The Catholic Action Network for Social Justice (CAN) will hold a Candlelight Vigil on the Cathedral Basilica steps entitled "People of Faith for Gay Rights" on Tuesday, November 8th at 7pm.In a recent letter addressed to a member of CAN, Archbishop Burke basically advised the group that it should not use the name "Catholic" since CAN promotes ideas and practices that are diametrically opposed to the the teachings of the Church. It appears that perhaps the same criteria should be used for this "Catholic" parish which continues to promote dissension from Catholic teachings within the community.
This vigil, held in collaboration with the national organization Soulforce, will call for an end to the spiritual violence perpetuated against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community by the religious policies, teachings, and anti-gay rhetoric of the Church. There will be time for silence and sharing. Bring a candle, sign, song, or poem to share.
Reports from a gentleman who was with an opposing group of faithful Catholics praying the Rosary last night at this "vigil" related that there were some 40-50 protesters on the Cathedral steps relating their "experiences" of "love".
Unfortunately, it is unknown at this time how many of these protesters were from St Cronan "Catholic" Parish.
It is anticipated that a report of this "vigil" will be forthcoming soon.