An official exorcist, Father Carlos Martins, has launched a podcast titled “The Exorcist Files” which premiered on iHeart last month and is at the top of the charts. Father Martins is associated with the Companions of the Cross and has the right to perform exorcisms on two continents. He felt the need to launch the podcast in order to deal with the spiritually and morally deteriorating culture of current times. He pointed out that due to the “ever-increasing de-Christianization of Western society” and the growth in occult practices as well as the disappointing condition of the religious structure of Christianity, the requirement for exorcism ministry has risen rapidly.
National Catholic Register reports:
Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross well knows the power of the prayer. For years, he has been the director of the Treasures of the Church ministry that evangelizes by bringing the relics of upwards of 150 saints to churches throughout the United States, plus Canada and a few other countries, for prayerful veneration. Officially, he is a custos reliquiarum (ecclesiastically appointed curate of relics).
Father Martins is also an official exorcist on two continents. As such, seeing and knowing the great needs in today’s morally and spiritually deteriorating culture, he has launched The Exorcist Files podcast. He shared with Register staff writer Joseph Pronechen the reasons for and the details of the show which premiered on iHeart in January.
How did this podcast come about?
Due to the ever-increasing de-Christianization of Western society, the rise in occult practices even among Christians, and the poor state of Christian religious formation, the need for deliverance and exorcism ministry has increased dramatically. Since I have worked closely with the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints and served as an exorcist in North America and Europe, the Holy See asked me to undertake a catechesis about the Church’s teaching regarding the demonic, spiritual warfare and exorcism.
Tell us about the podcast.
Although the podcast is a teaching [series], it is unique, in that it is not a series of lectures but 3-D binaural reenactments, portrayed by professional voice actors, along with my narration of relevant teaching and information. Each episode is based on one of my exorcism case files, which I use to illustrate various topics, such as how one becomes possessed, why demons desire to inhabit people and things, how an afflicted person is freed, and how to protect oneself against evil.
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