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Archbishop preparing a prayerful public response to "Black Mass"

 

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley is in the process of preparing a prayerful public response to the proposed Black Mass on September 21.  Please watch the Archdiocesan website for further information.

 

 

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“Deliver us from evil. Amen.”

By Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
Archbishop of Oklahoma City

Recently I came across a schedule of events for the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.   Imagine my astonishment upon reading about a ticketed “Black Mass” performance that will be presented at this public institution! 

I am willing to give the benefit of the doubt and assume that this event was scheduled without knowledge of what was going to be taking place.  The so-called Black Mass is an occult ritual normally carried out in secret among those initiated into its dark mysteries.  It is astonishing that this is being performed in such a public way and in public space.  In a Black Mass a consecrated Sacred Host, obtained by stealth from a Catholic Mass, is corrupted in a vile and sexual manner and then becomes the sacrifice of this pseudo Mass offered in homage to Satan.

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Emmaus Days Retreat

“Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.” Luke 24: 35

Priests have the awesome responsibility of participating in Christ’s sacrifice, in the changing of bread and wine into Body and Blood at every Mass. They shepherd the people of God through every stage of life, from baptisms, to marriages, to the final hours of life. Are you being called to this extraordinary way of life? Emmaus Days is a retreat for young men in high school or those who have just graduated to learn about the call to
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Archdiocese ordains largest class of priests since 1991

An occasion of joy and thanksgiving for the Church in Oklahoma

By Tina Korbe Dzurisin
For the Sooner Catholic

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 28, 2014) – At 10 a.m., Saturday, June 28, in a highly-anticipated ceremony at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City, Archbishop Paul Coakley ordained five men to the priesthood – the largest priestly class to come out of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City since 1991.

"Today is an extraordinary day," Archbishop Coakley said June 28. "It’s been more than 20 years since we have had the great privilege to ordain as many priests in one day as we have the privilege and joy of ordaining this day."

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Videos

 

Watch the transitional diaconate ordination of: Lance Warren, Danny Grover and Aaron Foshee. The ordination was June 7 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City.

 

Podcasts

A Very Effective Evangelist in a Very Tough PlacePodcast
by Sooner Catholic
Earlier this year, Deacon Roy Forsythe stopped in the Office of New Evangelization to inquire about opportunities for evangelizing prisoners at the county jail where he ministers. He indicated that he has about 10 minutes of one-on-one time with each prisoner, and sometimes there can be 40 men waiting to see him on a given day. With only ten minutes, he doesn’t waste time--he goes for the sale. He then made his sales pitch to me, and I was so impressed that I thought perhaps it might be helpful to others to encounter his method. It is outstanding. Beginning from here, Deacon Forsythe has had the opportunity to bring many prisoners into full communion with Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church. Have a listen, and ponder how you might adapt the same content when you are having dinner with a friend, a chat with a teen, or a conversation with a co-worker. Perhaps more to the point, how could such a sales pitch be built into various ministry contexts with people who need to take a step forward with Jesus? If it can work in a jail, where else can it work?
Date: 5/5/14
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“Deliver us from evil. Amen.”

Recently I came across a schedule of events for the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.   Imagine my astonishment upon reading about a ticketed “Black Mass” performance that will be presented at this public institution! 

I am willing to give the benefit of the doubt and assume that this event was scheduled without knowledge of what was going to be taking place.  The so-called Black Mass is an occult ritual normally carried out in secret among those initiated into its dark mysteries.  It is astonishing that this is being performed in such a public way and in public space.  In a Black Mass a consecrated Sacred Host, obtained by stealth from a Catholic Mass, is corrupted in a vile and sexual manner and then becomes the sacrifice of this pseudo Mass offered in homage to Satan.

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"Libranos del Mal. Amén”.

Recientemente me encontré con un programa de eventos para el Teatro del Centro Cívico (Music Hall Civic Center en inglés)  en Oklahoma City. ¡Imaginen mi asombro al leer acerca de boletos para una función de una "Misa Negra", que se presentará en esta institución pública!

Estoy dispuesto a darle el beneficio de la duda y asumir que este evento estaba programado sin el conocimiento de lo que se va a llevar a cabo. La llamada Misa Negra es un ritual oculto normalmente llevado a cabo en secreto entre los iniciados en sus misterios oscuros. Es asombroso que esto se esté realizando de manera pública y en espacio público. En una Misa Negra una Sagrada Hostia consagrada, obtenida por  sigilo de una Misa Católica, es corrompida de una manera vil y sexual y luego se convierte en el sacrificio de esta falsa Misa ofrecida en homenaje a Satanás.

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