During the vicars' summer break, Bishop Daly is inviting guests on the show to discuss important matters in the life of the church. This episode Bishop Daly, with the help of guest co-host Hilary Hammett, sits down again with an old friend from San Jose, Father Gary Thomas.
Fr. Thomas is a priest of the diocese of San Jose, as well as the exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose. He consults with other dioceses on the topic of exorcism and received his training as an exorcist in Rome. While in Rome studying Fr. Thomas met a journalist, Matt Baglio, who asked Fr. Thomas if he could write a book about his training as an exorcist. That book, The Rite: Making of a Modern Exorcist, was later adapted into a movie, The Rite, starring Anthony Hopkins.
Fr. Thomas also appeared on two episodes of the Bishop and the Vicars in the summer of 2017 to speak about exorcism and its role in the church.
Father Gary Thomas has spoken on Exorcism, Deliverance, and the Healing Ministry of Christ to many audiences, a few excellent videos can be found below.
Fighting Temptation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJxfeEUfVK4
Talk at Colorado State University on Exorcism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIKxf-RYzP0
Join Bishop Thomas Daly, Fr. Darrin Connall (Vicar General), Fr. Brian Mee (Vicar for Finance), and Fr. Pat Kerst (Vicar for Priests) as they talk about faith, life, and challenging issues of the day; always keeping in mind the joy our faith inspires.
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