OKLAHOMA CITY — 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, which was attended by more than 2,000.
“We know that Christ is victorious! He has conquered Satan. He has destroyed the reign of sin and the power of death through his holy cross and glorious resurrection.”...READ MORE