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Successful return of host may curtail future public 'Black Masses'

A woman receives Holy Communion from an assisting priest during Mass in St. Peter's Square in Rome.
A woman receives Holy Communion from an assisting priest during Mass in St. Peter's Square in Rome.
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California Attorney Michael Caspino, who represented the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City in the recent lawsuit filed to recover a consecrated Eucharistic host from a Satanic group which planned to desecrate it in a September 21st "Black Mass," told Catholic News Agency yesterday that the apparently-successful attempt to recover Our Lord's Body from the group may put an end to such anti-Christ public ceremonies in the future. “I don’t think we’re going to see Satanists doing this again, or they’ll going to understand we’re going to come after them, anywhere, any time this happens,” Caspino said. Adam Daniels, a leader of the occult group, claimed he was in possession of a consecrated host, which prompted a lawsuit based on the principle that the host was stolen from a Catholic Church, and the Church has had dominion over the Eucharist for 2,000 years. Within a day of the suit being fild, the host was returned to the Archdiocese.

Caspino said that the blasphemous event may take place, but it will be far less significant. “We’ve now gutted the significance of their black mass. Now it’s really just a bad show with bad actors. “We live in a society under our Constitution that allows people to do dumb things. And now they’re going to do something dumb. I don’t support it, I think it’s terrible, but we don’t really have much as far as legal means to stop them from doing this crazy show," the attorney said. “The great thing is that we got the Eucharist back and the significance of the show is now gone.”