It is with great joy that I announce to my readers that President Faust of Harvard, in response to the grave warnings of both the Archdiocese of Boston and numerous other Catholic organizations, Marian Apostolate of the Laity among them, finally took measures to ensure that a student-group that had been planning to host a re-enactment of a Satanic Black Mass (the very essence and purpose of which is to ceremoniously revile and blaspheme the Catholic Mass in general, and to desecrate a consecrated Eucharistic host, in particular) would not proceed according to students’ plans. It has been reported that Dr. Faust, through the crash course she unexpectedly received on Magisterial teaching regarding the centrality of the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist as the “source and summit” of the whole of Christian life and all ecclesial, missionary and charitable activity through, with, in and by the Catholic Church, came to an awareness of precisely how horrifically denigrating the ritual would be to Catholics, whose celebration of the liturgy and the worship of the Real Presence – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity – of Jesus Christ is the focal point of our faith.
It is the conviction of this author that Our Lady of Fatima, who is the Mother of the Blessed Sacrament, and whose feast we celebrate this day, is responsible for effecting this necessary conversion in the heart of President Faust. For, not only did Faust cancel the event, she additionally participated in the Eucharistic Holy Hour of Reparation in atonement for the impending Black Mass.
I must be honest in stating that I genuinely did not expect such an outcome, and this, I believe, speaks to the all powerful, never-failing intercession of Mary Immaculate.
Below is the “Open Letter” to Dr. Faust, which I sent to her email:
The following letter has been sent to Dr. Faust, President of Harvard University:
Dear Dr. Faust,
As I was going through today’s news, I discovered that a student group at Harvard will be hosting a Satanic Black Mass.
While I understand that those who are arranging this event are stating that their intention is purely “educational,” it’s difficult for me to believe that a woman of your stature and intelligence would not be capable of seeing through the absolute double-standard that is being applied here. For, as others have rightly pointed out, we all know that you, as president of Harvard, would never permit an “educational” celebration of the merits of the Third Reich, or an “educational” satire on the Prophet Mohammed and the Islamic faith, or an “educational” Ku Klux Klan cross-burning and “negro-lynching.”
How, then, can you possibly justify permitting your students to host and participate in a Black Mass, the very definition of which is to decidedly and ritualistically mock and egregiously blaspheme the single most sacred, sacramental rite of the Catholic Christian faith; namely, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and the ensuing desecration of the Holy Eucharist, which, according to Catholic teaching, is nothing short of the True Presence of Christ our Lord – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity?
I would believe that any president of any college/university would possess the common sense necessary to harshly condemn such intolerance, bigotry, prejudice, vice, hatred, etc. Indeed, it is beyond my comprehension and sensibilities that you, Dr. Faust, of all college presidents, are supporting this most heinous attack on Catholicism!
How eerily and strangely appropriate, indeed, is your name; for, not unlike Goethe’s Faust, you too are a highly successful scholar making a pact with the Devil, in permitting this grave evil to transpire.
It is not simply my hope, but the hope of so many Catholics who are affiliated with Harvard that you will reconsider permitting this event to take place.
Please be assured of my prayers for you and your loved ones.
May God have mercy on your soul.
Jayson M. Brunelle, M.Ed., CAGS, Founder, Marian Apostolate of the Laity
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.” –Reinhold Niebuhr