Exorcism & The Supernatural In The Catholic Church

Do Catholic Priests really encounter head spinning demons during an exorcism? What does the Catholic Church teach about Ghosts & Demons? Which recent Pope did the famed exorcist consider the most powerful exorcist?

On this episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about exorcism, demons, ghost, and the supernatural in the Catholic Church.

Link to PDF of the diary of Father Raymond Bishop who participated in the 1949 exorcism that inspired the film “The Exorcist”


10 comments on Exorcism & The Supernatural In The Catholic Church

  1. TG says:

    Much better guys. I felt you did a good job of staying on point and brining into focus some things that are too often avoided or played down by many in the Church today.

    It’s difficult to keep to the middle ground in these things ie to avoid sensationalism while not denying the truths made known to us in/through Christ Jesus.
    Evil is very real but we have been delivered through Christ.
    With what is going on in the world and The Church today, I think saying the prayer to Saint
    Michael at the end of The Mass again would be a good idea.
    Barring that, making it a prayer said frequently on our own would certainly be a good idea.

  2. Richard says:


  3. Chris Allegro says:

    Your show keeps getting better and better. This episode was loaded with great nuggets of information, very relevant to the times we are living in.

    Keep the great shows coming!

  4. Brittany says:

    First episode I’ve listened to and I loved it. (I’m a long time fan of The Dollop and now I think I’ll have another podcast to keep up with!) I was compelled to listen even though I normally avoid such topics.

    I was absolutely terrified when the movie Paranormal Activity came out, to the point where I stopped watching all scary movies. I got a lot of flack for it cause it was “so cheesy and fake and you didnt even see anything!” To which I attempted to relate it to the psychological masterpieces of Hitchcock and explain that the unseen is much more scary. But the bottom line is, it scares me because I believe demons are real. That was back when I was still a self proclaimed agnostic. I had no real basis for that belief. Just deep in my gut.

    Since then I have found the truth and grace and beauty of the church and I remember very clearly going through Rites leading up to Easter Vigil when I was finally baptized and confirmed. Our RCIA leaders discussed the logistics and how we would go through a series of “mini exorcisms” leading up to the big day and to expect to be tempted more than ever.

    I could feel the evil at work in those weeks leading up to my sacraments. The devil made every last ditch effort to sway me from my course and I learned in those moments that evil is very real, in a much less abstract way than I had before.

    Now I have a much fuller understanding of why one stupid movie scared me so much. I thought about it every time the Sunday reading talked about Jesus casting out demons (which is a LOT!) Of course, I know I am protected by the blood of Christ and every evil will eventually bow to his power. Both for myself and for our church!

    Thank you for the reminder!

    Oh, and Donny! He’s been a badass for how many seasons of Blue Bloods now?? Marky Mark only does it for one 2 hour movie at a time!

  5. Brian T. says:

    Nice episode. Shout out to Ryan S from another Cleveland native here.

  6. Smith says:

    You mentioned the field notes of the priests in the exorcism the movie was made from Can you give the web site

  7. Nancy De kok says:

    Good show. It’s interesting to see a younger priest having these discussions. I enjoyed it.

  8. T says:

    Please explain oppression versus possession and what we can look for in friends and family.

  9. Susan says:

    First episode and I loved it. Love the side discussions and references, I.e., Wahlbergs and Mutumbo. That helped my daughter connect as we laughed together and she could relate.

  10. Love reading The Catholic Talk Show.

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