Skip to comments.Exclusive: Discovery, Catholic Church team for exorcism series (Ecumenical)
Posted on 01/05/2011 10:07:25 AM PST by Pyro7480
Discovery Channel is teaming with the Vatican for an unprecedented new series hunting the deadliest catch of all: Demons.
The Exorcist Files will recreate stories of real-life hauntings and demonic possession, based on cases investigated by the Catholic Church. The project includes access into the Vatican’s case files, as well as interviews with the organization’s top exorcists — religious experts who are rarely seen on television.
“The Vatican is an extraordinarily hard place to get access to, but we explained we’re not going to try to tell people what to think,” says Discovery president and GM Clark Bunting.
Bunting says the investigators believe a demon can inhabit an inanimate object (like a home) or a person. The network executive says he was initially skeptical when first meeting the team but was won over after more than three hours of talks.
“The work these folks do, and their conviction in their beliefs, make for fascinating stories,” Bunting says....
(Excerpt) Read more at insidetv.ew.com ...
Mixed feelings about this. First, they’re tackling a very dangerous topic. Second, I worry about this being used to mock the Church.
On the other hand, I think some people forget that evil is very real & does indeed exist. Maybe this will remind them.
They need to send the team to Washington. Stat!
Mention a papal pilgrimage or the life of a modern saint and it's .........blaaah.............whatever.....
Mention something about the occult or exorcisms and it's......."wow........what time's it on??!!"
Discovery knows this and thinks it's on to a winner.
I'm not sure what the Vatican is thinking. Perhaps they think this will help to convince people of the existence of evil as an objective reality but they need to be careful. Exorcism is not meant to be entertainment and real exorcists are self-effacing, retiring people who do not court publicity
Thank God someone is tackling this because when you’re confronted with a demon and you ask your church for help, sometimes they just stare at you with a blank expression.
I’m curious to know how the RCC handle demons. All it took for me was the Lord and prayer with a born again believer. But until that prayer happened, it was dangerous stuff.
I’m still really bummed that my prayers alone didn’t do it. I take comfort in “Wherever two or more are gathered...” but it humbled me that my prayers alone weren’t enough.
Glad the RCC is opening up about this.
I wonder if they will tackle the muhammad possession?
I won’t be watching. Demons and Satanic possession scare me to death. I read an article about exorcisms in Crisis magazine several years ago that made my hair stand on end. Terrifying subject matter.
My thoughts exactly.
I’m not happy about this.
The Catholic church has, up until this, kept exorcism and demonic posession very low key. It has thus avoided making a serious issue into a sensational issue.
I saw that, it was great.
I’m no fan of the Catholic church but when it comes to this, I am. I have no doubts this stuff is real and they are the only ones prepared to fight it.
interesting . . .
Sounds interesting. I usually laugh when Discovery or History try to tell the world about anything Christian, but this doesn’t seem to be one of their usual stories. This one could be really good.
Excellent observations. Your comments reflect my own thoughts.
The timing of this series is interesting. According to the article, they plan to broadcast the episodes this spring, when the movie Suing The Devil opens in theatres.
ruralvoter wrote: “The timing of this series is interesting. According to the article, they plan to broadcast the episodes this spring, when the movie Suing The Devil opens in theatres.”
It could be motivated by that but don’t you think with all that is pointing at the end times, and the release of demons from under the earth or sea as told in Revelation, that maybe somebody ought to discuss the subject in a real way before we get inundated?
I think it will be good.Vatican has final say on what to cut.
Gave up the TV once had our first child. 5 children and 9 years later, we only use the TV for VHS/DVD. Saved my children from getting poisoned, saved a ton of time to do productive activities and work, and saved like $10,000 in cable fees.