Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Harry Potter and Fr. Amorth
Fr. Gabriele Amorth has recently been reported making negative comments about the Harry Potter books. Fr. Amorth used to be the chief exorcist of Rome. He no longer holds that position although he is certainly still active from time to time as an exorcist. Since I posted not too long ago on the subject of Harry Potter, and many people have read that post, I thought I should comment about Fr. Amorth's remarks. First of all, I have great respect for him and I recognise that has far more knowledge and experience than I do. This means that I take his comments seriously and need to think about them. Whilst I still have problems with a complete condemnation of Harry Potter, I am also aware that there may be elements in the books and films that could harm susceptible children. That being said, I now feel that great caution should be observed regarding these materials.