A Roman Catholic priest from Nebraska has angered his bishop for appearing at the Jan. 6 rally in support of then-President Donald Trump in his clerical collar and claiming he performed an exorcism at the U.S. Capitol.
The Rev. David Fulton, identified by the Omaha World-Herald as a pastor at St. Michael Parish in Central City, Nebraska, and St. Peter Catholic Church in Fullerton, Nebraska, appeared in a nearly 10-minute video titled “Voices from the Capitol Insurrection.”
Fulton appears in the video on the street with the Capitol in the background speaking to the camera confirming he performed an exorcism on the seat of Congress, because a demon is “dissolving the country.’
“Yes, I did,” Fulton said about performing the exorcism. “We’ll see, we’ll see what effect ...”
“Got these exorcism prayers going, there’s priests that’re using them,” Fulton added holding up a copy of the book “Minor Exorcisms and Deliverance Prayers in Latin and in English.” “It’s good to see so many people who care about the country, concerned about the country, people who know about what’s going on, the obvious steal.”
Archdiocese of Omaha Chancellor Deacon Tim McNeil told the World-Herald on Friday that Fulton’s comments are not endorsed by the archdiocese.
“Fulton did not break any civil or ecclesial laws while in Washington, D.C.,” the archdiocese said in a statement, also adding that Fulton is not a trained exorcist, has recanted performing an exorcism and rather leading others in prayer. “He attended the rally as a private citizen.”
McNeil said Omaha Archbishop George Lucas is “very upset” and Fulton should not have been at the rally.
“He should not have been there dressed as a priest,” McNeil said. It was a misuse of his priestly ministry.”
The World-Herald said Fulton did not return several phone calls nor emails seeking comment.
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