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Mischief Madness, a staff member at the convention, wears a custom-decorated mask with a pentagram on it at Satan Con in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 28, 2023.

Satanic Temple loses lawsuit against Indiana pro-life law

Oct 27, 2023

By Daniel Payne

District Court Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson tossed out the lawsuit, claiming that the Satanic Temple had failed to show it had... Read more

More than 120 members of the The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property held a prayer rally outside SatanCon on Friday, April 28, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Bagpipes, cymbals, and Marian hymns: Catholics make reparation outside ‘SatanCon’ in Boston

Apr 28, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

More than 100 Catholics showed up to pray outside The Satanic Temple’s annual conference as it began this weekend. Read more

Converse Pentagram Sneakers

Catholic exorcist says Converse pentagram shoes ‘create a fascination with evil’

Aug 3, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Fr. Vincent Lampert, a Catholic exorcist, said that a recently-unveiled Converse shoe with a pentagram design could lead to a... Read more

Sr. Laura Mainetti’s vestition ceremony in 1959.

‘My Jesus’: Martyred Italian nun saw Christ in young people

Nov 27, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A religious sister who knew Venerable Maria Laura Mainetti said the woman, who was murdered 20 years ago as part... Read more

Sister Maria Laura Mainetti. Public domain.

Killer of martyred Italian nun: ‘I can have of her only a memory of love’

Oct 22, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The three teenage girls who killed Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti 20 years ago attested afterward that while they were stabbing... Read more

Sister Maria Laura Mainetti. Public domain.

Pope Francis declares Catholic sister killed in Satanic ritual a martyr

Jun 19, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis declared Friday that an Italian religious sister killed by three teenage girls in a Satanic sacrifice was a... Read more

The Satanic Temple at Sundance: mockumentary or documentary?

Jan 30, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

The Satanic Temple shocked Catholics when it scheduled a purported black mass at Harvard University in 2014.  Read more

Illinois state capitol.

Satanist statue erected for the holidays in Illinois capitol

Dec 5, 2018

Between a Christmas tree and a menorah display in the Illinois state capitol, a statue from the Satanic Temple is... Read more

Satanist loses legal challenge to strip 'In God We Trust' from currency

Jun 9, 2018

A U.S. appellate court has ruled against a self-described Satanist from Chicago who had filed a lawsuit seeking to remove... Read more

Okla. Christians counter Satanic mockery of Virgin Mary with prayer

Aug 11, 2016

Another planned black mass and an additional satanic ritual in Oklahoma City is timed to mock a Marian feast and... Read more

Exorcist weighs in on 'vampire' murder in Mexico

Mar 9, 2016

The murder of a 24-year-old man in Chihuahua, Mexico last month is being considered by authorities as a “possible satanic... Read more

Arizona state capitol in Phoenix.

Satanist ploy fails in Phoenix as city council reinstates prayer

Mar 3, 2016

By Mary Farrow

After a heated debate last month, the decision to replace public prayer with a moment of silence at Phoenix City... Read more


A tale of Satanists and political maneuvering in Arizona

Feb 9, 2016

By Mary Farrow

Even though the Satanists lost, they won.  Read more

Black mass organizers face lawsuit over stolen Host

Aug 20, 2014

Organizers of a satanic black mass slated to take place in Oklahoma City next month face a lawsuit on grounds... Read more

Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. Photo

Archbishop asks Okla. civic center to reconsider black mass

Jul 2, 2014

Just a few months after a black mass reenactment was planned – and then canceled – at Harvard University, another... Read more

Approximately 2,000 people attended a Holy Hour of Adoration and Benediction at St. Paul Parish, May 12, 2014.

Thousands swarm Harvard campus for prayer, protest

May 13, 2014

Amid the last-minute cancellation of a planned satanic black mass re-enactment, some 2,000 people gathered on Harvard's campus to take... Read more

Crimson banners hang outside Memorial Church on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 6, 2012.

Satanic black mass 'postponed indefinitely' amid outcry

May 12, 2014

By Michelle La Rosa, Adelaide Mena

A satanic black mass re-enactment being planned by a student group at Harvard University has been ‘postponed indefinitely’ and will... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

Masses, Adoration held across US in reparation for Harvard event

May 12, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

Catholics across the U.S. and around the world are gathering to hold Eucharistic Adoration and Masses in reparation for the... Read more

Harvard black mass raises questions about application of tolerance

May 12, 2014

By Michelle La Rosa

Harvard University’s acceptance of a satanic black mass re-enactment on campus raises larger questions of tolerance and whether it is... Read more

The satanic service is scheduled to take place in Queen's Head Pub in the basement of Memorial Hall at Harvard.

Harvard president: satanic mass 'abhorrent' but may proceed

May 12, 2014

The president of Harvard said that a student group’s plans to hold a re-enactment of a satanic black mass are... Read more