Rental 1: Three Exorcisms

The Daily Mail reports that a house in Gary, Indiana was possessed so badly that a Catholic priest, Fr. Michael Maginot, had to perform not one, not two, but three exorcisms: two in English and one in Latin. Here’s the part that’s truly mind-boggling:

After the final exorcism Father Maginot visited the house and blessed it with what he referred to as a ‘more serious blessing.’ He said: ‘This involved incense and salt and Holy Water.’ There were already new tenants in place and they had reported no problems since the priest had ‘sealed’ the portal with salt and blessings following an earlier investigation. But, he said, he told landlord Charles Reed, ‘If we don’t deal with this now, properly, this will not go away. This will close the portal and seal it.’

I have a few questions.

1. The landlord didn’t want the final blessing? Everyone knows that salt repels demons!
2. New tenants moved in?
3. When is the movie coming out?


Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.