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The Jesuit Back Story of The Exorcist

Good Jesuit Bad Jesuit writes:

The 1949 case of Roland Doe, in St. Louis, involved Jesuits at Saint Louis University but also required the approval of the Archdiocese of St. Louis at that time, Joseph Ritter. The exorcism performed on the 13-year-old boy in St. Louis, a child referred to as "Robbie" in most accounts, happened primarily in three locations: at the boy's relative's home in North St. Louis County, at the rectory behind the College Church on the campus, and at a now-demolished wing of the old Alexian Brothers Hospital in South St. Louis.
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Leticia said...

I saw an excellent TV film on this starring Timothy Dalton as the priest. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0195165/

John B said...

Father Bowdern was teaching at Rockhurst College in Kansas City when I was a student there from 1967 to 1971. After the book and movie became so big, it was known to many of us that he was the real exorcist.

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