By SARA MALM FOR MAILONLINE and AFP
PUBLISHED: 09:57 EST, 19 May 2016 | UPDATED: 13:35 EST, 19 May 2016
The director of the horror classic ‘The Exorcist’, William Friedkin, has revealed that he has become the first person in the world to film a real exorcism at the Vatican.
The 80-year-old American filmmaker told a masterclass at the Cannes film festival late Thursday that he was invited by the chief exorcist in Rome to Continue reading →
By SIMON TOMLINSON FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 07:08 EST, 5 May 2016 | UPDATED: 12:24 EST, 5 May 2016
Students in Spain are being forced to take a new course – in exorcisms.
Their college, which is funded by the Spanish government, has called in a priest to give a seminar entitled ‘The Evil’. Father José Antonio Fortea Cucurull has previously Continue reading →
“Please send me information on how to attend the class on exorcism at the Vatican!”
As most readers of this blog might imagine, the preceding request is one we frequently receive; it would seem that a large number of people want to take part in the battle against demonic possession or they simply desire to satisfy their curiosity.
It was my understanding that up until the last year or so the Istituto Sacerdos only offered this course to the Priests and Sisters of the Roman Catholic church, however as the story we posted titled “Institute to hold 11th exorcism course” explains, the course is now apparently open to not only clergy but lay people as well.
Now as to how one might attend, your guess is as good as mine at this point, but perhaps there is an answer… Continue reading →
There are some publications that treat religion-news coverage like a trip to some mysterious planet where the inhabitants are incomprehensible. Such was the San Francisco Weekly’s recent take on a local exorcist. It was so crammed with mistakes, one wonders if anyone bothered editing or fact checking the piece.
The Weekly has had some decent religion stories in the past, but this was Continue reading →
Rome, Italy, Mar 17, 2016 / 06:01 am (Catholic World Report CNA/EWTN News).- Recognizing the difference between a person who’s possessed and a person struggling with a mental illness or other infirmity is a vital part of the ministry of exorcism, according to a long-time exorcist and priest.
Like a houseguest who can’t take a hint, the devil fails to leave after the welcome mat is pulled in. He is simply not someone that should ever receive an invitation.
In my recent article on the demolished house believed to be a site of demonic activity, Zak Bagans, host and executive producer of the TV show Ghost Adventures, admitted during an email interview, that Continue reading →