Skip to comments.Is Harvard hosting a Black Mass?—UPDATED
Posted on 05/07/2014 2:17:22 PM PDT by NYer
This has popped up on Facebook in several places, so it seems worth noting.
Several bloggers have gotten emails announcing this event for next week, and Women of Grace has details:
The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club is hosting a black mass on May 12 to be staged by The Satanic Temple and which will include a consecrated host.
According to a press release from The Satanic Temple, they plan on presenting the black mass at the Queens Head Pub in Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA along with an academic narration that explores the rituals unique history and practice.
Priya Dua, of The Satanic Temples Public Relations office confirmed to us in an e-mail that Yes, there will be a consecrated host at the black mass.
This sounds, frankly, incredible. If it’s true, this is horrifying.
If it’s true.
The only source for this, right now, is The Satanic Temple, through its emails and flyers that have been posted around Harvard.
I could find no listing online for the “Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club” and the website for the Harvard Extension School lists nothing about this event or the “Cultural Studies Club.”
The website for the Queens Head Pub, likewise, lists nothing about this event. The pub, in fact, says it’s closed for the summer.
According to the report at Women of Grace, no one at Harvard has responded to requests for an interview about this, let alone confirmed it.
Again, the only confirmation comes from one source: the “Public Relations Office” of The Satanic Temple.
FWIW, The Satanic Temple is reportedly the same operation involved in erecting that statue of Satan in Oklahoma.
Add it all up, and I’d take all this with a grain of salt until Harvard or a second source can confirm that this event is real.
Meantime: I see my pal Elizabeth Scalia is having similar thoughts.
9: 45 am UPDATE: The Harvard Extension School says on its Facebook page, “We are looking into this and will share more information as we have it.”
11:15 am UPDATE: The Harvard Extension School has issued a statement. Tellingly, the school does not mention that the “controversial student event” includes a Satanic ritual that mimics and mocks a sacred liturgy, the Catholic Mass. How brave of them.
An independent student organization, the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club, plans to host a controversial student event.
Students at Harvard Extension School, like students at colleges across the nation, organize and operate a number of independent student organizations, representing a wide range of student interests.
Harvard Extension School does not endorse the views or activities of any independent student organization. But we do support the rights of our students and faculty to speak and assemble freely.
In this case, we understand that this independent student organization, the Cultural Studies Club, is hosting a series of eventsincluding a Shinto tea ceremony, a Shaker exhibition, and a Buddhist presentation on meditationas part of a student-led effort to explore different cultures.
Media inquiries should be directed to Jeff Neal, email@example.com, in the Harvard University Public Affairs and Communications Office.
This is where communion in the hand leads, ping!
I wonder if there’s free food and beer.
Probably so. Extreme debauchery done in public groups has often been choreographed as part of their ‘worship’.
I do hope they get out of this, presuming of course, that the majority of Harvard students would object. Could be I presume too much. I know nothing at all about the Harvard culture of today. I do know that the Alumini includes a few American Presidents.
Read where the “extension school” is affiliated somehow with Harvard, but that these attendees are not to be confused with Harvard students, because anyone can attend classes in this off campus location. May have been seen on New Advent website, where something was reported— I can’t remember.
Word is they will not be using a consecrated host, after all.
Hey I’m calling the Freedom From Religion Foundation!!! They’ll get right on it I’m sure.../s
A consecrated host is required for a Black Mass. Interesting that Satanists require a consecrated host. a plain, unconsecrated host is not sufficient. Now, if these Satanists do not believe in God or in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, why would they require a consecrated host for their desecration? By my calculation, they are indirectly acknowledging the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the host.
Well, when one considers that in a true/genuine/actual black mass, the ‘consecrated host’ is a human being (often a child/baby but any human will do in a pinch) that is sacrificed (read ‘killed’), I’m not sure what kind of PR stunt they were doing. But an actual black mass wasn’t it.
I would however bet that you could find a number of practicing (actual believing) Satanists working in Abortion clinics for that very reason.
And yes, I’m serious.
“What have we to do with Thee, Son of the most high God?”
Of course they recognize Christ; they’re satanists, not atheists. Which is what makes them evil.
- James 2:19
“I have respect for beer!” —”A Beautiful Mind”
Either naively or by crazed forethought any lunatic involved in this crackpot legerdemain knows the final answer is God. So, what’s the point?
Would they be so tolerant of a catholic church mass ?
An excellent question. I wonder what would happen if another “controversial” group offered to hold a religious ceremony parodying Muslim practice and desecrating a Koran? Well, I don’t really wonder...
Obama worship in the Ivy League has now officially gotten completely out of hand.
In before the Cardinal declares, “BRAVO!”
Who says they don't believe in God? They aren't atheists. They believe in and hate God.
This proves that Communism truly is secretly run by old Boston Brahmins!
No "indirectly" about it; this is precisely what "satanists" believe. Satanism is in fact merely Catholicism inverted in that it shares all the beliefs of Catholicism but then roots for the other side.
Where satanism and chrstianity are both wrong is in their belief in some sort of "fallen angel adversary" of G-d who runs an "independent" kingdom of evil. While Satan as understood by Judaism most certainly exists, the "satan" of chrstianity (and of satanism) does not.
And yes, I am aware that this teaching is explicitly taught in the "new testament." However, it is not in the Hebrew Bible.
I’m not Catholic, but I do sometimes watch “Women of Grace.” Good program.
Even if they are not using a consecrated host, they are committing a grave sin here. Jesus, please come soon.