As the French Senate is moving towards the approval of a bill to create homosexual “marriage” and adoption, pro-family Catholics are organizing daily protests on the streets outside, vowing to stay the course despite complaints from the bill’s proponents.
The Civitas Institute, a group dedicated to defending the historically Catholic values of France, has been holding marches and demonstrations outside of the Senate building since April 4. Their slogan – “Neither balloons nor blare - prayer and holy anger!” – contrasts their openly religious approach with the more secular marches organized by other groups.
We need to pray for the leaders in France – that they will be enlightened as to the truth about marriage, and do the right thing.
Sadly, the recent Marriage March in Washington, D.C. was covered only minimally in the U.S. media, and seemed to be portrayed as a “ho hum” event. Catholics in the U.S., where is your righteous anger?
We need to beg the clergy in the U.S. to fan the flames from the pulpit – to teach Catholics why we must preserve true marriage, and rally U.S. Catholics to prayer and holy anger to fight the movement toward same sex “marriage” in the U.S.