Adam Blai (pronounced “Bly”) is a Church-decreed expert on religious demonology and exorcism in the Pittsburgh diocese. He is an auxiliary member of the International Association of Exorcists based in Rome. Over the past decade, he has helped educate priests regarding exorcism at national conferences, seminars, and through consultation on many cases in a number of dioceses.
He has assisted at many dozens of solemn exorcisms, house exorcisms, and resolutions of hauntings. In addition to Church cases, he reaches out to educate people on the current paranormal craze, the dangers therein, and ethical ways to resolve hauntings. He has put together a pastoral manual for priests on exorcism and resolving human spirit hauntings.
On this episode of Off the Shelf, Adam and I discuss a topic many may find scary and some will find fascinating. That topic is possession and the exorcisms that occur to free people from the bonds of the demonic that is residing in them. This isn’t Ghostbusters and it’s not fantasy. This is REAL and it is necessary to discuss it so that we as faithful followers of Christ know the dangers around us. How did Adam get involved in this field and what led him to become one who teaches priests how to conduct exorcisms? What are the legalistic rules binding the spiritual world? How serious are some of the cases he has been involved with? Has there ever been an exorcism he was involved in that made him want to walk away and never involved again? Learn this and more in this episode of Off the Shelf!
From the Publisher Emmaus Road Publishing
How do you fight an enemy you can’t see? In this field guide to defense against the demonic, Adam Blai, an expert in religious demonology and exorcism for the diocese of Pittsburgh, shares information and advice gained over years of extensive experience with the paranormal. Review the scriptural evidence about demons—who were cast down to earth, not hell—and the tricks they play to try to gain influence in our lives. You’ll also discover the tools the Church has developed for us to combat and resist the forces of evil. Written in an easy-to-read style, this book is perfect for the Catholic looking to learn more about the invisible forces hell-bent on the destruction of your soul—and how to claim the victory Christ has already won.
Adam Blai is a Peritus of religious demonology and exorcism for the Pittsburgh diocese. He has been an auxiliary member of the International Association of Exorcists in Rome for a number of years. A regular instructor for the Te Deum Institute of Sacred Liturgy in the Tulsa diocese, Blai provides training for exorcists nationally. He has a Master’s in Psychology and has done most of his professional psychological work in forensic settings. Blai is currently working full-time for the Pittsburgh diocese and providing assistance to a number of other dioceses.
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