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Award praises OKC archbishop's 'rallying cry' against black mass

Dec 5, 2014 - 09:35 am .- Oklahoma City’s Archbishop Paul Coakley has received a Catholic leadership award for his prominent opposition to a satanic black mass in his city, as well as his work with Catholic Relief Services.

Petition against OKC black mass draws support of 85,000

Sep 14, 2014 - 04:54 pm .- More than 85,000 people have signed a petition asking the city-run Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to cancel a scheduled black mass, saying that is a blatant attack on the Catholic Church.  

Successful Okla. lawsuit could stop future black masses

Aug 28, 2014 - 04:49 pm .- A lawyer who helped recover a stolen Host that organizers of an Oklahoma City black mass intended to desecrate said that the Church’s legal victory could have far-reaching effects.

Okla. archbishop relieved at return of consecrated Host

Aug 21, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- Oklahoma City's archbishop voiced relief that satanists organizing a black mass in the city returned a stolen Host which was to be desecrated, restating his concern that the event should happen at all.

Black mass organizers face lawsuit over stolen Host

Aug 20, 2014 - 11:05 am .- Organizers of a satanic black mass slated to take place in Oklahoma City next month face a lawsuit on grounds that the consecrated Host used for the sacrilegious event is stolen.

Prayers urged as black mass organizer claims consecrated Host

Aug 8, 2014 - 04:07 am .- The purported use of a consecrated Host at a planned satanic black mass at an Oklahoma City civic center would be a “terrible sacrilege” that requires a prayerful response, the local archbishop emphasized.

Tulsa bishop urges prayer, fasting in response to black mass

Aug 4, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- A novena of prayer and fasting leading up to the Feast of the Assumption has been planned to combat the Satanic black mass slated to take place at Oklahoma City’s Civic Center in September.

Archbishop calls slated black mass offensive, horrendous

Jul 16, 2014 - 05:15 pm .- Archbishop of Oklahoma City Paul Coakley called a black mass scheduled to take place in the city's civic center an “obviously horrendous” act meant to offend much of the state's community.

Okla. civic center defends black mass with sex offender

Jul 7, 2014 - 06:15 am .- A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall defended a black mass being planned there by a convicted sex offender, even though it might involve the desecration of an actual consecrated host.

Archbishop asks Okla. civic center to reconsider black mass

Jul 2, 2014 - 04:32 pm .- Just a few months after a black mass reenactment was planned – and then canceled – at Harvard University, another has been scheduled to take place at the Oklahoma City Civic Center on September 21, prompting calls for organizers to reconsider.

Thousands swarm Harvard campus for prayer, protest

May 13, 2014 - 06:00 pm .- Amid the last-minute cancellation of a planned satanic black mass re-enactment, some 2,000 people gathered on Harvard's campus to take part in a May 12 Eucharistic procession and adoration.

Satanic black mass 'postponed indefinitely' amid outcry

May 12, 2014 - 06:05 pm .- A satanic black mass re-enactment being planned by a student group at Harvard University has been ‘postponed indefinitely’ and will not take place May 12.

Masses, Adoration held across US in reparation for Harvard event

May 12, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- Catholics across the U.S. and around the world are gathering to hold Eucharistic Adoration and Masses in reparation for the re-enactment of a satanic black mass being hosted Monday evening by a Harvard University student group.

Harvard black mass raises questions about application of tolerance

May 12, 2014 - 01:43 pm .- Harvard University’s acceptance of a satanic black mass re-enactment on campus raises larger questions of tolerance and whether it is being applied selectively, scholars say.

Harvard president: satanic mass 'abhorrent' but may proceed

May 12, 2014 - 10:38 am .- The president of Harvard said that a student group’s plans to hold a re-enactment of a satanic black mass are offensive, disrespectful and inflammatory, but will be allowed to proceed for the sake of free expression.

Satanic mass organizers: Catholic outcry paranoid, intolerant

May 9, 2014 - 12:10 pm .- A Harvard student group organizing a re-enactment of a satanic black mass on campus has dismissed Catholic critics, calling their views arrogant and their objections ignorant and intolerant.

Harvard 'black mass' event met with shock, outcry

May 8, 2014 - 12:31 pm .- A Harvard student group’s plans to re-enact a satanic black mass on campus has prompted outrage from Catholics who say that the event is not educational, but sacrilegious, offensive and disrespectful.

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