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Witches cast hexes, exorcist responds.


The San Jose Mercury-News (Matthias Gafni) reports:

When San Jose priest Gary Thomas heard that a coven of East Coast witches planned to place a "hex" on newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, he didn't waste any time. Thomas, the official exorcist for the Catholic Diocese of San Jose, put out an alert to fellow exorcists nationwide and offered a pair of Masses for the judge last week to help repel the curse….

The witches' "Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh" event was held Saturday at Catland Books, a Brooklyn, New York, "metaphysical boutique and occult bookshop." …

Last year, the bookstore hosted three hexes on President Donald Trump.