TFP started Aug. 13 with a goal of 50,000 petition signers and already has garnered 67,000. It has now raised the goal to 100,000. “Your petition, together with many more, will be presented to the Civic Center, as well as the Mayor of Oklahoma City and the Governor of Oklahoma before September 21,” the site says.
The “black mass” ceremony has traditionally been performed by satanic cults to mock the Catholic Church’s celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
But the city appears intent on treating the satanists the same as any other group.
“For more than 1 billion Catholics worldwide, the Mass is the most sacred of religious rituals,” the archbishop said. “It is the center of Catholic worship and celebrates Jesus Christ’s redemption of the world by his death and resurrection. We are grateful for the gift of the Eucharist and pray that this threatened sacrilege will heighten our appreciation and deepen our faith in the Lord’s Eucharistic presence among us.”