Saturday, December 29, 2007

I Know an Exorcist

An odd title indeed but there it is. I know a college professor who is a Jesuit Priest. The man speaks more than a handful of languages, he has worked out of the Vatican during various times and during one of those Roman stints was as a member of some sort of crack exorcism team. I was reminded of him while reading this article reporting that the Vatican has ordered Bishops to set up their own exorcism squads to combat satanism.

My friend was very closed mouth about it but did admit to participating in a number of exorcisms in Africa during the '70s. All that he would say about participating in exorcisms was that he had witnessed things that he never believed possible but that he would not say anything more. When asked if the Linda Blair portrayal from the Exorcist was accurate he just repeated that he had seen things that he didn't believe possible.

Update: UPI has reported that the Vatican is denying any expansion of the exorcist corps.

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Anonymous Publia said...

The Vatican has a website http://www.vatican.va/news_services/press/index.htm
And a link to L'Osservatore Romano in English. Sometimes its interesting to poke around there. The website improves very slowly, but the direction is good. Of course, these days even the English Royals have their own Youtube channel.

8:44 AM  
Blogger El Rider said...

Publia,
Thanks for the heads-up, I'll have to check it out. Maybe my friend the Jesuit Priest is on there, he's pretty technically savvy for a guy who once chased spirits in Africa.

10:06 AM  

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