Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Faithful Catholics witness at Ottawa Pride while Catholic parish marches

A delegation from Saint Joseph's Parish marches in the 2013 Ottawa Pride parade.
OTTAWA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – While parishioners praying on a public sidewalk in front of St. Patrick’s Basilica during Sunday’s Capital Pride Parade were told to go inside the church to avoid confrontation, St. Joseph’s Catholic parish had a delegation marching in the parade.

One Catholic activist believes it shows a “schizophrenia” in the Catholic response to the traditionally lewd, loud, and raucous event that underscores a “greater question.” John Pacheco, founder of the Catholic men’s group the Legionnaires of St Maurice and organizer of Sunday’s public prayer witness, said this is: “What is the appropriate response of Catholics to a great evil, an evil that can destroy a society?”

And more specifically, how should the Catholic Church in Ottawa have dealt with the “provocation” of Capital Pride deciding to alter this year’s parade route to take it right past St. Patrick’s Basilica, he questioned.  (more...)

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