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Oklahoma City archbishop asks civic officials to reconsider approval for 'black mass'

Catholic World News - July 02, 2014

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City has asked civic leaders to reconsider the approval of plans for a “black mass” to be held at the city’s Civic Center in September.

Saying that a black mass is “a satanic inversion and distortion of the most sacred beliefs” of Catholics and other Christians, the archbishop said that the faithful are “astonished and grieved” that the event has been scheduled as a form of entertainment.

Archbishop Coakley said that if city officials allow the event, “we will have to consider other peaceful, prayerful and respectful options to demonstrate our opposition to this publicly supported sacrilegious act.” Meanwhile he asked the faithful of Oklahoma to pray for a change of heart among public officials.

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  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Jul. 04, 2014 10:56 AM ET USA

    The Devil never rests. He couldn't pull it off in Boston, so he is making a bolder attempt in Oklahoma City. We all need to pray that the event is canceled.

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