Meet America's top exorcist, the inspiration for 'The Rite'

The sun was shining on the Santa Cruz Mountains. The freeway from the San Francisco airport to San Jose was still buzzing in my ears when I stepped into the parking lot of an unassuming church and the most famous exorcist in America walked up. “Hello, I’m Father Gary Thomas.” At 57 years old, he has an easy smile, an abiding love for the Giants and strong convictions about the nature of evil. “You believe there is a devil?” I ask him as we settle in at a small, beautiful chapel near the church. “Yes.”

To read the rest of the story see: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/07/the-real-exorcist-no-sympathy-for-the-devil/

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