I tried to contact Fr Ripperger for spiritual help and evaluation for a relative that lives in Denver ( I do not live there). My relation is seriously depressed and was abused as a child which can be an entryway for the demonic, although I have no way of knowing any of that pertaining to this person. I thought it was Providential that Father wound up in the same city as my relative. I called and got a fellow who apparently does clearance and intake , which I completely understand, as there must be hundreds of people, serious or not , trying to reach Father Ripperger for help. The man on the phone had me do as series of prayers for a month or more ( this was a few years ago so I don't remember exactly. This man was NOT a priest.) I hope I'm not sounding too flip, but this "front man" kind of gave me the creeps, he certainly was into the drama of the whole exorcist thing. He had a "Max Von Sidow" ominous type of presentation, as if he were more than just someone fielding cases for Father. Eventually we had a bit of a verbal altercation over the phone, after I did all of the things he instructed. My impression was that this guy thought he had "great spiritual insight' into me and my relative, but he didn't like my attitude? I was very serious about the matter! Needless to say, I never got to talk to Father Ripperger. he may not even know anything about this.
Another funny sidenote was that I had a priest that I know who was formerly associated with Fr Ripperger text me out of the blue after this bad scene with "Max". He never asked me anything directly, just seemed to be feeling me out. I never heard from him again. The whole episode left me feeling very violated and marginalized.
My conclusion? I don't blame Fr Ripperger directly although he should have an idea what his associates are actually saying to people seeking his help, so he bears some responsibility.
In conclusion, that was really my very LAST time dealing with anything or anyone related to the Consilliar church. I have been burned so many times before, and this certainly was the icing on the cake. Unfortunately my relative is still in a very dark place and I pray for his life ( and soul) daily.