Walking in Faith with Bishop Daly

11: "Best of" episode: Exorcism, what does the Church teach? Part 1

May 12th, 2021  •  28 mins 50 secs  •  Download (39.6 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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In this best-of episode, originally recorded in 2017, Bishop Daly interviews Father Gary Thomas.

Fr. Thomas is the official exorcist of the Diocese of San Jose. He has served in that role since 2005 after being sent to Rome by the Bishop of San Jose to attend classes on the Rite of Exorcism. While in Rome studying, Fr. Thomas met a journalist, Matt Baglio, who asked him if he could write a book about his training as an exorcist. That book, The Rite: Making of a Modern Exorcist, was later adapted into a movie, The Rite, staring Anthony Hopkins.

Fr. Thomas shares his experience with Bishop Daly, as well as the history and theology of exorcism. Stay tuned for part 2 of this special episode, which will be available in early June.