Masses, Black and White
Apparently, there is a ‘Black Mass’ scheduled to be held tomorrow in Ottawa, and Archbishop Prendergast has asked his priests to join the laity in praying outside the heavy-metal bar, appropriately, or rather inappropriately, called ‘The Koven’. We should remember that every sacrilegious Mass – one in which Communion is confected or received in a state of mortal sin – is a ‘black’ Mass for that person, in some sense.
Of course, an overtly blasphemous Mass is a different thing, but I wonder about this. Do they have a Catholic Host? We must presume there is no apostate priest to say