From the Dept of Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain:

A surge in Satanism fuelled by the internet has led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcists, the Roman Catholic Church has warned.

The web has made it easier than ever before to access information on Devil-worshipping and the occult, experts said.

"In just a few minutes you can contact Satanist groups and research occultism. The conference is not about how to become an exorcist. It's to share information about exorcism, Satanism and sects. It's to give help to families and priests. There is a particular risk for young people who are in difficulties or who are emotionally fragile," said Mr Climati.

Interesting. You know what else the web has made easier that ever before to access? Good, factual information on the much more real threat to young people who "are in difficulties or who are emotionally fragile" posed by the Catholic Church itself.

Speaking of: There's a nice, short piece in today's Oakland Tribune by a Catholic priest who has been "in voluntary exile" from the Church since 2005. Check it out here.

(Thanks to Slog tipper Mark M.)