Bishop Soto to lead ‘Walk for Religious Freedom’

The public is invited to attend. On Saturday, June 9, following celebration of the 5 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located at 1017 11th Street, the bishop will lead a eucharistic procession through the streets of downtown Sacramento, ending at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, located at 711 T Street. The total walking distance is 1.8 miles.

The procession will include several stops for prayer for Catholic education, Catholic Charities and Catholic health care, all of which could be impacted by the mandate issued earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If the mandate stands, the federal government will force Catholic institutions to provide insurance coverage for sterilization and contraception, including abortion-inducing drugs, even though it violates the religious beliefs of Catholics.

Similar processions will take place on June 9 after the 5:15 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church, located at 515 Main St. in Red Bluff, with Father Joyle Martinez, and at St. John the Baptist Church, located at 435 Chestnut St. in Chico, following the 5 p.m. Mass, with Father Michael Baricuatro. On Sunday, June 10 there will be a procession at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Vallejo, located at 925 Sacramento St., following the 2 p.m. Mass, led by Father Stephen Borlang, pastor.

 

READER COMMENTS

Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:22 AM By Juergensen
How about a “Walk for Canon 915”?


Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012 9:05 AM By Marie
I guess this all has to do with the “Obama Mandate”. Until Catholics are willing to admit that these onerus bureaucratic mandates are direct edicts from the tyrant Obama, they are not going to have any traction. Unfortunately, Catholic hierarchy are so frightened of being “political”, they cannot rise above their fear and admit that the Godless Democratic Party has them by the throat. Would Jesus and his faithful Apostles react this way?


Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:57 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
One wonders how Bishop Soto and Bishop Blaire get along! Juergensen, great idea, I would sign up. God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher


Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012 2:04 PM By Paul
This is awesome!


Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012 2:23 PM By rafael
How about a walk for Corpus Christi? A procession in celebration for the actual feat of Corpus Christi. That would be acutual evangelization, witness for the body and blood of Christ, and for the social reign of Christ the King.

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