When priests were manly
It is a movie that “gives us a glimpse into a different sort of Church, a different sort of Christianity, and perhaps even a different sort of America. It is a reminder that Catholic priests are meant to be real men, not suave careerists, corporate insiders, or whiny sad sacks.” That’s Carol Iannone’s description of The Possessed, the made-for-tv movie that tells the amazing real-life story behind The Exorcist, the only documented exorcism ever to take place in the United States, and of the heroic priest, Fr. Bowdern, who had to overcome his own demons as well as those afflicting the possessed boy.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 12, 2005 12:12 PM | Send