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The house in St Louis where an exorcism took place many years ago (Photo: CNS)

The live television exorcism is a ‘dangerous endeavour’, says Bishop Hermann

‘I was reminded of that streetlight scene from The Exorcist...’

The night I outran my demons

As a young doctor on a cancer ward, I consoled myself with drink and
New Age nonsense. Then one evening I stepped into a chamber of horrors

The Prince of Wales speaks at Georgetown University (PA)
Arthur Darvill as Mephistopheles in Doctor Faustus (Photo: Keith Pattison)

Marlowe’s mighty drama about salvation is reduced to the level of a television gameshow

Anthony Hopkins stars in The Rite (courtesy of New Line Cinema)

The American Gothic – from The Exorcist to Scooby Doo – deals with the shadows that have not been banished by the Enlightenment