From the National Catholic Register:
Thousands of Catholics across Oklahoma responded to a sparsely attended black mass in Oklahoma City with prayers, Eucharistic processions, and demonstrations, as the city’s archbishop emphasized God’s love and mercy.
“We are gathered as witnesses to hope at a time when darkness seems to be gaining ground both here and around the world,” Archbishop Paul Coakley said in a homily for a Holy Hour at Oklahoma City’s St. Francis of Assisi parish on the afternoon of Sept. 21 attended by more than 2,000.
… The occult group Dakhma of Angra Mainyu had scheduled a black mass at the city-run music hall. A black mass is a sacrilegious ceremony that invokes Satan and mocks the Mass, involving the desecration of the Eucharist, generally by stealing a consecrated Host from a parish and using it in a profane, sexual ritual.
Adam Daniels, who organized the event, had claimed to have in his possession a consecrated host mailed to him by a friend. However, on Aug. 21 his attorney gave the reputed Host to a priest of the Oklahoma City archdiocese after a facing a lawsuit that charged the host was stolen property.
… [Bishop Edward Slattery of the Diocese of Tulsa] said that black mass organizers “embrace evil and anger and revenge” while Catholics preach “God loving humanity. Forgiveness, love, mercy and peace.”
“We counteract hate by forgiveness, by love and by showing what is beautiful.”
Read the whole story at the National Catholic Register.