Exorcism and the Catholic Church



Browsing around the corridors of the local pharmacy I was taken in by the cover of the latest Vanity Fair.

It has a piece titled ‘The Devil and Father Amorth: Witnessing “the Vatican Exorcist” at Work.

And, it is available here.




The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “When the Church asks publicly and authoritatively in the name of Jesus Christ that a person or object be protected against the power of the Evil One and withdrawn from his dominion, it is called exorcism.”



Here are some videos that touch on the same topic.

  1. Father Gary Thomas – Leading Vatican Certified Exorcist In America
    • Father Gary Thomas – “The 25th Hour Radio Show”
      Father Gary Thomas, the leading certified Vatican exorcist in the United States and inspiration for the 2011 motion picture “The Rite” starring Anthony Hopkins, talks with Rob & Randy about his encounters with demons while performing exorcisms. Topics of discussion include history, manifestations, vulnerability to evil, and a recent instance where he felt the Holy Spirit overcome him during a recent exorcism and seen the glory of God.
    • Fr Gary Thomas – “Does Evil Exist?”
      Does Evil Exist? Fr. Gary Thomas, a Vatican approved exorcist and inspiration for the movie, “The Rite” shares his story at Rutgers University.
    • The Ministry of Exorcisms – Father Gary Thomas
      Published On :- 2016-Apr-21st
      Title of Talk // The Ministry of Exorcisms in the Roman Catholic Tradition of the 21st Century
      The talk was given at Colorado State University in the Grand Ballroom of the Lory Student Center.
  2. Confessions of an Exorcist
  3. Exorcisms Are Returning To The Catholic Church


Father Gary Thomas

Father Gary Thomas – Leading Vatican Certified Exorcist In America

  1. Doorways
    • Drugs
      • Drugs cursed
      • Most of the cartels are satanist
      • Gang members are cult members
  2. Benedict 16
    • As faith decreases, superstition increases
  3. Doorways
    1. What have you done to invite them in
    2. Teens for Satan
  4. Medium
    • Idolatry
  5. Free will versus Dominic Influences
    • People will have a good understanding of what they are choosing
    • Redemption
    • God gives Satan boundaries
    • God gives Satan limitations
  6. What can we do
    • Moral Life
    • Prayer Life
    • Sacramental Life
    • Prayer Life
  7. Demonic Life
    • Getting louder and louder
    • Christ gives us a vehicle to get there
  8. Satan can not predict the future, they have some sense of it
    • If they can predict it, it is Satanic attack


The Ministry of Exorcisms – Father Gary Thomas

  1. We are becoming more isolated
  2. Occult: Power and Knowledge
  3. Faith Optics is becoming thin and they are not able to discern out, practices that are helpful and stay away from those that are not
  4. When prayers doesn’t work as we are used to getting answers to problems at the push of a button
    • Because I can do everything and not need other people
    • Even without a relationship with God
    • Science Ends and Spirituality and Faith Begins


Additional Reading

  1. Exorcism in the Catholic Church



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