Bishop to Hold Mass Live on LifeSite to Counter Expected Satanist Activity During Solar Eclipse

By Published on April 7, 2024

Bishop Joseph Strickland, emeritus bishop of Tyler, Texas, will offer a Mass tomorrow in preparation for reportedly increased activity from Freemasons and satanists during the solar eclipse.  

The Mass, which will be broadcast live at 1 p.m. Central time (2 p.m. eastern) on LifeSiteNews, will honor of the Annunciation of the Birth of Christ to Mary. Catholic Church ordinarily celebrates that on March 25, but this year transferred it to April 8 due to the liturgical observance of Holy Week and the Eater Octave. 

Conservative social commentator Alex Jones stated in social media that Masonic groups around the globe are planning satanic rituals to coincide with Monday’s eclipse.

To counter any satanist activity, Bishop Strickland will offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, asking God’s blessing on the world, redeemed through the Incarnation of Christ. The Mass will be viewable live on LifeSiteNews. 

One million or more Americans are expected to travel to see the full solar eclipse, during which the shadow of the moon will briefly cause parts of North America to go completely dark. The state of Indiana, parts of Texas and Oklahoma, and the Niagara Falls region of Canada have all declared states of “emergency,” citing concerns about crowds and travelers. 

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Some Catholics have related the upcoming eclipse with the widely witnessed miracle of the sun at Fatima and the eclipse recorded in Scripture at Christ’s death, taking occasion to call on fellow Catholics to fulfill the requests of Our Lady of Fatima to make reparation for the sins of the world and to pray the rosary for the conversion of sinners. 

Catholic podcaster Dr. Taylor Marshall devoted a recent segment of his show to the eclipse, explaining that the book of Revelation (also called the book of the Apocalypse), which is about the end of the world, describes celestial events such as the sun going dark and the moon turning red. 

Marshall said, “I don’t think anything bad is going to happen during the solar eclipse, but I would encourage you, as you read Scripture, as you meditate upon God’s Word, realize that the darkness of our culture and the cosmic darkness that shall come toward the end of the reign of the Antichrist is a sign of rebellion against the logos, the Word of God who is Jesus Christ. He is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Christ. So turn to Christ who is the Son of justice, the Son of righteousness.” 

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