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Letter to Harvard President Drew G. Faust about the Satanic Mass at Harvard
CatholicPreaching.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Fr. Roger Landry

Posted on 05/09/2014 11:04:41 AM PDT by edwinland

Dear President Faust,

I am writing to ask you to use your office to intervene to shut down the terribly ill-advised and totally insensitive Satanic Mass that’s supposed to take place on Monday, May 12 at the Queens Head Pub within Memorial Hall.

To argue, as the Extension School’s Press Release did, that it’s about education or freedom of expression or assembly or religion is silly. We all know that if there were to be a seance to communicate with the soul of Adolf Hitler, Harvard would never countenance it, first because we’re clearly dealing with conjuring evil, and second because it would be terribly injurious to Jewish members of the Harvard community and the wider community.

We also all know that if an “independent student organization” were trying to host an event in which there would be reenacting the burning of a copy of the Koran, it likewise would never be permitted, because Harvard would never associate itself with the desecration of Islam’s sacred text or allow its name or property to be used in something that would obviously outrage the spiritual sensibilities of Muslims.

A ceremony invoking Satan, mocking the Catholic Mass and desecrating what Catholics believe to be the Body of Jesus Christ — or if, implausibly, an unconsecrated host will be used, something that is at least meant to symbolize the Eucharist — should be treated in the same way.

It’s not enough for Harvard to put out a press release saying that Harvard doesn’t “endorse the views or activities of any independent student organization.” Harvard simply would never allow itself or its properties to be associated with events that mock the religious beliefs, desecrate the sacred texts, or insult the spiritual sensitivities of Jews or Muslims. Likewise it wouldn’t allow its reputation or institution to be affiliated in any way with the activities or views of an “independent student organization” that was reenacting the lynchings of African Americans or homophobic attacks or violence against women. Harvard would act decisively in those situations, both out of just concern for its own reputation but also out of moral outrage against such insensitivity that clear thinking, ethical people immediately recognize as evil.

You have a special responsibility over Harvard’s reputation as well as occupy the most prominent position of all to demonstrate what Harvard stands for. Please grasp that Harvard’s present acquiescence to allowing its campus to be the setting for this Satanic Mass and its up-until-now anemic response have already brought the University local, national and international derision. The Founders of Harvard would, I think, be ashamed that a school to which they gave the motto Veritas: Christo et Ecclesiae would allow itself to be used in any way whatsoever as the staging for Satanic worship.

Yesterday I was asked by about two dozen people about what my alma mater was doing in allowing this mockery of Catholicism and this acquiescence in the conjuring of evil. I replied that I can’t fathom how this “dear mother” would have lost its capacity to see clearly and promptly how outrageous this is and that for the first time in my life I’m really embarrassed to be associated with Harvard. I’m sure there are many other alumni who are similarly ashamed.

There’s still time to remedy this situation and clearly communicate that mockery and desecration of the religious rites, objects, and sensitivities of others have no place at Harvard.

By shutting this event down and not just dissociating itself from what was supposed to happen but by forcefully condemning it, you would not only remedy the damage to Harvard’s reputation that has already taken place but set the type of example for educational institutions and the broader culture that Harvard has prided itself in setting for 378 years.

I’m hoping that you will use your office to respond as strongly to this insensitivity as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently used his office to respond to Donald Sterling’s racist comments.

That’s what this situation warrants. That’s what you have the power to do. And that’s what I’m asking and praying that you will do.

Respectfully, (Fr.) Roger Landry, AB 92


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: catholic; harvard
When Terry Jones threatened to burn a Koran Harvard professors denounced him even though the act wasn't taking place at Harvard:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/09/13/quran.case.roundup/

But when Harvard students plan to desecrate that which is most sacred to Catholics inside one of Harvard's principal buildings, all we get is a few mealy mouthed statements about free speech.

1 posted on 05/09/2014 11:04:41 AM PDT by edwinland
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To: edwinland

Didn’t Obama go to Harvard?


2 posted on 05/09/2014 11:07:20 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t. I don’t think we will ever know for sure.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 11:10:04 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: edwinland

Why cannot people see how many things are happening in concert to marginalise true Christianity prior to driving it underground? I am realising more and more how truly the Blessed Hope, is indeed our hope, our only hope.

The stage is being set for the Tribulation.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 11:10:41 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: edwinland

The president of Harvard is named Faust?????

Seriously???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faust

Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend. He is a scholar who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, so he makes a pact with the Devil,


5 posted on 05/09/2014 11:11:00 AM PDT by roostercashews (Having a gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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To: edwinland

Thank you for posting that.

My husband is starting an MBA program there 5/12/14. The same day they do they Satan worship thing. He bought a ticket for me and my daughter, for the following week to visit.

I don’t know how I to get out of this?


6 posted on 05/09/2014 11:16:09 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: roostercashews

...as is ‘Faustian bargain’. I thought the same thing!


7 posted on 05/09/2014 11:18:22 AM PDT by madameguinot
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To: roostercashews

I caught that too- the irony... he should read the story of Faust- it doesn’t end well... he is ripped apart by demons.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 11:19:58 AM PDT by zadox (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Reagan)
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To: roostercashews

WOW!


9 posted on 05/09/2014 11:20:59 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: madameguinot

Yeah, same reaction here.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 11:22:16 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
"We all know that if there were to be a seance to communicate with the soul of Adolf Hitler, Harvard would never countenance it"

I wouldn't count on that, Fr Landry.

11 posted on 05/09/2014 11:23:45 AM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: mrsmel
The stage is being set for the Tribulation

True dat!

12 posted on 05/09/2014 11:24:03 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: roostercashews

I know that’s crazy. What are the odds?


13 posted on 05/09/2014 11:26:00 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: roostercashews

I thought the same thing. How fitting, both making a pact with Satan.


14 posted on 05/09/2014 11:26:50 AM PDT by LukeL
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To: lonevoice

I agree with you, not the good father.


15 posted on 05/09/2014 11:27:39 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: dware; mrsmel

~~~The stage is being set for the Tribulation~~~

Yep


16 posted on 05/09/2014 11:37:56 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: roostercashews

This whole thing sounds so . . . Faustian!


17 posted on 05/09/2014 11:40:16 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: edwinland

Drew is a woman- and a doctor- hence Dr.Faust: doctoral degree (1975) in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 11:43:53 AM PDT by zadox (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Reagan)
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To: edwinland

They are just coming out of the closet.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 11:46:53 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: madameguinot; roostercashews

~~~Faust and the adjective Faustian imply a situation in which an ambitious person surrenders moral integrity in order to achieve power and success for a delimited term~~~

Gosh that sounds familiar ........... think I’ve seen him on TV .....


20 posted on 05/09/2014 11:47:40 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: edwinland

It is a hallmark of the progressive mind to be unable to recognize the difference between good and evil.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 12:09:21 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: roostercashews

If that is a surname he adopted as an adult of German heritage, then he must have known of the connotations. If that actually is his family name, perhaps he doesn’t know (of care) about the Faust of literature. Some families grow up amoral and completely secular, sadly seeing this as a state of achievement and progression. Some Jesuits may also fit this coldly linear description of detachment.


22 posted on 05/09/2014 12:15:57 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: blueunicorn6; null and void

23 posted on 05/09/2014 12:21:07 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: edwinland
President FAUST is enabling a SATANIC MASS at Harvard?!


24 posted on 05/09/2014 12:29:20 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: edwinland

Harvard should just let this happen. They should make it a weekly thing. I’m sure that all involved with this will do well. I mean, what could possibly go wrong with a weekly service to the Lord of darkness and Satan?

It should stand proudly as representing all that Harvard has become and is proposing as a form of enlightenment and education. If any local Catholics or Christians care, they should just have a service praying for the souls of those that are participating and allowing this to happen.

I’m sure that Satan and the Lord will look at these things with rapt attention. I’m sure that each will look upon his followers and treat them as loyal followers.


25 posted on 05/09/2014 12:58:33 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: F15Eagle

Consider that graphic stolen...


26 posted on 05/09/2014 1:04:42 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: null and void

I’d say it’s ‘spot on’ but then I’d be too obvious....


27 posted on 05/09/2014 1:11:09 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: edwinland
Dear President Faust,
I am writing to ask you to use your office to intervene..


The whole Satanic mass idea is positively Faustian!

28 posted on 05/09/2014 2:34:33 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: F15Eagle

Wow that’s Obama’s face!


29 posted on 05/09/2014 2:39:14 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (No one can come to me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.)
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To: edwinland

In Obamaland, Islam and Satanism are now protected and promoted religions while Christians are persecuted.

Will Harvard, in his commitment for freedom of expression, allow a ceremony centered around the desecration of the Koran, using it in a profane sexual ritual, or defecating and urinating on it?

Will Obama and Holder allow the desecration of the Koran with impunity as they are allowing the desecration of the most sacrosanct act of the Catholic Church? Will Obama put in jail those involved in the black mass as he put the Coptic Christian who dare to criticize Islam in a youtube for the Muslim persecution of Christians?


30 posted on 05/12/2014 2:34:14 PM PDT by Dqban22
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