My old boss, Fr Dave Dwyer, CSP, did this interview on The Catholic Channel on Sirius with Fr. Gary Thomas, the exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose. He has performed exorcisms and talks about what’s real, what’s Hollywood invention, what is Catholic teaching? And what is the difference between possession and mental illness.
Recently the book The Rite came out which details Fr Gary’s training as a Vatican certified exorcist. It’s a great book and while I was at best, agnostic on this piece of our tradition (Meaning, I’m not sure what I believed), Fr Gary and the author Matt Baglio did a great job of clearing up misconceptions and convincing me that something is indeed real and compelling here.
Check it out at this link