Posts Tagged ‘Exorcist’

Chief exorcist for Rome, Father Gabriele Amorth, dies

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Chief exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth, who founded the International Association of Exorcists and served as exorcist for the diocese of Rome for 30 years, died on Friday at the age of 91. Father Amorth was known for his blunt words about the devil and his works, always insisting that Satan’s greatest triumph is getting people Read more

Exorcists warn Vatican over beautiful young vampires

Friday, May 1st, 2015

The proliferation of “beautiful young vampires” in TV series and Hollywood films including True Blood and the Twilight movies is encouraging young people to dabble with occult forces, a leading authority on demonic possession has warned a Vatican-backed exorcism course. “There are those who try to turn people into vampires and make them drink other Read more

Author seeks to exorcise Georgetown University

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Novelist William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist, has sent a canon-law petition to the Vatican, asking it to require Georgetown University in Washington, DC, to live up to its Catholic identity. The Jesuit university is Blatty’s alma mater, and his best-selling book and the 1973 blockbuster film The Exorcist were set in Georgetown. His Read more

Wellington Diocese has never needed an exorcist

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The Archbishop of Wellington, John Dew, has responded to yet another wave of the media’s perennial fascination with exorcists and exorcism by saying Wellington does not have an appointed exorcist, and as far as he knew, the Wellington Catholic Archdiocese had never needed one. Exorcisms in New Zealand are rare, but they do happen – and Read more

Did Pope Francis perform an exorcism?

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Though the Vatican has denied that Pope Francis exorcised a man in St Peter’s Square on Pentecost Sunday, debate continues over whether the blessing he gave could be classed as an exorcism. After celebrating Mass, the Pope blessed several people in wheelchairs. When he held his hands on one man’s head, the man shuddered and Read more

American exorcist-in-training shares his experience

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

“I never thought I’d end up doing this, no,” admits the middle-aged priest whose unexpected path to becoming an exorcist began while saying one of his first Masses after he was ordained 15 years ago. “At the moment of consecration of the precious blood I asked the Lord to shower his blood upon the youth and Read more

“Exorcist” author sues his former Catholic University for lack of Catholicity

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The author of “The Exorcist” and who used Georgetown University in this book, is now planning to sue the school for not being Catholic enough. William Peter Blatty, a graduate of Georgetown was upset at the university’s invitation to Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Sergice Secretary. She has been criticised by some Catholics for Read more