During the vicars' summer break, Bishop Daly is inviting guests on the show to discuss important matters in the life of the Church. For this episode, Bishop Daly, with the help of guest co-host Hilary Hammett, sits down again with an old friend from San Jose, Father Gary Thomas.
Fr. Thomas is a priest and exorcist of the Diocese of San Jose. He received his training as an exorcist in Rome and offers consultations with other dioceses on the topic of exorcism. While in Rome studying, Fr. Thomas met journalist Matt Baglio, who evenutally wrote a book about Fr. Thomas' training. The Rite: Making of a Modern Exorcist, Baglio's book about Fr. Thomas' training as an exorcist, was later adapted into a movie, The Rite, starring Anthony Hopkins.
Fr. Thomas also appeared on two episodes of the Bishop and the Vicars in the summer of 2017 to speak about exorcism and its role in the Church.
Father Gary Thomas has spoken on Exorcism, Deliverance, and the Healing Ministry of Christ to many audiences, a few excellent videos can be found below.
Fighting Temptation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJxfeEUfVK4
Talk at Colorado State University on Exorcism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIKxf-RYzP0
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.
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