Ottawa Catholic parish to host Gay Pride gathering
OTTAWA, Ontario, July 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The young adult group at St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish in Ottawa is again organizing a group to attend next month’s Gay Pride Parade in the capital.
The parish group is inviting people to attend the August 28th parade on its blog. Following the parade, they are inviting marchers for refreshments at St. Joe’s Supper Table, a ministry to the poor that is run out of the parish.
“We march every year, because we want to tell the Pride Parade’s participants and viewers that it is possible to live in integrity as a person of faith, who is both gay and deeply spiritual,” the invitation reads. “We believe that there is a place for everybody at Christ’s table.”
The event is being sponsored by the University of Ottawa’s Gay Catholics, Christians and Allies Group (GCCA).
The Catechism of the Catholic Church insists that homosexuals “must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity,” and condemns any form of “unjust discrimination” against them.
At the same time, the Catechism affirms the Church’s traditional teaching that homosexual inclinations are “objectively disordered” and homosexual acts are “acts of grave depravity.” “Under no circumstances can they be approved,” it states.
The group’s promotion of the march was first reported by Suzanne Fortin on her blog, Big Blue Wave.
LifeSiteNews did not hear back from the Archdiocese of Ottawa by press time.
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast
1247 Kilborn Place
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K9
E-mail: [email protected]