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Clergy Invited to Exorcism Conference

A semi-public service announcement.

On May 25-27, 2010 the International Association of Exorcists will put on a conference on exorcism ministry at the Gilmary Catholic Retreat Center in the Pittsburgh diocese. This conference is not open to the public, only clergy and others that are approved will be admitted. Topics will include: the place of exorcism in the Church, training exorcists, diocese team formation, the new and old exorcism rite, exorcism vs. deliverance, law and liability, occult crime, canonical perspectives, and ethics.

The following are presenting: Fr. Giancarlo Gramolazzo, president of IAE (Vatican, health allowing). Dr. Richard Gallagher (governing body IAE), Fr. Clement Machado (Vatican), Fr. Brian Welding (canon lawyer), Captain Jim Dooley (NYPD). Other speakers are pending.

There is a growing awareness in our Church of the harmful influence of Satan in the lives of believers and non-believers alike. In his foreword to Fr. Fortea’s book Interview With an Exorcist, Bp. Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo, ND writes: “When needed, the Church continues to exercise this ministry of Jesus up to the present day, carefully discerning when true possession is present and permitting those priests, who have been trained in the rite of exorcism and with the permission of their bishop, to perform it.” This conference seeks to address these and related issues.

The cost for the Conference is $250.00 which includes food and lodging. The shuttle to and from the airport can be provided by Charlie Brown’s Airport Parking ($5 each way paid to them, call 412-262- 4931 when at airport). Priests may bring an alb and stole for the celebration of Mass.

Gilmary Catholic Retreat Center is at 601 Flaugherty Run Road Coraopolis, PA 15108. Phone: 412-264-8400. Email:

Please make fees out to the Diocese of Pittsburgh. If you have any special housing or dietary needs please let us know as soon as possible. Please send your name, title, mailing address, contact information and fee to: Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, c/o Rev. Brian Welding, 111 Blvd. Of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Please direct any questions to Adam Blai at

8 thoughts on “Clergy Invited to Exorcism Conference

  1. If one is not qualified to attend, are there tee-shirts available?

  2. Sure. It says, “Get tee behind me, Satan!”

  3. I am currently having some eye-problems, so this is my “fault” not yours.

    When I first read the title, I thought it said “Clergy Invited to Exorcise Conference” instead of the actual “Exorcism Conference”. I wondered what was wrong with the conference that it needed to be exorcised!

  4. Actually I believe it said “Clergy invited to exercise conference”. I refuse to say “Feel the burn”. Not gonna do it, wild horses won’t make me…

  5. Please pray for my son Ben to be delivered from the satanic influences of: atheism, sickness, drug abuse, pornography addiction, tobacco addiction, evil spirits and demonic influences, and constant vomiting, violence, and inability to study. Help!

  6. Father Amorth made the point that this is not taken seriously. I wrote to the Conference Organiser six weeks ago, asking for someone to contact me about FUDOSI involvement in a key site – the problem is so great I cannot trust the Diocese, as correspondence is being witheld from the Bishop and Archbishop. No reply from anyone in IAE.
    If you want your eschatological history to be taken over by Satan, keep going.

  7. I am looking for a priest trained in deliveranc, demonic oppression and/or exorcism. I live in the Harrisburg, PA area not far from Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Thank you.

  8. I am deeply concerned about my 34 year old son. I am looking for a priest trained in deliverance and exorcism. I live in the Richmond, Va area.

    Thank you so much for any help that you can give me.

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