Both secularism and
superstition have popularised some very distorted ideas about exorcism.
This booklet, written by an experienced exorcist, looks at its origin
in the Gospels and its practice in the Church today. Different kinds of
demonic influence are discussed, including their relation to conversion
and sin and mental illness. Above all the text gives the good news that
in Christ the Devil is already defeated and that the Church carries
this victory to those in need.
CTS Explanations is a
series explaining in everyday language Catholic teaching on a range of
current pressing moral and ethical issues.