Skip to comments.Letter to Harvard President Drew G. Faust about the Satanic Mass at Harvard
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 thats supposed to take place on Monday, May 12 at the Queens Head Pub within Memorial Hall.
To argue, as the Extension Schools Press Release did, that its 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 were 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 Islams 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.
Its not enough for Harvard to put out a press release saying that Harvard doesnt 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 wouldnt 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 Harvards reputation as well as occupy the most prominent position of all to demonstrate what Harvard stands for. Please grasp that Harvards 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 cant 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 Im really embarrassed to be associated with Harvard. Im sure there are many other alumni who are similarly ashamed.
Theres 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 Harvards 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.
Im 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 Sterlings racist comments.
Thats what this situation warrants. Thats what you have the power to do. And thats what Im asking and praying that you will do.
Respectfully, (Fr.) Roger Landry, AB 92
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.
Didn’t Obama go to Harvard?
Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t. I don’t think we will ever know for sure.
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.
The president of Harvard is named 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,
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?
...as is ‘Faustian bargain’. I thought the same thing!
I caught that too- the irony... he should read the story of Faust- it doesn’t end well... he is ripped apart by demons.
Yeah, same reaction here.
I wouldn't count on that, Fr Landry.
I know that’s crazy. What are the odds?
I thought the same thing. How fitting, both making a pact with Satan.
I agree with you, not the good father.
This whole thing sounds so . . . Faustian!
Drew is a woman- and a doctor- hence Dr.Faust: doctoral degree (1975) in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania.
They are just coming out of the closet.
It is a hallmark of the progressive mind to be unable to recognize the difference between good and evil.
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.
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.
Consider that graphic stolen...
The whole Satanic mass idea is positively Faustian!
Wow that’s Obama’s face!
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?