News Item: : Archbishop Coakley on a Planned Black Mass in Oklahoma City: 'We are astonished and grieved by this proposed sacrilegious event.'
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Wednesday 02 July 2014 - 12:48:28

It is distressing to have to relate that another public 'Black Mass' has been planned to take place in America this summer. 

The Civic Centre in Oklahoma City is advertising a ticketed Black Mass on its website; scheduled for 21st September. This latest affront to Our Blessed Lord and His Church follows on from the foiled attempt to stage a Black Mass on the campus of Harvard University during the month of May. These grave evils, which demonstate the growing toleration of public attacks on God and on the Catholic Church, must be condemned in the strongest terms possible. Thankfully, Archbishop Paul Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has made a start with a public statement of his astonishment and grief.

'Archbishop Coakley on planned ''Black Mass'' at Civic Centre:

We are astonished and grieved by this proposed sacrilegious event.

For more than one billion Catholics worldwide and more than 200,000 Catholics in Oklahoma, the Mass is the most sacred of religious rituals. It is the centre of Catholic worship and celebrates Jesus Christ's redemption of the world by His Death and Resurrection. In particular the Eucharist - which we believe to be the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ - is the source and summit of our faith.

That's why we're astonished and grieved that the Civic Centre would promote as entertainment and sell tickets for an event that is very transparently a blasphemous mockery of the Mass. The 'Black Mass' that is scheduled for the Civic Centre in September is a satanic inversion and distortion of the most sacred beliefs not only of Catholics, but of all Christians. 

In a spirit of hope, I ask those who are allowing this event to reconsider whether this is an appropriate use of public space. We trust that community leaders - and, in particular, the board members of the Oklahoma City Civic Centre - do not actually wish to enable or encourage such a flagrantly inflammatory event and can surely remedy this situation.

If the event does move forward, we will have to consider other peaceful, prayerful and respectful options to demonstrate our opposition to this publicly supported sacrilegious act. 

In the meantime, I call on all Catholics in central and western Oklahoma - as well as all men and women of good will - to pray for a renewed sense of the sacred and, in particular, to pray that the Lord might change the hearts and minds of the organizers of this event.'

This is not the only demonic subverison being publicly attempted in Oklahoma. The New York-based Satanic Temple has designed a 7-ft-tall statue of Satan which it is attempting to have installed on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol building. This statue has actually been designed so that people can sit on the lap of the effigy of the goat-headed Baphomet for 'inspiration and contemplation.'

Clearly, these disgusting evils must be firmly resisted. We hope readers will join us in praying against these travesties and supporting Archbishop Coakley and the people of his Archdiocese in prayer.

Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat!        

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