Harvard University is the premier institution of secondary schooling for America and majority of the world, with a title like that comes a load of academic responsibility. The school is the center of learning and pushing the boundaries of what was previously acceptable, yet their latest stunt has left more than a few people with sour tastes in their mouths.
Students of the The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club are preparing to host the Satanic Temple of New York, to reenact a Black Mass, scheduled for Monday. While many of their peers have praised the club and look forward to learning about a unique religious experience, many in the community find it a little unsettling. The Archdiocese of Boston is one such critic, who had a lot to say about the potential act:
The Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Boston expresses its deep sadness and strong opposition to the plan to stage a “black mass” on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.
For the good of the Catholic faithful and all people, the Church provides clear teaching concerning Satanic worship. This activity separates people from God and the human community, it is contrary to charity and goodness, and it places participants dangerously close to destructive works of evil.-CBS Boston
To play devil’s advocate, there will be lectures and discussions before the Black Mass, which will provide historical context. They do not believe that there will be multiple converts to the Church of Satan, but do you think this is a wise decision for the students? Let us know below.