• 'Black mass' draws half the expected crowd, proceeds despite protests

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    About half the people who bought tickets for a satanic group’s “black mass” showed up for the event Sunday at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. Even so, the group’s leader Adam Daniels said he was pleased with the outcome — calling it a victory because “we got it done.” As hundreds of people outside the venue chanted prayers and sang songs of Christian faith, Daniels and a group of about five people with his Dakhma of Angra Mainyu Syndicate, acknowledged Satan as their ruler in a parody of a Catholic Eucharistic Mass. “I proclaim that Satan, Lucifer rules the Earth,” Daniels said during the black mass.

  • Hundreds gather in Oklahoma City to pray, protest 'black mass'

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, spiritual leader for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, shared the reason for the afternoon gathering — a war being waged against the devil.

  • During 'black mass' in Oklahoma City, Christians gather outside to pray and sing

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    The Satanic ritual organized by Adam Daniels, a devil worshiper from Oklahoma, has drawn the ire of Catholics and religious figures from across the nation and was at the center of a since dismissed lawsuit from Roman Catholic Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

  • Updates: Oklahoma City 'black mass,' protests

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: 13 hr ago

    A "black mass" was held Sunday evening in CitySpace, a small theater in the Civic Center basement. Read  updates below from the mass and protest outside of the Civic Center.

  • Time line: 'Black mass' in Oklahoma City

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Time line: ‘Black mass’ in Oklahoma City

  • Retiring Guthrie pastor reflects on his ministry

    BY BRYAN PAINTER, Staff Writer | Updated: 20 hr ago

    “I have always considered myself a pastor first and a preacher second. The ministry of presence is being with those who are going through difficult times. Every Christian can share in the ministry of presence,” the Rev. Dennis Clark of Guthrie said.

  • 5 phrases we hear in everyday life that have religious origins

    Leah Perri, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Here's a list of phrases we hear in our everyday lives that actually have religious ties. This article compares everyday pop culture examples with their origins in the Bible.

  • Breathing the invigorating air of enlightenment

    Joe Walker, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    It’s easy to understand why something we do roughly 20,000 times a day might be taken for granted.

  • 10 ideas of what God looks like

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Ever wonder what God looks like? Here are 10 possibilities that people have explained.

  • Muslims show signs of protest in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Muslims in Oklahoma City had a streetcorner rally Friday to protest religous extremism.

  • Before Sabbatical year, Israel's farmers rush to plant trees, reap blessings

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Farmers in Israel are rushing to plant 70,000 fruit trees in advance of a year-long Sabbatical year beginning on Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, September 24. The rush is not only to comply with biblical law but also a promise of blessings.

  • Satanic black mass seeks to free people from influence of God, organizer says

    BY BILL SHERMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Sunday’s upcoming Satanic black mass in the Oklahoma City Civic Center may be attracting national media attention, but it is not a publicity stunt, says Adam Daniels, the self-avowed devil worshipper who organized it. “This is not a game. It’s very serious to us,” Daniels said in a phone conversation this week. “This will be held as a real black mass, altered to follow state laws,” he said.

  • See You at the Pole set for Wednesday

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    See You at the Pole 2014 is set for Wednesday. For several years, the student-led prayer gatherings have taken place in the fall at schools throughout Oklahoma, the nation and world.

  • Southside Seniors offers food, fun and fellowship in Oklahoma City

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    The Southside Seniors nutrition site is at Eastlake Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma religion briefs for Sept. 20, 2014

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Oklahoma religion briefs for Sept. 20, 2014

  • Good Shepherd Clinic in Oklahoma City plans open house event

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Good Shepherd Clinic in Oklahoma City will host an open house Sept. 27.

  • Project Linus blanket drive set Sept. 27 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Project Linus will hold its bi-annual blanket drive at the Mercy Hospital complex on Memorial Road in Oklahoma City.

  • News sounds of the High Holy Days emerge in Oklahoma City

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Linda Sweenie, the multitalented new zemer or music director at Temple B’nai Israel in Oklahoma City, is preparing the congregation for a musical High Holy Days.

  • Dallas preacher set to speak at Baptist event in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    The Rev. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, is set to speak at a public event Oct. 6 in Oklahoma City, hosted by the Capital Baptist Association’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission Team.

  • Oklahoma Catholics reflect on warrior archangel as 'black mass' looms

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    St. Michael the Archangel is the focus of a prayer that is being said during Mass in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City to counter an organization’s plans for a satanic “black mass.” Several local Catholic priests said the prayer is fitting as metro-area and state Catholics continue their prayer campaign against the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu Syndicate’s black mass event set for Sunday .