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Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

LOS ANGELES (LifeSiteNews) — Bishop Joseph Strickland will carry a first class relic of St. John Paul II this Friday, June 16, as part of a Eucharistic procession to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ stadium in opposition to the team’s LGBT “pride” night, which will honor a blasphemous drag group that dresses up like nuns.

Bp. Strickland told LifeSiteNews via email on Monday why it is important for Catholics to speak up against the honoring of the blasphemous “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.”

“I believe it is essential that we speak up with clarity and charity when the truth that Jesus died to share is blasphemed or ignored. He died and rose for us all and we can’t tire of sharing this good news,” Bp. Strickland said. “All who will gather in Dodger stadium are beloved children of God. They are free to reject His Love but we must continue to tell them they are beloved of God and His Son Jesus called us to repent of our sins.”

Commenting on the relic of Pope Saint John Paul II, Bp. Strickland said that the saint “is an appropriate intercessor for this because his pontificate was all about the splendor of truth.”

A first class relic is a body part of a saint, such as a bone or piece of hair.

The main organizer of this event is Virgin Most Powerful Radio. The procession is also being sponsored by several other Catholic groups, including LifeSiteNews, Catholics for Catholics, America Needs Fatima, and CatholicVote.

Strickland recently urged Catholics on The Bishop Strickland Show to boycott events and companies that promote the LGBT agenda, including Target, Bud Light, and the upcoming Dodgers game, as previously reported by LifeSiteNews.

“We need to speak up… Thankfully, Archbishop Cordileone, he nailed it when he talked about this garbage going on at Dodger Stadium. And, in itself, it’s satanic. It’s evil. And he said it shows what god… these people worship,” His Excellency stated. “And he’s absolutely right. They worship the worldly, fake, non-divine gods of money and power and worldly influence. And it is the path to hell. And they need to wake up. And anyone of faith needs to be stronger in faith than ever.”