Black Mass Stopped: How God Won at Harvard

By John Ritchie   
May 19, 2014

What few people thought even remotely possible happened:  The "satanic black mass" at Harvard University was unexpectedly canceled on May 12.  A grave sacrilege was averted.  Lucifer lost.  God won.  The Virgin Mary and Saint Michael the Archangel were victorious against this open and brazen attempt to mainstream the darkest sort of evil at America's oldest Ivy League university.

But why was a black mass even considered in the first place?  Why did a student club invite the Father of Lies to sow darkness in Harvard's renowned halls of higher learning?  When did sacrilege against God become an "educational" enterprise?   And what real and effective measures will Harvard officials now take to ensure that something so outrageous does not reoccur in the future?

Catholic Students Act

In the middle of final exams, when studies are more intense, many Catholic students at Harvard dropped what they were doing and sprung into action to defend the Faith.  Stand With Harvard Catholics is a web page that records their efforts to stop the black mass on campus.  Among well-written protest letters, statements and interviews, the group collected and later delivered 80,000 petitions to Dr. Drew Faust, president of Harvard University, calling on her to cancel the sacrilege. 

"It was with great dismay that we learned that the Harvard Extension School’s Cultural Studies Club is hosting a 'Black Mass re-enactment' in the basement of Memorial Hall on Monday, May 12th," the petition states.  "We are offended and outraged this event has been permitted to take place at Harvard... We demand that President Faust and the Harvard administration speak out against this event, and do all in their power to disband it."

Total of 168,000 Protest Petitions Sent

In addition to the 80,000 petitions gathered by Harvard students, TFP Student Action collected 46,000 protest petitions and CitizenGo got another 42,000, bringing the grand total to 168,000 petitions in a relatively short period of time.  Numerous phone calls and personal email complaints were also sent to Dr. Faust.  

Not content with merely signing a petition, Catholics in Boston, clergy and faithful, organized a public Eucharistic Procession from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to Saint Paul's Parish located at the edge of Harvard's campus, where a Holy Hour was held before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in reparation for the planned sacrilege.  Thousands turned out for the procession which made its way to Saint Paul's.  The Church was so full that there was standing room only and the faithful spilled out onto the sidewalk. 

Here's a video of the procession:

Meanwhile, TFP Student Action volunteers held a prayerful protest in front of Harvard's Memorial Hall, the location where the black mass was scheduled to occur. 

Here is a video of the TFP protest:

Worldwide Response Against Sacrilege 

The response was not limited to Boston, but stretched across the nation and extended well  beyond our boarders.  Churches, prayer groups, families and individuals registered their prayerful protest by spontaneously organizing acts of reparation of their own.  In fact, TFP Student Action received messages from Catholics in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Croatia, England, France, Georgia, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland and Uganda, to mention some.

For example, Joey Tam writes:  

"Do you know I am from Macao (far, far away from your country).  I am a Chinese.  Glad to join all of you to resist the sacrilegious action. 

"We all are in this victory. I can see the happiness of being a Catholic.  I felt so blessed yesterday.  Do you know we were on 13th of May yesterday, exactly the day the black mass would be held at Harvard?  Did you know we had a procession of Our Lady of Fatima that evening?  Do you know how joyful we were when we heard the cancellation news yesterday afternoon?  We are in one family.  And you are not alone.  (a big, big smile for you!)

"We stay firm.  Stand still waiting for HIS involvement.  Our rosary non-ceasing offered adoration non-stop."

Loretta from North Carolina reports: 

"In Raleigh at 7:15 PM, I started the Miraculous Medal Novena as I do every Monday evening at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

"As we began praying, young people who came to pray the Rosary due to the happenings at Harvard started filing in and joined us. We said the Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and the Chaplet of St. Michael for our country and the protection of the young students at Harvard.  We asked Our Blessed Mother to do something to stop the black mass from taking place. She sure did a good job, thank God."

Tony Espiritu says:

"I'm in tears of joy as I watch the video you sent. It's really a sign of victory for the Holy Eucharist, for America and for all Catholics around the world!"

Hundreds upon hundreds of messages like these poured into TFP Student Action inbox, demonstrating how a worldwide reaction of prayer and protest against the proposed black mass at Harvard had been set in motion.  

"God heard the cry of His people!"

Harvard officials had invoked "academic freedom" to justify the heinous black mass on campus and initially displayed little interest in reevaluating the outrageous decision to invite satanists to revile Our Lord.   As the day of the event approached, there was no talk of canceling the sacrilege.  On May 12, Harvard was a whisper away from dethroning God by giving Satan a platform to propagate evil and sin.  For that reason, at least on a human level, God-fearing Americans were bracing for the worst, yet turning to the power of prayer and hoping for the best.

Suddenly, only hours before scheduled, the black mass was canceled.  There is no doubt that without a special grace, this victory would have never been achieved.  The news was received with great joy by everyone who loves God.  Summing up this great victory, a TFP Student Action supporter aptly exclaimed:  "God heard the cry of His people!"

Yes, how true.  Let us thank Him for this victory and continue to pray that, as a nation, we remain forever under God.

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+10 # Lisa 2014-05-20 09:23
Praise God! Where were the others who are in the body of Christ? The evangelicals? the protestants? The Pentecostals? the non denominationals? It is sad that not all Christians came together to fight this battle and take a public stand!! Go TFP! you are doing Godly work!!! Praise God !
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+23 # Barb 2014-05-20 11:20
Some of us evangelicals signed the protest petition and prayed also. You just didn't hear about us. But God did! We believers in Jesus must all stick together when evil tries to triumph so God will work thru us!
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+2 # Lisa 2014-05-21 02:37
that is good to know! I didn't even get the info to sign the petition! I didn't even know about it! I did protest with the TFP in Culver City against the DaVinci Code movie....I wish I could have been at the protest against the Satanic Mass! I wonder if i can still sign the petition!?
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+5 # Onyinye 2014-05-20 13:31
Lisa, I also know Catholics who were afraid to even sign the petition. Fear of satanic retaliation. Imagine that. And Catholics who didn't do anything cos they asked "how will that stop them?" So not all Catholics stood up. Some stood up silently. We can never be sure. Nor did we all need to have attacked this in one dimension. All things being equal, the Holy Souls could not have been physically present, our sick couldn't have been either. We don't stun Saran that way... To have seen all his attackers at once would've given him the upper hand lol. AMDG
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+16 # SFwallace 2014-05-20 14:38
I am protestant and I signed the petition AND sent a personal email to the president, asking: "Have you taken leave of your senses? Our First Responders lay their lives on the line daily to protect us from evil, and here you are promoting it! You should be ashamed. I am glad that when I was in college, my professors were not only excellent in teaching their discipline, but they were moral, ethical people who would NEVER have supported this elevation of Evil!
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+2 # Vivian Navarro 2014-05-20 19:03
Absolutely awesome. So elegantly-well said. Thank you.
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+1 # TL 2014-05-20 20:10
God Bless you SFwallace! We will not be able to fight this evil battle without our protestant brothers and sisters in Christ! As I have said (and heard as well from clergy) we have more that unites us than separates us.
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+2 # Christina 2014-05-20 16:30
I attend a non-denominational Christian church but unfortunately didn't sign the petition because I wasn't aware there was one. My husband and I did pray for The Lord to put a stop on this Black Mass. Praise God for everyone's prayers and His timely intervention. Proof that He is a Living God and He hears His people when we believers cry out to Him. To Him be the glory.
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0 # jritchie 2014-06-23 07:56
Hi Lisa,

I am an evangelical Christian from Baton Rouge, La. and when I got word of the petition to end that foolishness, I definitely signed. Same with my mom and husband, and many of our friends and family, who are also Believers in Christ Our Lord. I'm sure there were scores of Pentacostals and others to sign the petition of protest in other ways, but went unmentioned. This is fine with me, because anyway we are all ONE body :) and Jesus Christ has won the victory!
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+8 # Pablo Pruneda 2014-05-20 11:12
I asked the same question to why was black mass ever considered
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+12 # Eric Roland 2014-05-20 11:13
The TFP are the bravest out there!
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+17 # Sam 2014-05-20 11:36
Day before the scheduled Black Mass was Mother's Day. My teenage sons suggested we pray the rosary that night to offer up the cancellation of the event, and we did another on the evening of the event as well. God's people and the communion of all saints roared prayers in Heaven. Alleluia to the Lord in this joyful Easter Season!
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+5 # Delia Estrada 2014-05-20 12:07
Alleluia!!!!! Praise God!!! Victory!!!!
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+4 # Delia Estrada 2014-05-20 11:41
Praise God indeed!!!! We will not tolerate this anymore!!!! Thank you Sweet Jesus for hearing our cries!!!! We love you and our Blessed Mother Mary so, so much!!!!
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+6 # Dr. Mary T. Dixon 2014-05-20 11:45
May each of us always stand up for God and our Faith, never being afraid or ashamed to do so. God bless. Mary D.
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+4 # Amy Glasscock 2014-05-20 11:49
Praise God, thank you for your courageous stand. Please keep up your good work, you will be greatly blessed in heaven, and here on earth as well.
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+6 # Stasia Vogel, Esq. 2014-05-20 11:53
In the heat of battle, sending your announcement out, encouraging prayer, and a personal fax and phone call to the President's Office, followed by calls to the Dean of Harvard Extension School’s Cultural Studies Club, I didn't even recognize that this diabolical assault was on Mary's day: May 13! The day of the first apparition at Fatima, calling for prayer an penance. It only emphasizes that we cannot EVER let down our guard. The demons never sleep...

"Semper Paratus". Victory to Jesus, now and forever!!!

[The proposed sacrilege was planned on May 12, the eve of Mary's day, May 13.]
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+5 # Penelope Conrad 2014-05-20 12:07
Praise God!!!! We as Christians. Came together and defeated the dark side I signed the petition and sent it to friendship and family. I pray we always defeat satan and stand for our God!!
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+6 # Lawrence 2014-05-20 12:10
Let all who worship God be prepared as it is predictable further tests like this will occur.
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0 # Charles 2014-05-22 07:59
United we will stand and God will be adorned in all the world. So let us all pray even silently.
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+5 # Maria Saenz 2014-05-20 12:17
All the Glory to God. Thank you Blessed Mother Mary for your beautiful intercession and to prevent this horrible event from happening. On that Monday, I woke up very early in the morning and at 6:30 my husband and I were praying the Rosary. Our mother and Our Merciful God listened to our prayers.

Thank you my Good Lord, thank you for the beauty and power of the Holy Rosary.
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+6 # Pamela 2014-05-20 12:18
Thank you my Protestant brothers and sisters, people from other countries. You are so right, we are all in this together. May this set an example on what happens when we come together to pray. May we do this more often ! God bless you
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+5 # Beatrice R. 2014-05-20 12:19
Our Lord heard our prayers and by Our Lady's intercession, the serpent's head is crushed.

It makes me deeply sad that there are these liberals, who have devolved to nothing more than robots, instruments of evil, an evil whose sole purpose is the corruption, the de-humanization of the Human Person, and the damnation of his/her immortal soul! would we permit an event celebrating the KKK? or the Nazi's? why then this super-hate group? that which encompasses the others?
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+8 # Tom 2014-05-20 12:20
In this day, and age, when most of what you see happening here, in this country, and indeed, around the world, tends to be from the "other side" of the fence, not the religious side.

Everywhere you see law suits, terrorism attacks, mass gatherings, all trying to tear down religion, from whatever point you can imagine. To see the results of Christians, massed in great numbers, all trying to defend religion, and winning the battle, is extremely joyful.

Thanks be to Almighty God. His side will win in the end, that's for sure.
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+7 # Carol 2014-05-20 12:24
Yes, Lisa, Praise God! I am a charismatic, protestant, evangelical believer and sent the petition as well as praying alone, and with several prayer groups about this matter. Many of us joined in but how would you know because there was no "box" to mark. I do rejoice with you that the powers of evil were put down. Let's keep lifting Jesus up and praying for His Kingdom to come and Father's will to be done here on earth as it is in heaven! Shalom
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+4 # Colleen 2014-05-20 12:37
Eucharistic Christ with the WIN
Blessed Mother of Fatima with the Assist
satan is still a loser
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+5 # Brenda Quinn 2014-05-20 12:40
Our Pastor held a Holy Hour where we sang, adored and praised Our Lord before the Eucharist. He then prayed many prayers of deliverance. With just a days notice, over 100 people attended. All were overjoyed by the cancellation of the Black Mass, and all felt God's Love and Presence in a special way at the Holy Hour. (South Jersey)
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+4 # maria wennink 2014-05-20 13:33
In Scarborough, Ontario we had a Rosary an then Holy Hour from 9 - 10 p.m. to offset the black mass. This was arranged by Fr. Luis and it was well attended.

If we all do our part in prayers, God will do the rest.

Praise the Lord!
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+5 # Luisa 2014-05-20 13:46
Harvard's officials should be ashamed for allowing this sacrilegious attempt. I prayed and contacted friends by e-mail and phone calls encouraging them to sign the petition.

Thank you Lord for this Tsunami of signature protesting this horrible blasphemy. Great honor to all of those men and women who represent the people protesting online for all over the world. Those are a true heroes of the Lord. They are the Legion of San Michael here in the earth. Thank you for your courage to go there risking your life for the Lord. God Bless every one of you.
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+3 # Felipe O Torre 2014-05-20 14:08
thank you very much dear Lord God Jesus Christ Blessed Virgin Mary Most Holy Spirit St. Michael Archangel every Angels and Saints God bless us always
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+4 # Kenyi 2014-05-20 14:10
Good job, Catholics!

I vow to pray with my rosary everyday.

Please pray for the Holy Father and ALL Catholic bishops of the world to consecrate Russia specifically by name to the Immaculate Heart of Mary soon.

"In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me and she will be converted. A period of peace will be granted to the world." -- Our Lady of Fatima on July 13, 1917.
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+3 # Mary 2014-05-20 14:21
Because of our prayers as well as our outrage and our coming together in protest via email, the black mass was averted and satan lost!! Thanks be to God, Jesus and Mary, the good in our faith will overpower and overcome evil. In spite of increasing secularism & political correctness, we remain a Nation Under God -
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+4 # Mary 2014-05-20 14:25
It's good to see everyone had pitched in and worked as a 'TEAM' from all avenues of Christian life. A big thank you to St. Paul's Church- MIT- 'America Needs Fatima'- and, all the citizens local and foreign. Thank you! GOD Loves You!
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+3 # Corazon Dulin 2014-05-20 14:27
Praise the Lord, God won! I am teary eyed as I read the movements to stop the black mass, the world is filled with faithful lovers of the Lord! Thank God we have the guts to say NO to this outrageous event, once more we witnessed the power of God, the Blessed Mother and our prayers. Keep on TFP you are our voice in this world!
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+4 # David Malka 2014-05-20 14:45
God bless TFP and all God loving people for their great efforts in averting this Satanic phenomena that pervades our country and the world today.
How easily our country's problems can also be resolved if our government leaders and president would come back to observing the commandments and the teachings of our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ. Let us all continue to pray.
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+2 # Joanne 2014-05-20 15:48
Jesus and His Mother...ALWAYS the end! This was a great battle!

All For Jesus Through Mary!
Jesus, Divine Mercy, I TRUST in You!
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0 # Beverly Estes 2014-05-20 16:14
I understand that someone wanted to know where the rest of the Catholics were (first comment)? One group was not mentioned at all and it was the SSPX chapel, where priests and laity were also praying at Harvard.
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+2 # Leo Behan 2014-05-20 17:29
Well done to all for a great job well done and to our Lord and His Blessed Mother for the intervention.

It is an honor for me to be a member and to stand with you here from Australia. Am proud to be involved.

God bless you all.
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+3 # Mary Jane Madeline 2014-05-20 18:12
Thanks be to God for this show of unity and love for our Lord.
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+3 # Don 2014-05-20 19:06
it is the greatest privilege to serve God in St. Michael's Army,
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+2 # Vivian Navarro 2014-05-20 19:24
Believe this was an attempt of the forces of evil to demoralize God-loving people. It has backfired. Now we are more secure and stronger in our faith. Prayer is the best weapon against evil.
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+2 # Dennis Germain 2014-05-20 19:38
You people are true soldiers for Christ. It takes a certain type of person to do what you do, and all I can say is thank you for having the courage to do this.
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+2 # Mary Pauline 2014-05-20 20:43
Praised be to Our All-powerful, Ever-loving and Gracious God who gathers His children to defend the Faith and answers our fervent prayers in time of need. His grace empowered the TFP at Harvard and all who gave the powerful support of prayer and reparation to those who were moved by the Spirit to stand up against the enemies of Christ! Praised be the LORD!!! May we all remain vigilant and courageous People of God!!!
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0 # Helena Law 2014-05-20 21:21
I'm Singaporean and I praise The Lord for HIS HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH ! WE ARE ONE , HOLY CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH ! Not ALL Catholics stood with us in this so imagine the POWER GOD'S GIVEN US IF WE STAND AS ONE !!!!!!!!
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+2 # Helen Spalding 2014-05-20 21:31
God bless all the lovers of God who came together at this time to send a loud, clear message to Harvard that this black mass is no "cultural, educational" event, but a blasphemy and a sacrilege that we will not tolerate. Universities and students everywhere are watching--and this was a great example to young people everywhere of how many people out there--all around the world--love Jesus Christ and are standing up for Him. And to our dearest Mother, Mary, I sing out:
Hail, Full of Grace!!
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+6 # Fr. Jose Luis Muro 2014-05-20 22:23
I am a Catholic Priest of the Diocese of San Diego, California. We scheduled a Mass to begin at the same time. Our Church was packed. People wanted to pray for the protection of the young people at Harvard. I was preaching when someone came to me and told me that the black mass was cancelled. People were in tears of joy. I was speechless with the Joy of having an amazing God and for seeing the best of our People together in prayer. Thank you Lord. Thank you. Blessed Mother.

Fr. Jose Luis Muro
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Parish
Chula Vista, Ca
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+2 # Joaquim 2014-05-25 23:20
Fr. Jose,
This is so beautiful to read. People want God! Our Church St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Scarborough, Canada, had Eucharistic adoration scheduled for the same time. It was fantastic to see so many turn out at less than a day's notice.
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+2 # Mervyn Carapiet 2014-05-21 00:43
Congratulations! Keep up the good fight. Punch Satan on the nose!
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0 # Joaquim 2014-05-21 01:05
Why does the title say "How God won at Harvard"? God won the victory on Calvary. This is a case of God, seeing the faith of His people, answered their prayers and, sent Satan scuttling! Praise the Lord who always works wonders as answer to the prayers of His children.
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+2 # Chet 2014-05-21 01:23
Maybe we should try the same thing to defeat the evil that walks the halls of Congress and the Supreme Court. Who knows, maybe we can save America.
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+1 # Sergio F 2014-05-22 09:19
Yes, we will Save America. This brave "Student Action" and Mr. Horvat's Great book will do the job.
God bless them.
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+2 # Bob 2014-05-21 06:10
Your sign "Only Jesus gets no Respect" Is so true of a great deal of our society. A case in point is a SNL skit that depicts Jesus going around killing people, after His resurrection. No censure or public outcry was ever applied.
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+2 # JIM 2014-05-21 07:59
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+1 # Theresa 2014-05-21 10:03
Praise the Lord. Needless to say I am in awe at the power of God who heard the cries of His children. It must have been a beautiful celebration in Heaven.
Thank you Jesus - and please continue to bless and protect these brave youth. Blessed Mother, Saint Michael and all of the angels and saints are to be thanked and praised. I am so happy!
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+1 # Laura C 2014-05-21 10:18
This is the first time I saw the film footage of the Procession and Adoration. I spontaneously burst into tears seeing the pictures of the Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and all of the participants that evening inside St Paul's Church. I was with you all in prayers and spirit. God is SO GOOD!! Keep seems the battle is only beginning.
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0 # Martha Laverde 2014-05-21 11:50
The Power of Peaceful Protest and the outpouring of e-mails to stop this daring celebration are once again the proof that Evil will not Prevail. Truth, Goodness and Righteousness are the only way. Thanks be to God!
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0 # Stephen Orozco 2014-05-21 12:26
Dear Lisa- Let us not tout any particular denomination as above any other, in this battle; that is a huge mistake! this battle was between the forces of darkness and the forces of Light. Catholics may have been the catalyst, but non-Catholics got involved, as well.
Let us concentrate on GOD getting whatever glory resulted.

Stephen- a non-Catholic Brother-In-Christ
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+1 # Susan C Tikalsky 2014-05-21 13:52
The damage done to fine students due to secularization and radical multiculturalism at these universities is so blatant. They also prey on our children elsewhere. May God fight them.
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+1 # Eva Saunders 2014-05-21 19:11
This is amazing!
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+1 # Thomas Murawski 2014-05-22 05:56
The scary / sad part about this saga is that the so called mainstream media remained silent. Last year when the "Art Parade" took place at Carnegie Mellon, not a word was spoken. I hear about many young Catholic students in my area who hope to or who are attending some Universities like Harvard, I wonder how they are affected. My youngest son who is 15 dreams about attending an Ivy League school. Is this what he has to look forward to? He is currently attending a Catholic High School. The Democrats talk about the fake war on woman yet the war on religion is real!
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+1 # Phyllis Armeli 2014-05-22 14:35
Praise God for all the beautiful people who marched in opposition to the Satanic Mass which was going to be held at Harvard. It was so moving to watch and so very inspiring.
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0 # Mischelle 2014-05-23 07:48
Isn't God so Good! Thank you Jesus, Mother Mary and St. Michael the Ark Angel! See everyone, prayer does work, so let us continue to pray without ceasing! I am sure we are not at the end of difficult times that are coming, but we know to pray and unite together in prayer to battle evil for the Greater Glory of God! Keep up the good work all you good and faithful servants, evil will not have the final say! EVER!Thank you Jesus for your endless Love, Forgiveness and Mercy!
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