“The Exorcist” at 50: The True Story

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the New York Times best-selling novel The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. The novel and subsequent movie sparked a cultural sensation that is still relevant five decades later. Join our panel as they explore the true story that inspired it, discuss the legacy of the novel and film, and provide a unique glimpse into the world of angels and demons.

About the Speakers

Julie Blatty was married to the New York Times best-selling author and Academy Award winning screenwriter, William Peter Blatty. She is now a trained lay spiritual director within the Catholic Church and a popular speaker on many topics of faith.

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Alice LaCour, a graduate of Yale Law School, is a criminal prosecutor who handles a wide range of cases from violent crimes to white collar crimes. Alice is a former Leonine Fellow. She and her husband spend all their free time chasing their two young sons.

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Monsignor Stephen Rossetti is president and founder of the St. Michael Center For Spiritual Renewal, a nonprofit Catholic organization that oversees exorcisms. He is a licensed psychologist and research associate professor at the Catholic University of America.

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Posted on October 28, 2021