Saturday, July 25, 2009

Damned if You Do

We promised to bring you news of the Diocese's exorcism press conference, but it seems that nothing newsworthy happened - by Querétaro standards, we mean, since in most of the world the fact that one's local diocese had called an exorcism-related press conference would be considered news in its own right. Anyway, Noticias finally ran a small piece [no link, sorry] informing us that exorcisms are on the rise, and that the Church performs about fifty a week. (A non-crack-addicted editor might have made the reporter clarify whether that number referred to the city of Querétaro or, like, the entire world. But there we are.)

While children are exorcised from time to time, the vast majority of subjects are women between the ages of 18 and 50. "The Monsignor said it was unknown why the demons preferred to inhabit women," said the story, which goes to show that The Monsignor really doesn't spend a whole lot of time around the ladies.

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