April 15, 1953

On April 15, 1953, Pope Pius XII finally relented and gave his approval of psychoanalysis, but warned the public of possible abuses. He wanted people to know that while not all cases of mental illness were a result of demonic possession, why would you want to take the chance with your immortal soul. He said having an exorcist on standby was just common sense.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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