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Kevin wrote:

Dear Friends,

You know all those horror films, with demonic possession, where someone is possessed by a demon and a Catholic priest is called to investigate and when they find the person is demonically possessed, they perform an exorcism to banish the demon. (e.g. The Exorcist.)

  • Where does the Catholic Church stand on exorcisms?
  • Has the Church performed any exorcisms?

Thank you for your time.


  { Where does the Catholic Church stand on exorcisms and have they performed any? }

Paul replied:

Dear Kevin,

Exorcisms are real.

Some priests are trained specifically to perform exorcisms, should they be needed.

Of course, psychological and other evaluations are all fully exhausted before exorcism is considered.


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