Archbishop Sues Over "Black Mass" Planned In Oklahoma
The archbishop of Oklahoma City is suing to stop a group of Satanists from staging a "Black Mass" there.
Archbishop Paul Coakley alleges the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu and its leader Adam Daniels is using a communion wafer stolen from the Catholic Church to be used in the mass.
It is scheduled for September 21st at the Oklahoma City Civic Center.
According to the lawsuit, only ordained Catholic ministers or extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion can handle the consecrated host. A consecrated host is a wafer of bread that Catholics believe is the body and blood of Jesus.
Daniels is refusing to say how he obtained the communion wafer and is reportedly considering suing Coakley for defamation.