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Victory at Harvard: Satan defeated, the Eucharist enthroned (satanist reactions)
Catholic Culture ^ | May 13, 2014 | Phil Lawler

Posted on 05/13/2014 2:36:43 PM PDT by NYer

Against all odds, last night became a great victory for the Catholic faith in the Archdiocese of Boston. Rather than a desecration of the Eucharist, the most noteworthy public event in Cambridge was a Eucharistic procession that stretched for several blocks. At Harvard, St. Paul’s church was packed, with many people standing outside the doors, for an hour of adoration ending in Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

The black mass that had been scheduled for the Harvard campus did not take place there. Although Harvard’s President Drew Faust refused to intervene, the extension-school students who were sponsoring the event (and who, tellingly, had never identified themselves) backed out at the 11th hour. After issuing a series of conflicting messages, the Satanic Temple members who had planned the outrage announced that the black mass had finally taken place later Monday night, in an upstairs room at a nondescript Chinese restaurant.

Did the black mass actually take place? As evidence for that, we have nothing but the word of people who say that they serve the Father of Lies. The bartender at the Hong Kong acknowledges that some members of the Satanic Temple were drinking there. If indeed a satanic ritual was enacted, it was done furtively, in darkness—rejected rather than welcomed, even at a university that generally scoffs at faith.

On the way home after the Eucharistic holy hour at St. Paul’s, a friend ran into some of the Satanic Temple followers in Harvard Square. She reported:

They seemed angry, had really embraced the ugly, and some of them were even masked or hiding their faces behind a cape. I was thinking that one doesn't hide oneself if he feels good about what he is doing.

Inside St. Paul’s church, there were no feelings of anger: only a deep, quiet, firm faith. It is impossible to capture the mood of the assembly, but the photos on the archdiocesan Facebook page offer some clues. A Boston Globe photographer captured an image of the crowded church, and several moving shots of the procession. The young people kneeling on the stone steps, the reverent hush in the church, the booming resonance of the Tantum Ergo all radiated the vigor and joy of the Catholic faith. 

As the procession made its way slowly down Massachusetts Avenue, some passersby dropped to their knees before our Eucharistic Lord; others joined in the hymns. I could not count the people who crowded into the MIT chapel to start the procession, but I know that many others joined along the route. When was the last time that the city of Cambridge, bastion of secular liberalism, saw such a strong display of the Catholic faith?

Something special happened in Cambridge last night, and I confidently predict that we shall see the results for years to come. Grace is real, and grace works in unpredictable ways. How many non-Catholic Harvard students went to St. Paul’s to show respect for their Catholic friends, and saw something there that will spark an interest in the faith, and draw them to the Church? How many young men, as they renewed their devotion to the Eucharist, felt the first stirrings of a call to the priesthood? We didn’t merely win a battle in the spiritual combat; we launched an offensive.

And all this happened because a few deluded students scheduled a blasphemous mockery, and the Catholic community responded appropriately: not with an impotent fit of anger but with a confident show of faith. Satan overplayed his hand, and got burned again.


TOPICS: Catholic; Prayer; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: blackmass; harvard; satanist

In case you missed it, check out the photo gallery from last night.

Blessed Sacrament Procession in Cambridge MA

1 posted on 05/13/2014 2:36:43 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 05/13/2014 2:37:01 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

A happy ending! I’m so pleased!


3 posted on 05/13/2014 2:40:26 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: NYer

Hallelujah!!!


4 posted on 05/13/2014 2:42:13 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: NYer

Great victory, but our Lord can turn anything into a victory.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 2:42:20 PM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: NYer

Gloria in excelsis Deo!


6 posted on 05/13/2014 2:43:23 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: NYer

Truly a miracle. Amen!


7 posted on 05/13/2014 2:44:15 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NYer

It’s like the Feast of Corpus Christi in my old hometown, 40 or 50 years ago. The streets got quiet. People knelt on curbs, sidewalks, porches. The Lord was honored.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 2:46:55 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Tantum ergo Sacramentum, veneremur cernui.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Outside of EWTN on Corpus Christi and my parish on Holy Thursday evening, this is the only other time I see a procession.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 2:51:15 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NYer

Won the battle but, if you look at everything else going on in that Godless Hellhole, we still aren’t winning the war.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 2:55:04 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: NYer

BTTT!

The honor and glory is God’s and God’s alone.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 2:57:23 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

No, but this was very important. Harvard dropped the ball, because this was not a matter of “free speech,” which would be something like the Satanists coming out and saying “I hate the Catholic Church” or “I hate ...whatever...”

It was a parody of a Catholic rite; I doubt that Harvard would have supported a parody of the Muslims gashing themselves on the head during the day of the ascension of Mohammed’s horse or whatever it is.

Also, notice that the Satanists know where the truth is - and that’s where they attacked. But fortunately, this seems to have galvanized Catholics.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 3:20:43 PM PDT by livius
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To: NYer

**As the procession made its way slowly down Massachusetts Avenue, some passersby dropped to their knees before our Eucharistic Lord; others joined in the hymns. I could not count the people who crowded into the MIT chapel to start the procession, but I know that many others joined along the route. When was the last time that the city of Cambridge, bastion of secular liberalism, saw such a strong display of the Catholic faith?**

Things that bishops dream of.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 3:29:07 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

**A Boston Globe photographer captured an image of the crowded church, and several moving shots of the procession. The young people kneeling on the stone steps, the reverent hush in the church, the booming resonance of the Tantum Ergo all radiated the vigor and joy of the Catholic faith.**

God bless them one and all.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 3:30:30 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx1-PVDJdXo


15 posted on 05/13/2014 3:43:02 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: NYer

Tantum ergo Sacramentum
veneremur cernui!


16 posted on 05/13/2014 3:46:53 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

But the seeds of new or renewed Christian/Catholic faith has been planted.


17 posted on 05/13/2014 3:58:19 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
Outside of EWTN on Corpus Christi and my parish on Holy Thursday evening, this is the only other time I see a procession.

Traditional Catholics have continued the custom and hold processions such as this one multiple times throughout the liturgical year. Note the large contingent of traditional Catholics from Still River, SSPX, and TFP who were leading the procession in defense of Our Lord.

18 posted on 05/13/2014 4:02:35 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: bunkerhill7

Thanks for that link.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 4:04:48 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: bunkerhill7

That video left me in tears...


20 posted on 05/13/2014 4:05:59 PM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: BlatherNaut

I am overjoyed that we Catholics are not afraid to defend the Holy Faith.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 4:08:20 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NYer

Now it is time to PRAY for the CONVERSION of ALL to Christ, including those involved in the satanic black mass.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 4:17:03 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NYer

Americans put aside their affairs and went to the Bundy ranch. Then they did the same at Harvard. The Left has been getting away with their nonsense for a HELL of a long time. It’s good to see a NEW trend.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 4:20:19 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: The Great RJ

Et antiquum documentum,
Novo cedat retui.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 6:30:33 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: AnAmericanMother

prestat fides sacramentum
sensuum defectui


25 posted on 05/13/2014 6:51:59 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: bunkerhill7

The glory of Christ’s church is seen in that video of young and old and all nationalities following the Eucharist and singing God’s praises.

What a lovely sight:)


26 posted on 05/13/2014 6:57:22 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: NYer

“Something special happened in Cambridge last night”
Indeed it did!

Wonderful news, I am so proud of those people. The pictures on Facebook are heartwarming.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 7:02:37 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: NYer

For the past several years, I have had the honor of being one of four carrying the canopy over the Blessed Sacrament on Holy Thursday in the procession after Mass to the Adoration Chapel.

It’s funny to see that others have trouble keeping it from bowing in the middle:)


28 posted on 05/13/2014 7:26:08 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: NYer

Resist Satan and he will flee.

We praise Thee o Lord and we adore Thee.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 7:51:08 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: miss marmelstein
A happy ending! I'm so pleased!

DITTO.

30 posted on 05/13/2014 9:19:12 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: NYer
And all this happened because a few deluded students scheduled a blasphemous mockery, and the Catholic community responded appropriately: not with an impotent fit of anger but with a confident show of faith. Satan overplayed his hand, and got burned again.

This kind of thing will continue to happen until God finally decides to end it all for us.

That it happened at Harvard is what is most interesting. I guess those Eucharist haters came from backgrounds which inculcated SOME kind of hatred of our beloved Lord and His marvelous gift of the Eucharist to us Catholics.

Satan tempts the weak, the confused and the angry. I guess he found a few at Harvard.

31 posted on 05/13/2014 9:23:38 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: NYer
Harvard’s President Drew Faust... Dr. Faustus!
32 posted on 05/13/2014 9:40:45 PM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: NYer

That’s nice.Would be nice to hear the Black Mass side of what they did as I found out they went though with it..Do they have a twitter account.I heard they did not use a Host which is good.Dumb Souls just called up the Devil,Lucifer.


33 posted on 05/13/2014 9:51:04 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Jvette

Genitori, Genitoque, laus et jubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque sit, et benedictio . . .


34 posted on 05/14/2014 2:46:26 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: AnAmericanMother

procedenti ab utroque
compar sit laudatio

Amen

St Aquinas, Pray for us.


35 posted on 05/14/2014 3:12:29 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: Jvette
Amen.

:-)

36 posted on 05/14/2014 5:21:11 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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