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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 30, 2021 – Hour 1

Guest host Tom Nash discusses Blessed Solanus Casey with Archbishop Allen Vigneron and interviews Monsignor Steven Rossetti on his new book, Diary of an American Exorcist.

Who is Blessed Solanus Casey?

Solanus Casey was a Franciscan simplex priest in Detroit who was loved and admired by many for his love of the poor and his spiritual direction.  He died in 1957.  In 1995, Pope Saint John Paul II declared him venerable.  After a miraculous healing was attributed to him in 2015, Pope Francis declared him “Blessed” and he was beatified at Ford Field in Detroit in 2017.  His feast day is today. Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit joins us to talk about the life of Solanus Casey.

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Get to Know Bl. Solanus – The Solanus Casey Center

Blessed Solanus Casey Exalted in Humility – The National Catholic Register

Archbishop Allen Vigneron is the fifth Archbishop of Detroit and is the Vice President of the USCCB.

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Diary of an American Exorcist

In 2018, The Atlantic reported: “Priests are fielding more requests than ever for help with demonic possession.” Indeed, exorcists – even the Pope himself – are reporting an unprecedented spike in demonic activities.  And yet, aside from what we see in Hollywood films, how many Americans really understand what an exorcism is?  Monsignor Stephen Rossetti joins us to share his experiences as an American exorcist.

Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti is a priest in 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 for the Archdiocese of Washington for over 13 years

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St. Michael Center for Spiritual Renewal

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