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Satanists Return Stolen Host to Archbishop Coakley (483)

The organizer of a Sept. 21 black mass surrendered the consecrated host, one day after the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City filed a lawsuit for its recovery.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City's archbishop voiced relief that satanists organizing a black mass in the city returned a stolen host that was to be desecrated, but restated his concern that the event should happen at all.

The host was given to a priest Aug. 21 by an attorney representing Adam Daniels, who organized the black mass.

“I am relieved that we have been able to secure the return of the sacred Host, and that we have prevented its desecration as part of a planned satanic ritual,” Archbishop Paul Coakley said Aug. 21.

“I remain concerned about the dark powers that this satanic worship invites into our community and the spiritual danger that this poses to all who are involved in it,...READ MORE

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‘Black Masses’ and God’s Beloved Children (1694)

COMMENTARY: Mockery does not stop Jesus Christ — the Eternal Victor.

08/21/2014 Comment
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In just a few weeks, on Sept. 21, a “black mass” is scheduled to be conducted in Oklahoma City. 

The “celebrant” is Adam Daniels, a supposed “Satanic priest,” who has booked the Oklahoma Civic Center for the event. My good friend Archbishop Paul Coakley, the Catholic archbishop of Oklahoma City, has asked Christians everywhere to pray with and for the people of Oklahoma City in response to this event.

This is the second time in recent months that a black mass has become an issue in the United States. In May, a student club at Harvard University planned to stage such an event. After backlash from students and from the community, the event was moved from the Harvard campus, and it was...READ MORE

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‘The Giver’ Offers Reflection About Human Life, Free Will (490)

The World Over interviewed those involved in the film as well as the author of the book on which the movie is based.

08/21/2014 Comment
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The new dystopian movie The Giver has drawn praise for its deep thematic content on the value of human life, suffering, free will and the dangers of a world that distorts language to do evil.

“We all love to be comfortable,” actor Jeff Bridges, one of the movie’s leads, told EWTN's The World Over host Raymond Arroyo in an interview broadcast Aug. 14. “The movie asks the questions: What are you willing to pay for that comfort? What does that comfort cost?”

Bridges told Arroyo that he was drawn to the work because of its themes. “It’s provocative,” he added.

“Hopefully, it will have people asking these questions: What am I willing to do just to be comfortable? What is that costing me? Is...READ MORE

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Supreme Court Halts Marriage Redefinition in Virginia (741)

The high court’s action prevents the issuing of same-sex ‘marriage’ licenses, after a federal appeals court struck down the state’s marriage defense amendment last month.

08/21/2014 Comment

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court put a hold on same-sex “marriage” licenses in Virginia on Wednesday after a federal appeals court struck down the state’s marriage defense amendment in July.

“The Supreme Court acted wisely in restraining the lower court from implementing a ruling of this magnitude before the high court has a chance to decide the issue,” Byron Babione, Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel, said in a statement. The group represented the defense of the marriage amendment in court.

After the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the amendment and refused to grant a stay on the issuing of same-sex “marriage” licenses in the state, the Prince William County...READ MORE

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LCWR Assembly 2014: Sticking to a Dangerous Course (3721)

NEWS ANALYSIS: The leaders of the religious sisters’ organization seem content to remain more confrontational than conciliatory, at the expense of Church unity.

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Logo of the 2014 assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

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NASHVILLE — For the third year in a row, the question of how the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) would respond to a Vatican mandate to reform the organization spiked high interest in the group’s annual assembly Aug. 12-15.

And for the third year in a row, the assembly ended not with a bang, but a whimper.

Some fireworks did ignite as the main speakers spent most of their energy defending positions taken by the LCWR, even openly criticizing the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), which had ordered the reform in April of 2012 after a three-year doctrinal assessment. Executive sessions that excluded non-members of LCWR also reportedly focused on the mandate.

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Journalist James Foley Turned to Prayer for Strength (6151)

The journalist was fortified by the Rosary during his imprisonment. After Foley’s execution by militant Muslims, his family and community pray for comfort.

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James Foley's parents, John and Diane, talk to reporters Aug. 20 outside their home in Rochester, N.H.

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Prayer not only served as a source of strength for Catholic journalist James Foley — who was allegedly killed by militant Islamic State forces — but is now a foundation for his family and community.



The Foley's bishop, Bishop Peter Libasci of Manchester, N.H., told EWTN on Aug. 20 that the news of the journalist’s death is “very, very troubling,” but that the family and community have been “praying for him and for news of his whereabouts” since Foley's disappearance in Nov. 2012.

“It has been a family that has continued to pray,” the bishop said, adding that the community has also offered its support and prayers since Foley went missing.  



“You just know that the...READ MORE

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Archbishop Coakley Files Lawsuit Against Black Mass Organizers (67714)

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City filed the lawsuit at noon today, asserting that the organizers’ consecrated host is Church property and was obtained fraudulently.

08/20/2014 Comments (68)
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Statue of St. Michael defeating the devil in Hamburg, Germany

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Attorneys for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City filed a lawsuit at noon today to stop the satanic black mass that organizers are planning to stage next month in the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall.

The lawsuit asks the Oklahoma County Sheriff‘s Office to retrieve the consecrated host that the event‘s organizers claim to have, and return it to Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul Coakley. The lawsuit also argues that the consecrated host was obtained under fraudulent circumstances, and thus it must be returned to the archdiocese.

“Our contention is that they are in possession of stolen property,” Archbishop Coakley told the Register. “They cannot complete their satanic ritual...READ MORE

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Pope: Catholic Church Is Korea’s ‘Guardian of Memory and Hope’ (879)

In his weekly general audience, the Holy Father reflected on his just-concluded apostolic visit to the Asian nation.

08/20/2014 Comment
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Pope Francis addresses religious communities Aug. 16 in Kkottongnaeon, South Korea.

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis discussed his recent trip to South Korea in his General Audience address Wednesday, saying its significance is found in the three words memory, hope, and witness.

In South Korea “the Church is the guardian of memory and of hope: and is a spiritual family in which adults transmit to youths the torch of the faith received from the elderly; the memory of the witnesses of the past becomes a new witness in the present, and hope for the future,” he said Aug. 20 at the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall. 



“In light of this it is possible to read the two principal events of this voyage: the beatification of 124 Korean martyrs, who are added to those canonized 30 years ago by St....READ MORE

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