Archdiocese of Boston Issues Statement Opposing Harvard’s Satanic “Black Mass” Reenactment

A Harvard University student club is hosting a satanic “black mass” reenactment to promote and celebrate satanic worship and witchcraft.

The ritual will be conducted by The Satanic Temple and is expected to take place on May 12 at the campus bar and the event will be hosted by the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club.

My Fox Boston reported:

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The Archdiocese of Boston is upset about the event, and they’re hoping Harvard reconsiders. Even though it will be happening on campus, it doesn’t appear school administrators will be getting involved.

A Harvard University student club is hosting the satanic black mass reenactment to celebrate witchcraft and satanic worship. The ritual is expected to take place at an on campus bar May 12 and the

The performance will be conducted by The Satanic Temple, a group known to stir up controversy.

FOX 25’s reporter Jarrod Holbrook spoke to their leader by phone and when asked if the ritual will be mocking other religious beliefs, he said, “Well that’s more of a creation of the religions that decry it themselves.”

The Archdiocese of Boston fired back with this response, “The Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Boston expresses its deep sadness and strong opposition to the plan to stage a black mass on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.”

The Archdiocese of Boston issued the following statement:

The Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Boston expresses its deep sadness and strong opposition to the plan to stage a “black mass” on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.

For the good of the Catholic faithful and all people, the Church provides clear teaching concerning Satanic worship. This activity separates people from God and the human community, it is contrary to charity and goodness, and it places participants dangerously close to destructive works of evil.

In a recent statement, Pope Francis warned of the danger of being naïve about or underestimating the power of Satan, whose evil is too often tragically present in our midst. We call upon all believers and people of good will to join us in prayer for those who are involved in this event, that they may come to appreciate the gravity of their actions, and in asking Harvard to disassociate itself from this activity.


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