Fr. Gary Thomas si the subject of the book, The Rite, and the 2011 movie of the same name. he is the pastor of Sacred heart Church in 'Saratoga, CA and the Exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose.
Evil has not fallen ourt of fashion. Exorcism is a rite developed to meet a need that still exists, kue to more people delving inot New Age and occult practices. And, yes, satanic worshippers are a reality. “They come into the church and steal the Blessed Sacrament to use in a black mass.”
He has alerted his fellow priests to this danger and trained his extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion so that ehy not whether people receiving Communion are acturally consuming it, not simply transporting it elsewhaer for obscene purposes. Fr. thomas believes just a surely as a person can summon God through prayer, through other rituals, the deil can be called, too.
Archbishop Cordileone was born in San Diego on June 5, 1956. He attended public school through 12th grade and earned his BA in philosophy from the University of San Diego in 1978. He earned a second bachelor’s degree in sacred theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1981. Archbishop Cordileone was ordained to the priesthood on July 9, 1982. He continued his studies at Gregorian University from 1985-89, earning a doctorate in canon law.
He was appointed Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of San Diego in 1990 and served as an assistant to the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura from 1995-2002. On July 5, 2002, Pope John Paul II appointed him the Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego, where he served until his appointment as Bishop of Oakland on March 23, 2009. On July 27, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as the ninth Archbishop of San Francisco. He was installed on October 4, 2012.
Archbishop Cordileone sits on the Committee for Canonical Affairs, and has chaired the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. He is a member of the Governing Board of the International Theological Institute.
Fr. Chris M. Alar, MIC “Father Joseph”- Director of the Association of Marian Helpers
Father Chris Alar, MIC, is a priest with the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr. Chris wrote and produced the popular “Divine Mercy 101” DVD and is the author of the soon-to-be released book After Suicide: There is Still Hope for Them and You. He is an international speaker and is a regular host and guest on EWTN. He also hosts the online “Divine Mercy Matters” series at DivineMercyMatters.org. Currently he serves as “Fr. Joseph, MIC” the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, and is the head of Marian Press, located on the grounds of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.