Are Neal Lozano and Father Yozefu Okay for Catholics?


A Concerned Mom writes: “I was wondering if you know anything about the book Unbound by Neal Lozano.  He claims to be a Roman Catholic and is co-author of Deliverance from Evil Spirits with Rev. Michael Scanlan, T.O.R. I also wanted to know if it was ok to attend a seminar: The Healing of Families by Fr. Yozefu Ssemakula. I can’t find any information about this on Catholic sites.”

As you will read on this blog, Neal Lozano is a friend of our ministry and his book Unboundis fast becoming a classic for anyone who desires healing and freedom from any kind of bondage.

As for Fr. Yozefu Ssemakula, Michael Brown of Spirit Daily has written about him several times and notes nothing of concern for Catholics. Father Yozefu [Joseph] is the author of The Healing of Families in which he thoroughly explores the phenomenon of inter-generational sin and how to be healed of it.

A native Ugandan, Fr. Yozefu – Balikuddembe Ssemakula  was born in 1964, and ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1993 in Kampala, Uganda. He served in Darfur, Sudan for ten years before coming to America where he is currently serving in the Diocese of Pensacola in Tallahassee, Florida.

Fr. Yozefu has written for the National Black Catholic Congress on several occasions and gives a good overview of both his book and what it contains. You can read more here and here.

NOTE: Some questions are being raised about the theology behind Fr. Yozefu’s presentation of generational healing and we are currently investigating this further. Stay tuned!

ADDENDUM 8/28/14 – Bishop Gregory L. Parkes has initiated a review of Fr. Yozefu’s book. Apparently, it was denied an Imprimatur due to theological errors once before, but he chose to publish it anyway. Considered to be “an incardinated priest in good standing in the diocese”, Bishop Parkes has requested a new review of his book to determine if an Imprimatur can be granted. If not, he will determine what steps will be taken next. Click here for more information!

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