Movies, demons, and the Catholic Church

This past weekend I was thinking about how so many different people and organizations try to demonize the Catholic church.  And in a free association kind of way, I thought about movies which portray demons.  And I realized something interesting.  In the movies, when the devil comes to town it is always the Catholic Church that stands as the principle vehicle of opposition.  I read somewhere that in the extended DVD version of the Exorcist, there is a discussion of the actual Exorcism the book and movie was based upon.  Apparently the family was not Catholic, and had called their Baptist Pastor to come deal with this.  And when he saw the magnitude of the possession, he said “You have to call someone in a Roman Collar — this is way out of my league.”

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