Another reason for pride in June

Updated 7/10/2021 11:11 AM

I watched with patience how the whole month of June was devoted to the LGBTQ+ movement, almost to the point of wonderment of just how large this group really is. We see the parades, rainbow flags in newspapers, magazines, etc., and some very interesting suggestions as how some villages want to even replace the American flag during June or at least give the Pride flag equal prominence to fly over village halls, etc. A little much I kept thinking. Yet I understand these followers truly believe in this movement.

However, I was raised believing that the Catholic Church also has a special movement during the month of June on a much smaller scale. This special month is and always has been devoted to The Sacred Heart of Jesus. I remember this as far back as my youth. There were special devotions on each Friday to commemorate this month and "quietly" some Catholics did honor this month in a very special way. One did not see his portrait in every newspaper, TV commercials, etc. and no protests or parades but perhaps a procession or two at select Catholic Church parishes.


Now, I can hear readers talking about never mixing church and state and how bigoted this writer is, but I could not let this whole month of June go by without mentioning that there are others who have honored and thought of the month of June because of someone else that they hold "dear" and very "special" to them and have done this during their whole lifetime. Think about it.

Mary Barrett

Mount Prospect

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