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Skip to comments.THIS IS HOW ONE GROUP OF CATHOLICS RESPONDED TO CHANTS OF “HAIL, SATAN!” [PHOTOS]
Posted on 06/28/2014 9:43:48 AM PDT by NYer
Last summer, pro-abortion protesters shouted “Hail, Satan!” in the Texas statehouse as the late-term abortion ban was under debate. It was a messy, agitated scene — a battlefield between the forces of good and evil:
Fast forward to this past feast of Corpus Christi Sunday, where a very different event took place in the same building (click here for larger size):
What are you seeing? Let’s zoom in:
That’s right! Over 1,000 Catholics participated in a Eucharistic procession and adoration inside the state capitol! It marks the first time (to my knowledge) that Catholics publicly adored the Blessed Sacrament in their state capitol.
What a beautiful way of responding after all the ugliness that took place in this same location last year. And what an appropriate way to celebrate and give thanks for the pro-life victories that have been achieved over the past year!
The event, described by one lead organizer as “evangelization at the grassroots level”, resulted from years of fruitful collaboration between lay leaders, deacons and priests, the Knights of Colombus, the bishop’s office and Texas politicians.
The organizers have been receiving inquiries from other Catholics around the country about how they might participate next year. Saint Mary Cathedral and the Knights of Columbus (Council 14055) deserve special credit for hosting and providing much of the financial backing for this evangelization outreach.
I hope Catholics in other states consider doing something similar in their own capitols. Our faith is beautiful when we express it!
All photos (except where noted) are by Arlen Nydam and used with permission. You can view his slideshow of this Corpus Christi procession here including the stunning panorama photo from inside the capitol — please support his work!
You will no doubt find this extremely gratifying.
Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Wouldn’t it be grand if processions took place in every town in America?
For what purpose: worshipping a wafer or proclaiming the saving grace of Jesus Christ?
How beautiful! If only more faithful Christians, whether Catholic or Protestant would boldly follow suit!
Why don’t you just count your sour grapes before they hatch.
I am not a Catholic but I think they did a wonderful, brave, thing.
God Bless them. I wish all of us Christians were as demonstrative about our faith.
“Our faith is beautiful when we express it!”
Might have a hard time getting those sabers past the metal detectors though. :)
.......especially after a “gay pride” march/parade!!!
From “Hail Satan” to “Fail Satan.”
I know you are kidding, but Knights of Columbus are defenders of the faith and always accompany a Bishop in ceremonial events. Their uniforms are from other times. They have not been updated. They raise a lot of money for different groups at the Church.
We worship Christ and we proclaim Him. These two actions are not just compatible, they are indivisible.
You obviously just don’t get it.
LOL! Thanks for the chuckle. I’ll have to remember that.
There is no substitute for Christ and the sacrifice He made on the cross. We are justified by faith and not by works, so that no man can boast.
Don’t stalk people, and don’t start pinging them to threads to continue some personal grudge you have.