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Sr. Laura Mainetti’s vestition ceremony in 1959.

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

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’

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gargoyle.

A tale of Satanists and political maneuvering in Arizona

Even though the Satanists lost, they won.  Read more

Black mass organizers face lawsuit over stolen Host

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Satanic mass organizers: Catholic outcry paranoid, intolerant

A Harvard student group organizing a re-enactment of a satanic black mass on campus has dismissed Catholic critics, calling their... Read more

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

Priest sees deluge of support against Harvard 'black mass'

A Harvard chaplain says a student group's plans to re-enact a satanic black mass on campus has elicited a strong... Read more

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

Harvard 'black mass' event met with shock, outcry

A Harvard student group’s plans to re-enact a satanic black mass on campus has prompted outrage from Catholics who say... Read more