Memorias de un Exorcista: Mi lucha contra Satanas
Father Amorth as interviewed by Marco Tosatti. Barcelona: Ediciones Urano, 2010. 191pp. ISBN: 9788493795405
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
by: Reviewed by Milly Lugo

Section: Adult Book Reviews

Fall/Winter 2011

Reviewed by Milly Lugo, Santa Ana Public Library, CA.

Readers whose knowledge of exorcism encompasses a one-time viewing of the movie ‘The Exorcist’ are in for a treat.  Marco Tosatti asks many of the questions that neophytes, would ask, if they were afraid of not being taken seriously. The book reads easily, as Tosatti asks Father Amorth one question after another.  Father Amorth speaks of his qualifications and expounds on the importance of exorcism, a rite that today is more popular with movie viewers than with church faithful.   In each chapter, Father Amorth recounts specific cases of demonic possessions, how they are manifested, and that it can take months, or even years, before a person is cured. To understand demonic possessions, it is necessary to believe that Satan exists.  Father Amorth gives plenty of examples of Satan’s existence.  Sorrowfully, he also states that there are few qualified exorcists since today’s priests lack the appropriate knowledge and skills to fight malefic intrusions.

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