In the field of exorcism, the Liber Christo protocol is the fruit of the combined forty years of experience of Fr. Chad Ripperger, PhD and his long-time assistant, Kyle Clement. This system for those who are spiritually afflicted brings objectivity to an otherwise elusive and subjective, at times outright speculative, field. Liber Christo reestablishes Catholic norms to an apostolate that had significantly declined within the Church over the past several decades. The contribution of Fr. Ripperger and Kyle Clement’s knowledge in the field of Catholic exorcism and deliverance represented by this Four Phase Protocol cannot be understated.
The Thomistic understanding of the human person and the psychological compatibility with the demon created by unresolved psychological disorder is key to liberation. Other essential elements of the protocol are the value of redemptive suffering, the need for being in a state of grace, the pursuit of holiness, as well as purity in thought, word and deed in removing obstacles to grace. How the demon responds to the imposition of order, to include the authority structure within the family, and the centrality of the priesthood over charisms are also found in the Catholic the tradition that this system recaptures. By tapping into the treasures of the Church, these elements combine to lay a foundation for lasting liberation, as well as provide a layer of protection against retaliation for those involved. In addition to serving those who are diabolically influenced, this training has been developed with the lay associates, parish priests and the diocesan exorcists, in mind. Included are many of the aspects of case management and tactics based on field experience.