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Flagging Pride

Conflict between religion and the LGBTQIA+ community was going to publicly appear soon enough. In every community there are members who are hidden and others now out and proud of who they are. This community continues to challenge all traditional community and religious attitudes. Catholic Church doctrine welcomes the person but also points out the sin. Reformed Christian Churches firmly oppose the gay lifestyle, while the United church is firmly supportive and accepting. It is Islam (with Christian fundamentalist allies) that will bring the fight to public administrations, school boards and even private board rooms. Islam protects itself, its Quran, its Prophet Muhammed, and Islamic traditions.

Clerical correction required

The Catholic community in Canada needs better leadership. Our bishops, as shepherds of the most vulnerable lambs, have failed to respond to recent events with united and unambiguous statements. Some statements have been made but were open to interpretation and thus inappropriate for the laity. On no occasion have I heard from pulpit or Catholic media a clear defense of the Catholic doctrine in respect of Pride activity. A clear and unambiguous letter from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops could be read from the pulpit to clarify the Catholic position. The word pride, in this context, refers to personal achievement without God's major involvement. It represents one of the seven deadly sins. How many Catholic children are made aware of the seven deadly sins and the virtues when they are not mentioned from the pulpit? We should be mindful that Our Lord was never politically correct and very direct in his teachings.

Just commentary

The penny has finally dropped and I now realize that you are actually not a Christian paper at all but rather a sort of political and intellectual commentary upon things Catholic.

Stand for our values

The Catholic Register’s recent editorial “What reason for Pride season?” sounds like a secular commentary on gay culture and trans individuals.

History repeating

One of the advantages of old age is the benefit of having lived through a lot of history unknown or ignored by younger generations.

Pride goeth

We want to commend John Killacky for his letter in the June 11 edition of The Catholic Register “Failing the Faith.” I am certain he echoes the words of many Catholics who are striving to live our faith and transmit it to others.

Failing the faith?

The Catholic Register’s writers have mixed records for stories demonstrating true love for the Catholic Church. So, I approached with trepidation the recent cover story about Catholic school boards debating flying Pride flags.

Readers Speak Out: May 21, 2023

Effective balance

Ontario’s effective referral policy that Quinton Amundson refers to in “Euthanasia document authors’ biases questioned” was upheld by the Court of Appeal because it was found to serve the important social and public benefit of ensuring equitable access to health care. 

Readers Speak Out: April 23, 2023

Facing facts

Michael Swan’s article “Children’s aid faces up to race issues” on catholicregister.org, and printed in the April 9 issue, outlines the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto’s (CCAS) addressing racism within the child welfare, education and justice systems. It is important to note that our Journey Toward Equity is ongoing, and one we take seriously at CCAS.

Readers Speak Out: January 15, 2023

Hope springs

I wonder if there will be an editorial entitled “Hope for 2023?”