternity of the Brown Scapular, and Confraternity of Mary, Queen of All Hearts (Montfort Fathers), among others. Professional Counseling association memberships include the American Counseling Association, the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, the International Society for Mental Health Online, and the former National Psychiatric Association. Web Design Professional association memberships include the HTML Writers Guild and the International Webmasters Association. On the other side of the professional tracks in brother's life, he is a professional and published poet and writer, and an editor and publisher. In this life-track Bro. Ignatius is a member of the Academy of American Poets, the Association of Authors and Publishers, and is listed as Editor and Publisher of St. Michael House Press and Writers House Press in the International Directory of Small Presses and Little Magazines and the WritersNet Online Directory. Brother was awarded in the 1980's with the honor of induction the Who's Who in American Poets, Writers, and Editors located in the United States, and the International Authors and Poets Who's Who located in London. He was nominated, but did not make the final cut in the Who's Who of North American Authors. In addition, Bro. Ignatius was a recipient of the prestigious Kaltenborn Foundation Grant for his work on Beginning Magazine (a magazine that specialized in new talent). [Note: Kaltenborn was a contemporary of Edward R. Murrow. Murrow was at CBS and Kaltenborn at NBC]. Bro. Ignatius is also the Host to the St. Michael's Spiritual Warfare Question and Answer Forum and is listed as a expert in Catholic Catechetics on the website (the largest Q & A website on the Net). Bro. Ignatius was among the top three activists in the 1970's working against the plague of pornography along side the late Father Morton Hill, S.J. who was a member of the Presidential Commission on Pornography and Obscenity and Director of Morality in Media, Inc.. Bro. Ignatius still remains active in the cause against pornography. He currently runs the first online Catholic support group for those addicted to pornography and sexual sins — one of the most hideous problems of Spiritual Warfare.
Mr. Joe Meineke Assistant Director & Counselor In addition to working as Assistant Director and an Associate Counselor with the SPCDC, Mr. Meineke the Director of a branch office of the SPCDC called the Online Spiritual Warfare Center. He has been researching the issues of the occult and demonology for twenty years. As an investigator, Mr. Meineke has worked with a well-known deliverance ministry and has dealt with demonic manifestations and demonically infested homes. His experience includes not only prayer and spiritual issues, but also the scientific investigation of paranormal phenomena. He has been trained in logic, critical analysis, and the sciences in college and in personal research. Mr. Meineke is also the Co-Host to the St. Michael's Spiritual Warfare Question and Answer Forum. He lives in Ohio with his wife and four children and works as a Lotus Developer and Programmer with a utility company.

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