Reflecting On ‘Lord of the World’

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25, Catholic Books

In the last couple of days, I’ve finished the classic Catholic novel Lord of the World, which was mentioned in this space a few days ago. It isn’t intended for this entry to be a review of the book, largely because an actual review might deter some Life At 25 readers from reading it, and it is a book that I would heartily recommend …

What You Won’t See On This Blog

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25, Catholic Blogs, New Evangelization

In the last day or so someone commented on a recent post here at Life At 25, specifically the post which I happened to write on the situation in Oklahoma City, where a Satanic “Black Mass” is currently scheduled to be celebrated on September 21st. I wrote about the reaction of Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul Coakley, and the dangers of playing …

The Devil and Oklahoma City

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25, Prayer

Not more than a month and a half after students at the Harvard University Extension attempted to sponsor a “Black Mass” wherein the Adversary would be worshiped, an event which was canceled after a massive outcry from the Catholic community of the Archdiocese of Boston, it has emerged from Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City that a Satanic group calling …

Christ Is the Hope of Harvard (And Everywhere Else)

David Oatney Catholic Blogs, New Evangelization, Prayer

The Harvard Extension School Cultural Studies Club dropped its sponsorship of a “Black Mass” yesterday after initially removing it from campus to a nightclub called the Middle East. However, that club said that “negotiations had fallen through” and that no Black Mass would be held there. Members of the New York-based “Satanic Temple” were due to preside over the blasphemy, …

Don’t You Blaspheme In Here: No Black Mass On Harvard Campus Tonight, Maybe Not Elsewhere

David Oatney Catholic Blogs, New Evangelization

Voices standing up for the truth do matter, it seems. This morning, Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust released a public statement saying that the “Black Mass” would be allowed to go ahead as planned at the Queen’s Head pub on Harvard Campus, bowing to the idea that this was an exercise , but she was none too pleased.

Pray For Harvard Students’ Souls, and For Our Country

David Oatney Catholic Blogs

The Catholic blogger Elizabeth Scalia, popularly known as The Anchoress, has been among several Catholic bloggers who uncovered the unfortunate reality that a Satanic “Black Mass” is scheduled to take place  essentially sponsored by the Harvard Extension with university approval. This public worship of the devil is being called a “re-enactment,” but one fails to see how it is a …

Be Christ to the World Crying Out For Help

David Oatney New Evangelization, Pope Francis

If you didn’t happen to see the Grammy Awards program earlier this week, you might have heard of the performance by the popular singer Katy Perry which appeared to no small number of people, including writers from major entertainment publications, to be an example of the glorification of Satan and perhaps actual witchcraft itself. Even if the performance was not …