by John Burger
A day after the Archbishop of Oklahoma City sued him, the leader of a satanic group that plans to stage a public “black mass” one month from today agreed to hand over what he claims is a consecrated Host.
“Facing a potential court order, Adams Daniels, leader of a Satanist group which had announced plans to hold a Black Mass next month in Oklahoma City, today agreed to return an illicitly obtained Consecrated Host to Archbishop Paul Coakley, head of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City,” said a press release from Busch & Caspino, the Orange County, Calif.-based firm that filed the lawsuit yesterday in Oklahoma City District Court on behalf of Archbishop Coakley
The Church has exercised “dominion and control” over all Consecrated Hosts for 2,000 years, said attorney Michael Caspino, CEO of Busch and Caspino. And Daniels and his organization, the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, had obtained one under fraudulent circumstances, Caspino said.
Yesterday, after the lawsuit was filed, Daniels told Aleteia that a Catholic priest living in another country is a member of the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu and consecrated a host for the purpose of using it in the black mass, planned for the Oklahoma City Civic Center.
“Today, Daniels agreed to return this sacred property. We stared down the devil and he blinked,” Caspino said. “We had no doubt the Court would respect our argument – rooted in both Canon and civil law – which maintains that all Consecrated Hosts belong to the Church. This is a tremendous victory for decency and respect for all religions. Any time anyone tries to desecrate this blessed property, we will be there to stop them.”
“A key part of the Black Mass is to desecrate or destroy a Consecrated Host,” Caspino said. “Without this sacred property, a Black Mass has absolutely no significance, so this group will not be able to hold its satanic ritual as planned.”