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  • Exorcist praises new movie 'The Rite' for showing power of faith

    01/22/2011 12:44:51 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    cna ^ | January 22, 2010 | Marianne Medlin
    San Francisco, Calif., Jan 22, 2011 / 08:04 am (CNA).- Father Gary Thomas, whose real life experience as an exorcist-in-training is chronicled in the highly anticipated movie “The Rite,” praised the film for its positive portrayal of the Church and for its witness to the power of faith. The movie, starring Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and newcomer Colin O’Donoghue, is loosely based on Fr. Thomas' experience traveling to Rome and studying under an Italian exorcist in 2005.Set to hit screens on Jan 28., “The Rite” follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (O’Donoghue), who is sent to study exorcism at...