“The Catholic Church consulted Ed about Demons…” Interview with Patrick Wilson

The Conjuring releases this week on July 19th. Geek Goes Rogue is going to publish three interviews with Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, James Wan/Lorraine Warren. Here is the first….

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Jonathan Ryan is a novelist, blogger and columnist. His novel, 3 Gates of the Dead, published by Open Road Media, is in bookstores everywhere. The sequel, Dark Bride, will be out in April 2015

  • Patrick

    I went to a talk given by a Catholic exorcist once. When he took the “job”, he was the only one (or one of very few) in America and found it difficult to get information. He talked about having a hard time tracking down the book with the rites he was supposed to use. But that was in America…he joked how when he went to visit the Vatican, he found the book he wanted in the airport book store.

    • Author Jonathan Ryan

      Yeah, the church in America doesn’t like to talk about it all. Odd.

    • TheodoreSeeber

      I went to a similar talk- and the exorcist claimed that the majority of cases were simple schizophrenia and easily controlled by proper medication.

      Then again, he also claimed that he’d participated in about one case every five years over a 30 year career, where exorcism actually worked.

      • Author Jonathan Ryan

        This is why the Catholic church is very cautious and doesn’t grant an exorcism very easily. I believe a full psychiatric profile is one of the requirements.