Your Excellency, I was a Priest, Archdeacon of the Diocese, and a Parochial School Headmaster here in the United States for several years. I also performed exorcisms with permission from my Ordinary. I encountered many distressing situations in my performance of exorcisms. I was priest ordained according the 1970 Roman Ordinal. My life became very difficult and experienced such spiritual warfare that I stepped away from the priesthood and went back to secular employment. Do you have any words of encouragement and may I solicit your prayers? Pax Christi, Ave Maria — Brent Keith.
I empathise with you and understand fully your predicament — especially why that ministry was found to be so distressing. You have probably made the best decision in the circumstances, but, as we both know, you remain for ever a priest. That should dwell in your heart no matter what else you do in life. Continue to bring a maximum of depth and supernatural efficacy to your spiritual life, as you continue in your secular life. Peace be with you †.
Our prayers are with you.