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What Lies Beneath?

Dawn Eden did some digging and thinks there’s something behind black masses that will get the attention of liberals, non-religious, and the like. Don’t get me wrong on this: as a liturgist, I can feel my dander rising whenever my … Continue reading

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Skeptical About

RNS linked the Religion Dispatches account of the black mass controversy at Harvard. Worthwhile reading, but taken with a grain of salt. When things get to the point of death threats, I think “hysteria” is an appropriate description. However, hysteria … Continue reading

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Into Darkness

I notice all corners of the Catholic blogosphere are upset over the playacting of a black mass for “experienc(ing) the history of different cultural practices.” Our purpose is not to denigrate any religion or faith, which would be repugnant to our … Continue reading

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