The article by Fr. Bowdern is one of the best-written and most comprehensive articles on Captain La Barge.It is interesting to note that Fr. Bowdern was the priest who performed the exorcism upon which the movie "The Exorcist" was based.The actual exorcism took place in St. Louis at Alexian Brothers Hospital, not in Washington D.C.as takes place in the movie
He is reputed to have been a very holy man.It is interesting that he was drawn to Captain La Barge, like his fellow Jesuit Fr. De Smet.