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  • 'The Rite': Exorcism[...]film offers the most realistic, orthodox Hollywood depiction to date

    01/30/2011 3:54:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 38 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 01/28/2011 | STEVEN D. GREYDANUS
    New film offers the most realistic, orthodox Hollywood depiction to date. BY STEVEN D. GREYDANUS | Posted 1/28/11 at 3:01 PM   “There aren’t levitating beds, spinning heads or pea-green soup,” Father Gary Thomas said to me in a recent phone conversation. Father Thomas is the real-life California exorcist whose training experiences with a veteran exorcist in Rome were documented in journalist Matt Baglio’s 2009 book The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist. The new supernatural horror/thriller film The Rite, starring Anthony Hopkins as a veteran exorcist named Father Lucas, is loosely inspired by Father Thomas’ experiences. snip...The Rite,...
  • 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 ODonoghue, 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 (ODonoghue), who is sent to study exorcism at...