Satan never rests. So, once again, Catholics are having to fight against a black mass, this time one planned for September 21 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall.
Father Roger Landry has a piece in the National Catholic Register, encouraging all Catholics, not just those living in Oklahoma, to help combat this outrage. Father Landry is from Massachusetts where they successfully prevented a black mass on the Harvard campus. He is also the national chaplain for Catholic Voices USA, a group which offers communications workshops for Catholics who want to work in the public square and also helps place Catholic voices in various media.
Father Landry spells out clearly and concisely the arguments Catholics can use in situations like this one with both non-Catholics and government leaders. He also suggests signing a petition urging the event be cancelled. Go to https://www.tfpstudentaction.org/ to do so.
Oklahoma City’s archbishop, Paul Coakley, is asking for prayer and penance including the recitation of the Prayer to St. Michael at the conclusion of every Mass through the Feast of the Archangels on September 29. He is also inviting all Catholics, Christians and people of good will to join him in prayer for a Holy Hour, outdoor Eucharistic Procession and Benediction at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Oklahoma City at 3 p.m on September 21.
It won’t end here, of course. As I said in my opening, Satan never rests. I can’t imagine such a thing as a black mass being enacted anywhere, most especially in a public forum; but it will inevitably be tried again and again. One wonders what will befall us all if it persists and happens. God will not be mocked.