When it comes to faith, the one religion most often associated with the United States is Christianity. With almost 70 percent of American citizens believers in Christ, the Christian faith has more followers than any other religion in the nation.
However, out of all the different sects within Christianity, the one most often associated with ceremonies and traditions – either they be a specific order of how masses go or something as simple as the robes – is Catholicism.
Here on The Inquisitr, we reported numerous times on news associated with the Catholic faith. This includes the Catholic Pope calling for tolerance in Korea or the fact that Katie Holmes returned to the Catholic Church after her stint in Scientology.
Now there are reports coming in of an Oklahoma City Archbishop who is taking a group of Satanist to court because the Satanist want to use Communion wafers in their “Black Mass.”
According to an article by CBS, the satanic group, Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, plans to stage a “Black Mass” at the local civic center. Archbishop Paul Coakley sued Adam Daniels, the leader of the satanic group, because the obtained the Communion wafers unlawfully. The details of the lawsuit state that only ordained Catholic ministers or people approved by their local bishop can handle the Communion wafers.
This is actually a big deal to Catholic believers because Communion wafers are known as consecrated hosts, and in a Catholic mass, they become the “body” of Jesus Christ. This is in association with the Last Supper, when Christ told his disciples to eat bread, which he referred to as his “body”as he spoke the fateful words, “This Do in Remembrance of Me.”
Paul Coakley details the situation and the purpose of the Communion wafers in the following statement:
“Catholics believe Jesus Christ is truly present under the form of bread and wine in the Holy Eucharist and it is the source and summit of our faith. The local organizers of this satanic inversion intend to use a stolen consecrated Host obtained illicitly from a Catholic church to desecrate it as a sacrifice to Satan.”
Charisma News followed up on the article stating that the Black Mass has been held at the Oklahoma Civic Center for several years. Throughout those years, they have faced resistance from the state and local leaders. They also made many Oklahoma citizens angry, especially since they recognize themselves as deeply religious Christians.
We now want to know what you think about this religious situation. Are the Catholics in the right to protect the usage of Communion wafers, especially since it is reported the satanic group stole them in the first place? Or are the Catholics just being too uptight about the situation? Please let us know in the comments below.
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