Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Rite by Matt Baglio

Matt Baglio has a book written back in 2009 that is now being made into a movie. It comes out January 28, 2011.

The movie is loosely  based on the book... a Hollywood thriller but it stars Anthony Hopkins. The movie looks interesting, as far as Hollywood goes, but I'm more interested in the book which concentrates more on the journey of a San Francisco priest who ventures to the Vatican to attend exorcist classes.

Not enough focus lately on the devil and his minions.
The message sin, no devil, no miracles, no church.

Below is an article on author and a short movie trailer, also a link to Matt Baglio website.

An exorcism course at a Vatican-affiliated university in Rome? It was an unusual topic. As an American journalist living in the Eternal City, he thought it might make for an interesting article; as a non-practicing Catholic at the time, he approached it with some skepticism.

Taught by exorcists and experts in theology, satanic cults, criminology and psychology, the course he took challenged many of his assumptions. But what really intrigued him was the openness and honesty of a fellow student, Father Gary Thomas, a priest from the Diocese of San Jose, Calif., whose bishop, Patrick McGrath, had asked him to undergo training as an exorcist. 

Website Link: Matt Baglio

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