FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION
(Replevin of Personal Property)
4. Defendants have unlawfully taken possession of property belonging to the Roman Catholic Church, specifically a Consecrated Host or Consecrated Eucharist …
10. Because consecrated hosts are so precious, the Catholic Church has developed, over the course of 2,000 years, rules and institution to ensure the integrity, protection of consecrated hosts[, for example] …:
a. A Consecrated Host may only be distributed by an ordained minister of the Catholic Church or by another who has been appointed specifically for this task as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion (“Extraordinary Minister”). Ministers of Holy Communion — both ordained ministers and Extraordinary Ministers — are required to ensure that all consecrated hosts they distribute are consumed immediately and in their presence. They are trained to take special care to make sure that consecrated hosts are not taken from the Church.
b. Catholics are also taught that they must consume consecrated hosts immediately upon receiving them and that they may never take the Consecrated Host from the Church.
c. Only an ordained minister or someone specifically appointed to do so may take a consecrated host out of a Church, and they may do so only for a specific pastoral purpose, such as taking a consecrated host to the sick or dying.
d. A consecrated host must be kept in a tabernacle, which is immoveable and maintained under lock and key.
e. A person who throws away a consecrated host or who takes it or retains it for a sacrilegious purpose is automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church….
g. Only Catholics may receive the Consecrated Host during communion, and by presenting himself or herself to receive a Consecrated Host, an individual implicitly represents that he or she is Catholic, satisfies the conditions to consume a Consecrated Host, and intends to consume it immediately….
12. If an unauthorized individual has possession of a consecrated host, it must have been procured, either by that person or by another, by illicit means: by theft, fraud, wrongful taking, or other form of misappropriation. The Church maintains ownership of all consecrated hosts throughout the world….
19. Pursuant to Okla. Stat. tit. 12, § 1571, Archbishop Coakley requests this Court issue an Order or Delivery of the Consecrated Host [that the Satanists say they are planning to use in their Black Mass -EV] and direct the Sheriff of Oklahoma County to take possession of the Consecrated Host and deliver it to Archbishop Coakley….
22. The Consecrated Host is being wrongfully detained by Defendants, without consent or authorization of the Catholic Church or Archbishop Coakley ….