Exorcism, what does the Church teach? An interview with Fr. Gary Thomas (Part 1)

Episode 111 · July 17th, 2017 · 28 mins 46 secs

About this Episode

Summer vacation is here - at least for the vicars! While they are away, Bishop Daly welcomes to the show Father Gary Thomas, a friend from the Diocese of San Jose. 

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 avaliable the week of July 23. 


Join Bishop Thomas Daly, Fr. Darrin Connall (Vicar General), Fr. Brian Mee (Vicar for Finance), and Fr. Pat Kerst (Vicar for Priests) as they talk about faith, life, and challenging issues of the day; always keeping in mind the joy our faith inspires.