Since priests and demons frighten me, my colleague Peg Aloi,
who in addition to being a fine critic and writer is also a practicing Wiccan,
agreed to conduct this interview with the exorcist who inspired the new film
"The Rite," which opens Friday.
Here's Peg's story:
Father Gary Thomas is the subject of Matt Baglio's book "The Rite: The
Making of a Modern Exorcist" (Doubleday Religion),
which was the inspiration for Mikael Hafstrom's film "The Rite," opening in
theatres January 28, 2011.
according to a recent "Newsweek" cover story,
has turned inward.The article points to Americans' disinterest in foreign
policy (only 3% in a poll think Afghanistan might be worth worrying about) to make its argument, but had
the story come out after the election, it might also have noted the voter
apathy, Tea Partiers notwithstanding, that resulted in 45 million fewer ballots
being cast in the 2010 Congressional races than in 2008.