A cable television is planning on airing a live exorcism in the same Saint Louis home where in 1949 Jesuits performed the famous exorcism that inspired the move “The Exorcist”. This program has drawn condemnation and a dire warning from the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.

The program titled “Exorcism: Live!” produced for the cable channel Destination America will take place at a home in Bel Nor, a suburb of Saint Louis, the site of perhaps the most famous exorcism in modern history.

At the home in 1949, Jesuit priests from Saint Louis University performed an exorcism on a 14-year-old boy known by the pseudonym “Roland Doe”. Doe became inexplicably and violently ill, screaming in languages he was never taught, with doctors unable to figure out what was wrong. Eventually, religious leaders decided that Doe was possessed by the Devil. Through the Rite of Exorcism, a Jesuit Catholic priest freed Doe of his demons.

The famous book and movie, “The Exorcist”, is based on the extraordinary events that happened here.

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Actual pages from the 1949 report by the Jesuits who performed the Exorcism of Roland Doe

The most shocking details came straight from the diary of one of the SLU Jesuits involved. The diary describes the boy’s bed shaking violently, and mysterious scratch marks that appeared to spell words on the boy’s body.

“Many of the things you see in that movie (‘The Exorcist’),” said SLU archivist John Waide. “Evidently things like that or almost like that did happen.”

The “exorcism” will be performed by Bishop James Long, who is NOT a Catholic bishop, but instead an Archbishop of the United States Old Catholic Church, which is not affiliated with the Vatican.

The local Archbishop, the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson has warned against this event in a statement saying “Any attempt to use the solemn Rite of Exorcism as entertainment exposes all participators to the danger of future hidden satanic attack.”

Full Statement Regarding Purported “Live” Exorcism in St. Louis

The cable network “Destination America” reportedly plans to air a purported exorcism live on national television on Friday, October 30, from a home in St. Louis which was associated with the well-known exorcism of “Roland Doe” in 1949.

Given the public nature of this event, the Archdiocese of St. Louis – which is not involved in this dangerous endeavor – deems it necessary to educate and warn the public about the dangers of participating in such activities.

“No exorcism can take place without the authority of the local Roman Catholic ordinary,” said auxiliary bishop emeritus Robert Hermann.

Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, has not granted the necessary permissions – known as “faculties” – to any priests or bishops for the purpose of this televised event. Anyone involved in this production who claims to be a member of the Catholic clergy is not affiliated with the Archdiocese of St. Louis nor are they operating under the authority of the Vatican.

Any purported exorcism by spiritualists, paranormal investigators, mediums, or non-Catholic clerics for the purposes of entertainment trivializes this ancient rite of the Roman Catholic Church and the very real danger of evil.

“Any attempt to use the solemn Rite of Exorcism as entertainment exposes all participators to the danger of future hidden satanic attack,” said Bishop Hermann. “We cannot play games with Satan and expect to win.”

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  1. People should not be messing around with this kind of stuff!! In my opinion, it’s more realistic and plausible that the devil is going to take over me, than a serial killer. The devil can take over anyone. If you truly believe in God, you also should believe in the manipulative and evil powers of the devil. Don’t watch.

  2. This article tries its best to associate this so called bishop with “The Catholic Church!” Readers just aren’t that stupid so quit trying to make it out to be sanctioned by the Catholic Religion. It is not.

    • This article states several times that the exorcism,nor the archbishop, are not associated with the the Catholic church, the archdiocese of St. Louis, or the Vatican. Please reread the article & know your facts.

    • The “exorcism” will be performed by Bishop James Long, who is NOT a Catholic bishop, but instead an Archbishop of the United States Old Catholic Church, which is not affiliated with the Vatican.

      • There are 2 types of churches : one is legal and the other is illegal & Mrs CROFTS is guilty of begging for donations for a charity whilst posing as a priest.Surely this is FRAUD!!!.

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          I am a Ordained Bishop Old Catholic Church, non vatican Church since May 2010

        • The Charity is fully registered in Western Australia, and I am a Ordained Bishop Old Catholic Church and have my Ordination certificate if anyone wants to get a copy off me. Part of my Ministry is charity work. MY LIFE Is my Ministry devoted for my entire life to doing Charitable works, it is unusual Ministry based on the work of The Apostles of Jesus Christ who had no church of wood and stone, but their lives were their Ministry. I receive no payt for any work for the charity and I receive no pay for doing Ministry

  3. This is not a good idea – This church is not in communion with Rome. The “exorcism” will be performed by Bishop James Long, who is NOT a Catholic bishop, but instead an Archbishop of the United States Old Catholic Church, which is not affiliated with the Vatican. – And I just ask that we pray for that Bishop’s soul and for the person who is possessed to be delivered from darkness. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. Restrain him O God we humbly pray, and do thou O prince of the Heavenly Hosts cast into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl through the World seeking the ruin of souls. Amen!

    • I know Bishop James Long of the American Old Catholic Church (NON Vatican) Catholic Church is just as valid as roman catholic church, indeed there are many catholic churches worldwide not just roman catholic. Bishop James Long is a very dedicated Consecrated and Anointed Priest OCC and Bishop, he is well learned and is a real priest of the Old Catholic Church.

  4. Luke 9:50. “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”
    I don’t think you “have” to be Catholic to fight Satan. But extreme caution to those who feel they need to watch something they may not be ready to handle. Maybe watching will open eyes around the world about true evil, but once again “extreme” caution!

    • The problem is this excorcism is being conducted as “entertainment”. So the scripture verse really doesn’t apply. It’s like a fireman willingly allowing someone to stoke a destroying fire while standing by and being there to help squelch it. The intentions of the OCC ” bishop” are very suspect.

  5. “Jesus I know, Paul I know, but you, who are you?” Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding. Acts 19:15

  6. If these people are going to willingly expose themselves to demonic influences, the best “live” thing to happen would be for one of the “legion” of demons give them all a righteous scare. I am disgusted by this type of “entertainment,” as a Catholic AND a television viewer.

  7. Why are they performing the exorcism anyway? The man who lives there said he has never experienced anything paranormal. This is just plain silly.

  8. I pray for all our lost brothers and sisters who will watch this. Please do not. You are playing with the Devil himself. To all the commentators on this I suggest praying a rosary for all those involved in this tonight.

  9. First of all sorry for my English. I’m quite firm in understanding but text production is still unfamiliar.
    I’m studying catholic theology at a small catholic university in Germany (Schönstatt) and know three renowned exorcists personally very well, one even is a student of Gabriel Amorth.

    Not only Catholics can do exorcisms. Gabriel Amorth ( the former exorcist of the Vatican) wrote in one of his books, that he himself learned much from protestants. But of course they do not use the rite of the Rituale Romanum.

    And since they are not Catholics they don’t need permission from the church ( the CIC states that only Catholics are bound to the directives of the church)

    Concerning the broadcast of the exorcism, it depends on the intention, in which the “bishop” does the exorcism. Just for the entertainment? Or to glorify God by showing his power over the evil to thousands of viewers?

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  11. What the newscast describes as going on in the house is not possession but infestation. “Infestation, the most common level, is defined as the presence of demonic activity in a certain location or upon a certain object. For example, in a given room or house, one might hear laughter or screams, smell the stench of rotting garbage, feel the temperature of the room drop, or see the appearance of blood or urine on the walls.” This level of demonic attack does not actually require the rite of exorcism: “The good news, however, is that this situation is easily and permanently remedied by the blessing of the room or house, a sacramental rite which can be administered by the local parish priest.” But, of course, that doesn’t make for exciting TV.

    Source: Madison Catholic Herald, http://www.madisoncatholicherald.org/guestcolumn/2082-matenaer.html

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