From the Omaha World-Herald:
A Nebraska priest who was in Washington, D.C., at a Jan. 6 rally in support of then-President Donald Trump told a videographer that he had performed an exorcism at the U.S. Capitol because a demon is “dissolving the country.”
The Rev. David Fulton, a pastor at St. Michael in Central City and St. Peter in Fullerton, was featured in a video shot by Eddie Becker on YouTube called “Voices from the Capitol Insurrection.” It shows snippets of a five-minute conversation between Becker and Fulton.
Fulton is shown standing in a street with the U.S. Capitol in the background and a large crowd milling around, waving Trump flags.
Fulton didn’t return several phone calls and emails asking for comment. Deacon Tim McNeil, the chancellor for the Archdiocese of Omaha, said Friday that Fulton’s opinions do not reflect the views of the archdiocese.
McNeil said Fulton was given no sanctions or punishments for attending the rally or purporting to perform an exorcism. McNeil noted that Fulton is not a trained exorcist.
“Fulton did not break any civil or ecclesial laws while in Washington, D.C.,” the archdiocese said in a statement. “He attended the rally as a private citizen.”
McNeil said, however, that Omaha Archbishop George Lucas is “very upset” with Fulton and said Fulton should not have been at the rally.
“He should not have been there dressed as a priest. It was a misuse of his priestly ministry,” said McNeil, relaying Lucas’ comments.
Thirty minutes after this article was posted on Omaha.com, McNeil sent an additional comment from Lucas: “Whether or not Fr. Fulton broke any laws, I condemn his participation in the event in the strongest terms.”