Goodbye to NY Exorcists

I’m told by sources that Cdl. Egan is shutting down the ministry of exorcism in New York. Dunno why. It does sort of seem to me like getting rid of all the fire extinguishers in a burning building in order to cut costs. I suspect bureaucrats with little pastoral experience (like Egan) just don’t really believe in the reality of spiritual warfare and view the office as rather lurid and dramatic (and a waste of money). I hope his successor wises up and reinstitutes the office. It’s not for nothing that Cardinal O’Connor appointed these guys. The devil is real, as this past year should have made clear to Cdl. Egan.