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Quebec court orders mayor to cease praying at meetings, remove crucifix

Catholic World News - March 02, 2011

A Quebec rights tribunal has ordered Mayor Jean Tremblay of Saguenay, a city of 145,000, to ceasing praying at city council meetings and to remove a crucifix and image of the Sacred Heart from council rooms.

“I didn’t go into politics just to do accounting. I went into politics to made society advance, and a society advances as long as it’s supported by values,” said the mayor, who plans to appeal the order. “A serious problem we’ve got in today’s society is that we’ve abandoned our values. That’s why things are going so badly.”

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Mar. 03, 2011 4:00 PM ET USA

    Would to God that he could run for President.

  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Mar. 02, 2011 7:07 PM ET USA

    I pray that this mayor refuses to take it down. If he does he is choosing the city of man and not the city of God. We need to bring religion back into politics. Militant secularism (which is a religion in my opinion) is seeking to wipe us out slowly but surely. If we don't stand up for the social reign of Christ the King and perhaps suffer for it than who will?

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