We were taken aback last
by the news the Vatican was teaming up with the Discovery
Channel for a reality show called The Exorcist Files. Why would the
Catholic Church want the network responsible for Cash Cab
its secret case files and talking to its reclusive specialists?
Because they no
longer have a choice. That's the takeaway from a new Baltimore
piece detailing a recent exorcist training seminar in the Charm
. Held in November at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront (!), the
two-day event trained more than 100 bishops and priests in diagnostics
amidst an upswing in suspected demonic possession. Bishop Thomas J.
Paprocki tells the Sun exorcism requests have been unusually high for
"the last five years or so," and not every diocese can meet the demand.
have only a small number of priests who have any training in this area
in the United States," explained Paprocki. "Every diocese should really
have its own resources."
Or, barring that, a cable package that
includes the Discovery Channel.
(H/T to Yahoo's The
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