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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Exorcism and the Church Militant

Have you heard of the book "Exorcism and the Church Militant" by Rev. Thomas Euteneuer? I hadn't until this weekend when I was browsing my parish gift shop and I ran across it. I thought the $20 price tag was too steep, so I didn't buy it and instead my husband looked for it online once we got home. We thought we would surely find it for less. Instead, we found out that it was not available at all online!

As it turns out, the book is out of print, is sold out, and Fr. Euteneuer has stepped down from his post as President of Human Life International. Although he was a very public figure who had even been on Hannity (and rightly said he would deny Hannity Communion based on his public pro-contraception stance), he canceled all his speaking engagements and returned to his home diocese at the call of his Bishop.

It all seems very mysterious, but once I learned all this I felt particularly compelled to get my hands on this book and read it. I went back to my parish gift shop at the first opportunity and bought their only 2 remaining copies.

The book is highly educational, entirely fascinating, and Fr. Euteneuer's frank and straightforward voice permeates the pages. It is easy to understand and has shed a lot of light on role of evil influences in the lives of man. I think it is an important work, and I truly hope and pray that the publisher will consider re-printing it. There are many, many souls who would benefit from understanding the things written about in this book. Have you read it yet? If so, what did you think?