Charity, clarity, chastity

Pray in reparation for WorldPride Toronto

WorldPride Toronto 2014 officially opened on the evening of Friday, 20 June. Pride organizers claim that Toronto has one of the largest LGBTQ communities in the world and this year they welcomed visitors from all over the world to the city’s “celebration of diversity and equality.” Toronto, the organizers say, welcomed the world to “celebrate freedom.”

In response to this offence to our Lord, EnCourage Toronto and Courage Reparational Group Toronto have again sponsored  Charity, Clarity, Chastity: “an event of prayer and sacrifice in reparation for WorldPride.” Now in its third year, this offering of prayer, fasting, and sacrifice began at 3:00 pm (the Hour of Mercy) on Friday, 20 June and continues until 3:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, 2 July.

The organizers of Charity, Clarity, Chastity explain that two years ago they realized that “during the Pride season Catholics need to unite in prayer in reparation for the offences against charity, clarity, chastity. During the Year of Faith we repeated the prayer event, a joint project of EnCourage Toronto and Courage Reparational Group Toronto. This third year we are again committing to fasting and extra prayer in the presence of Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. … Wherever in the world you are, your prayers for these three intentions are so sorely needed at such a time as this.”

For the twelve days of prayer for the intentions of charity, clarity, and chastity, we are invited to join EnCourage Toronto and Courage Reparation Toronto in offering our much needed prayers, fasting, and sacrifices in reparation for WorldPride Toronto. Please go to the event page to learn more about the intentions and commit to one hour of prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament either at Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, or in front of the Tabernacle. If for a valid reason you are unable to get to a Catholic Church, you may commit to one hour (or more) at home while looking upon a crucifix.

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Graphic used with permission from the Encourage Toronto and Courage Reparational Group Toronto.

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