Noticias de la Diócesis de Allentown

Book Criticized as Encouraging Satanism

A children’s book that invites 5- to 10-year-olds to summon demons has come under fire as inappropriate, especially for Catholics.

International Association of Exorcists

“A Children’s Book of Demons” says, among other things, “Summoning demons has never been so fun.” It was published in the United States last year.

“Whoever invites a child to summon demons is like a person who puts a hand grenade into the hands of a child to play,” said Father Francesco Bamonte, president of the International Association of Exorcists.

Father Bamonte warns that the book normalizes contact with demons and presents Satanism in a positive light. “The words of the Lord apply here, perhaps more than anywhere else,” he said. “‘Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.’” (Matt. 18:6).