Reverend Michael Maginot is not authorized to perform exorcisms
Reverend Michael Maginot, a priest of the Diocese of Gary, has no authority or permission from the Bishop of Gary to perform exorcisms. Under church law (canon 1172), such special and express permission for exorcism is required. Reverend Maginot is not permitted to engage in related aspects of this ministry, nor should he be presented as an authority in such matters. If members of the faithful believe they need spiritual assistance, they should contact their pastor, who may then make a further referral if necessary.