Fr. José Antonio Fortea

Father José Antonio Fortea is not only an exorcist, but also a writer, and parish priest. He once thought he would lead what he has termed ordinary life as an attorney in Madrid, much as his father did before him, but sensed instead a vocation to the priesthood in his adolescent years. A theology graduate of Navarre University in Spain, Father Fortea wrote a thesis there on exorcism. He has been a practicing exorcist for several decades.

Articles By Fr. José Antonio Fortea

Why did God put the Demons to the Test?

Dear Fr. Fortea, why did God put demons to the test? The real question is, why did God not grant all the angels the Beatific Vision from the first moment of their creation? Why did He take the chance that some of them would rebel against Him and become demons? God could have created angelic


Does the devil really exist?

Does the Devil Really Exist? Dear Fr. Fortea, is the devil merely a symbol of evil, or does [the devil] really exist? Demons are personal spiritual beings, as is the chief demon, the devil. Those Christians who deny the existence of demons and say that they are merely symbols of evil are heretics. Against this


What do demons do with their time?

Dear Fr. Fortea, what do demons do with their time? In the world of demons, like that of people, some do one thing and others do different things. Demons, of course, cannot build houses, grow food, construct machines, nor do any of the things human beings spend so much time on. Most of the time,


Demons & the Natural, Preternatural & Supernatural

Dear Fr. Fortea, how do the natural, preternatural, and supernatural realms relate to demons? The natural deals with the laws of the physical world, i.e., the workings of nature, whereas the preternatural concerns things or events which appear outside or apart from (Latin praeter) the laws of the physical world. The supernatural concerns things or


Do Demons Experience Time?

Do Demons Experience Time? Dear Father Fortea, do demons experience time like we do? Yes, in a sense. As pure spirits, angels and demons exist outside of earthly, material time. However, they do experience a type of “spiritual” time–“a before and an after” to their acts of understanding and will. Whenever we speak of “before”


Are all demons the same?

Dear Father Fortea, are all demons the same? Are there differences between them regarding power, personality, and things like that? No. We have already discussed that each demon sinned in a certain way and with a determined intensity. While the angelic rebellion against God had its roots in pride, from this root other sins grew.


What is a demon?

Dear Father Fortea, can you explain what exactly is a demon? Do they have bodies? Where did they come from? A demon is a spiritual being of an angelic nature that has been condemned for eternity due to his rebellion against God. As pure spirits, demons are not made up of matter. Because they do

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