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.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our January expenses ($20,175 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
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?