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James LeBar (1936–2008)

Father James J. LeBar is a Roman Catholic priest appointed by John Cardinal O'Connor to be the chief exorcist of the Archdiocese of New York. In the 1970s, LeBar was asked to become part of the Office of Communications of the Archdiocese of New York. This office had many dealings with the rise of cults, and witchcraft. On April 20, 1989, his book ... See full bio »

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Lost Souls
Lost Souls Miscellaneous Crew
The Unexplained
The Unexplained Himself
20/20 Himself
The Geraldo Rivera Show
The Geraldo Rivera Show Himself - New York Archdiocese


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 2000 Lost Souls (religious advisor - as Father James LeBar)
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 2000 Satan in the Suburbs (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Reverend James LeBar)
 1999 The O'Reilly Factor (TV Series)
Himself - NY Archdioceses Chief Exorcist
- Episode dated 9 February 1999 (1999) ... Himself - NY Archdioceses Chief Exorcist (as Father James LeBar)
 1997 The Unexplained (TV Series)
- Exorcists (1997) ... Himself (as Reverend James LeBar)
 1991 20/20 (TV Series documentary)
- Exorcism (1991) ... Himself (as Reverend James LeBar)
 1988 The Geraldo Rivera Show (TV Series)
Himself - New York Archdiocese
- Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground (1988) ... Himself - New York Archdiocese (as Reverend James LeBar)
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 2008 The O'Reilly Factor (TV Series)
Himself - NY Archdiocese Chief Exorcist
- Episode dated 22 January 2008 (2008) ... Himself - NY Archdiocese Chief Exorcist (as Father James LeBar)

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Other Works:

He wrote the article "Evangelization and Freedom in the Catholic Church," Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2. See more »

Alternate Names:

Father James LeBar | Reverend James LeBar

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I myself, have never seen a major levitation in the course of an exorcism. However, in one case in the preliminary investigation, I had a person who rose up above the pews of the church and was suspended there for a few minutes. See more »

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