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[quote:106wf8hj]I would like to know a little more on Exorcisms. The only ones I’ve seen are the ones in the media. I know that they exaggerate everything but is there truth behind it?[/quote:106wf8hj]
The question is kind of broad, could you refine it?
Are you asking do Catholics believe that persons can be posessed by the devil and his minions? Answer Yes
Are you asking do Catholics believe that we have been given the power to expel the devil and his minions from those posessed in the name of Jesus? Answer Yes
Are you asking about exorcisms themselves? There we can start from the simple use of Holy Water to drive away the devil and his minions from our home when they are present and wish to tempt us, all the way to the formal Rite of Exorcism found in official Rituals of the Church.
If you are asking about the condition of the soul of those posessed, by in large those posessed are not found to be guilty of the acts they preform while posessed, as they normally do not bring posession on themselves.
Another website that may be of use to you is the Catholic Encyclopedia, at