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Oklahoma Catholics respond to Black Mass with Eucharistic processions

September 22, 2014

Hundreds of Catholics participated in a Eucharistic procession through the streets of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on September 21, and hundreds more joined in a similar devotion in Tulsa, in response to the staging of a Black Mass.

The Black Mass was performed, despite heavy opposition, at a small basement theater in Oklahoma City’s civic center. A heavy police presence restrained protesters who picketed the Satanic service.

However, a much larger number—estimated at over 3,000—joined in Eucharistic adoration led by Archbishop Paul Coakley. The archbishop told participants that the city “has been targeted by dark forces,” and decried the Black Mass, “which to the shame of our city is allowed to proceed.” But he reminded the faithful that “Christ conquered Satan.”

In Tulsa, another 1,600 Catholics also participated in Eucharistic adoration at the city’s cathedral, and joined in a Eucharistic procession through the streets.


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  • Posted by: Deo Vindice - Sep. 23, 2014 10:25 AM ET USA

    Great comment LAK321! I Agree! I think it was beautiful that Eucharistic procession and adoration was done in Oklahoma City and the turn out was good! We had Adoration and benediction after our Mass this past Sunday in response to the black mass in Oklahoma. Benediction and Adoration should be done more often, and not just becuase of black masses

  • Posted by: lak321 - Sep. 22, 2014 6:59 PM ET USA

    When are we going to enforce communion in the tongue so they cant get Him for their -real- black Masses?