Oklahoma archbishop brings suit to stop Black Mass
Catholic World News - August 20, 2014
Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City has filed a lawsuit in an Oklahoma court to stop the Black Mass scheduled for the Oklahoma City Civic Center in September.
The lawsuit argues that the organizers of the Black Mass, who have claimed to have possession of a consecrated host, can only have obtained it by fraud. “Our legal theory is very simple,” explained Michael Caspino, a lawyer for the archdiocese: “A consecrated Eucharist belongs to the Church.”
Archbishop Coakley told the National Catholic Register that if the organizers of the Black Mass are truthful in saying that they obtained a consecrated host, then they are holding stolen property. “They cannot complete their satanic ritual without a consecrated host, and they have no means of acquiring one except through theft,” he said.
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