Monday, June 16, 2014

‘WorldPride Eucharistic Celebration’: Toronto Catholic parish hosts Mass on eve of Gay Pride

TORONTO -- As Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins makes headlines for his opposition to the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association’s (OECTA) participation in his city’s WorldPride event June 29, a downtown Toronto Catholic church will be hosting a Mass the evening before the parade that some supporters have dubbed a “WorldPride Eucharistic Celebration.”

On June 28, All Inclusive Ministries (AIM) at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will be hosting a “special edition” of its monthly Mass. The group’s website states that it aims to support “lesbians, gays, and other groups that have been historically marginalized for sexual reasons.”

AIM’s website initially advertised the Mass as a “Pride edition” of its monthly gathering. According to the original announcement, “WorldPride 2014 Toronto (WP14TO), presented by Pride Toronto, is shaping up to be a big event. All Inclusive Ministries will bring its message of faith and love to this celebration.”

However, the announcement was revised to omit references to the Pride parade after LifeSiteNews contacted the Archdiocese of Toronto and Our Lady of Lourdes pastor Father John Sullivan, SJ. The event is now called “Monthly Gathering – June Edition.”  (more...)


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