The San Damiano cross, image of a replica from The San Damiano Society at St. Francis Center for Renewal website. Circa 1100 A.D., it is said that St. Francis of Assisi was praying before this cross when he received a commission from the Lord to rebuild the Church.
"Choosing not to believe in the devil won't protect you from him."
– Sir Anthony Hopkins as Father Lucas Trevant, in the 2011 motion picture, The Rite
Location: Lieblfing, Bavaria, West Germany, where Anneliese (Anna Elisabeth) Michel was born on September 21, 1952
When considering the answer to the question, "Who or what was responsible for the death of Anneliese Michel?" as with all mysteries it is best to consider every opinion, especially an informed one. Tonight we interview Father John Duffey, author of the book, Lessons Learned: The Anneliese Michel Exorcism: The Implementation of a Safe and Thorough Examination, Determination, and Exorcism of Demonic Possession. Father Duffey is a former priest for the New American Catholic Church and Chaplain for the American Legion and has been researching and investigating incidents of suspected demonic and other spiritual activity since 1999, and researching matters of human behavior and anthropology since 2002. Father Duffey has formal training and experience in military law enforcement and anti-terrorism intelligence operations, general psychology, cultural anthropology, parapsychology, theology, and counseling. He holds a degree in psychology from Auburn University (Honors) and will soon complete a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wake Forest University.
- Father John M. Duffey's Facebook page
- Find Father Duffey's books and many other spiritual titles at his publisher's website, wipfandstock.com
- "Author Spotlight" with Father John Duffey
- The Rituale Romanum or "Roman Rite" for the Roman Catholic Church
- Mark 5:9 – "My name is Legion, for we are many."
- Satanic Ritual Abuse or the "Satanic Panic"
- The "Tanacu exorcism" case of Sister Maricica Irina Cornici on Wikipedia
- Sister Cornici's 2005 exorcism case reported by CBS News
- Father Daniel Corogeanu's involvement with the Cornici case on The Daily Mail
- The Walter Zepeda exorcism case
- John of Patmos
- Book of Revelation: John the Apostle or John of Patmos?
- Saint Jerome
- Padre (Father) Pio
- The Loudun Possessions
- The case of Anneliese Michel on Wikipedia
- Gravesite of Anneliese Michel, which has become a shrine to many
- San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
- Then Bishop Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's Letter to Ordinaries regarding norms on Exorcism, 9/29/1985
- NY Times newspaper article about the case, dated 8/8/1976
- Washington Post newspaper article about the case, dated 9/4/2005
- The Real “Emily Rose”: Fact and Fiction about Anneliese Michel by Daniel J. Castellano, 2017
- David Foster Wallace's commencement speech to Kenyon College, class of 2005, This is Water
- Dr. Masaru Emoto's experiment with thoughts affecting water crystals, or "Hado"
- True Evil: The Tragic Life of Anneliese Michel on Blumhouse.com
- The Exorcism of Emily Rose, a 2005 film which is partly based on Anneliese's case
- The Exorcist, a 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty
- The Exorcist, a 1973 motion picture based on Willam Peter Blatty's book of the same name
- William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist witnesses a real exorcism
- Jordan Peele's 2017 motion picture, Get Out
- Bishop Josef Stangl's record in the Catholic Hierarchy
- Brief bio of Bishop Josef Stangl
- Exorcism in the Catholic Church - a downloadable PDF
- From the Vatican - Catechism of the Catholic Church
- The Telegraph article featuring comments from Anneliese's mother Anna Michel
- The "Rite of Exorcism" prayers from Catholic.org
- Song: John Lydon and Public Image Ltd's song about Anneliese
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Episode 77: The Devil and Anneliese Michel – Exorcism on Trial (Part 2). Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2017 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.