Monsignor Stephen Rossetti

Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti PhD DMin is a priest of the Diocese of Syracuse and a research associate professor at the Catholic University of America. He is a licensed psychologist and has been the Chief Exorcist of the Archdiocese of Washington for over 13 years. He is the author of many books and articles, particularly on priestly formation and spirituality. He currently heads the St. Michael Center for Spiritual Renewal, whose ministry involves exorcisms, deliverance praying and the support and renewal of priestly spirituality.

Articles By Monsignor Stephen Rossetti

Exorcist Diary: 5 Steps for Dealing with Demon Brain

“His demonic thoughts are dark and despairing. In the midst of demon brain, he consciously chooses to engage in activities he enjoys such as having dinner with friends or outdoor events and/or exercise.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti

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Exorcist Diary: Relic of the True Cross?

“We have confidence in the victory of Christ’s death and resurrection, and we believe that when we use this relic in faith, the Lord generously imparts a special grace. The witness of the demons gives us additional confidence in its authenticity and its graced power.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti

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Exorcist Diary: Demons Hold Onto Lies

“Satan is called the ‘Father of Lies,’ (Jn 8:44), Mendacii Pater in the Rite of Exorcism. I have noticed that demons will sometimes visibly react when the phrase Mendacii Pater is spoken aloud in the Rite.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti

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Exorcist Diary: The 3 Rs for Casting Out Demons

“In deliverance work, an important step in the process of liberation is cutting the relationship between the individual and the evil spirit. While a simple rejection would likely suffice, we have found these three R’s to be a bit more thorough and decisive.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti

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Exorcist Diary: Demonic Obsessions with Depression and Despair

“Most of the time, feelings of depression and anxiety have psychological roots and need to be treated on the natural level. But our experience suggests that demonic obsessions accompanied by feelings of depression, anxiety and despair are more common than we realize.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti

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Exorcist Diary: Do Saints Choose Us?

“Many times we nurture a devotion to a particular saint, thinking we have chosen the saint. It may be the other way around. Maybe, by the grace of God, a particular saint is chosen for us.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti

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Exorcist Diary: Priests Cursed by Witches

“The number of people practicing witchcraft in our country is rising exponentially. The number of priests is dropping. There are spiritually difficult times ahead. But, in the final analysis, all the witches in the world are powerless in the presence of Christ.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti

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Exorcist Diary: Demons Witness to Sanctity of Knights of Columbus Founder

“The exorcism was moving forward but when Fr. McGivney was invoked, it was taken to a new level. Upon reflection, we were not surprised that Fr. McGivney was so effective against demons of freemasonry since he had dedicated his life to an alternative: the Knights of Columbus.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti

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Exorcist Diary: Magic vs. Faith

“The difference between faith and magic is fundamental. The Christian trusts in God and humbly receives all graces from God, as He wills. The practitioner of magic and the occult attempts to control spiritual forces and access hidden knowledge, thus trying to gain the desired power and benefits.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti

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