Lyon Cathedral: Pious Young Catholics Face Down Militant Gays

From Father Zuhlsdorf:

Prepare to be disgusted and then edified.

This from LifeSite with my emphases and comments:

Catholics Defend French Cathedral de Lyon During Homosexual “Kiss-In”

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

LYONS, June 17, 2010 ( – Approximately 200 young Catholics came to the defense of the Cathedral of Lyons, France, during a “kiss-in” protest held by homosexuals in front of the building last month.

The homosexuals reportedly came on the eve of the “World Day Against Homophobia” in May to kiss each other in front of the cathedral, [vile] presumably in protest against the Catholic Church’s 2,000-year-old condemnation of homosexual sex acts[I believe the condemnation is in the Old Testament as well.  It is also written into our being as images of God.]

In a video recently released by ACI Prensa, [Included at the bottom of this post.] the counter-protesters can be seen forming a line several layers deep in front of the cathedral, holding up crucifixes, the flag of Vatican City, and a large banner stating “No More Catholophobia.[OORAH!] They chanted slogans such as “Saint Jean (the Cathedral) is ours!” and “Europe, Youth, Christianity!” [Do I hear an “Amen!”?]

In video recordings of the event the homosexual demonstrators are seen jeering, blaspheming, and insulting the Catholics, while the Catholic counter-demonstrators are seen kneeling, praying, and singing hymns. [Right on schedule.]

The homosexualist protesters were eventually dispersed by police as they lacked permission for the demonstration. Some of the Catholics were also arrested by police.

However, according to ACI Prensa, the counter-demonstrators rejoiced that the “kiss-in” had not gone ahead as scheduled.

The May “kiss-in” followed a similar event scheduled in February for Valentine’s Day in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris[vile] The “kiss-in” was moved away from the cathedral when homosexualist demonstrators were met by a large group of young Catholics, chanting “habemus papam!” (we have a pope!). [Do I hear an “Amen!”?]

WDTPRS compliments the young French Catholics.

I wonder how many of them attend the TLM.  That would be interesting to know.

I have a priest friend in Lyon.  Perhaps he might know something.

If any of you have news, send word to WDTPRS.

(Biretta tip:  Catholic News Agency)

10 Responses to Lyon Cathedral: Pious Young Catholics Face Down Militant Gays

  1. […] From LifeSiteNews (h/t The American Catholic): Approximately 200 young Catholics came to the defense of the Cathedral of Lyons, France, during a […]

  2. T. Shaw says:


    Sadly, it will never happen in the US.

  3. Robert says:

    Wow great news!!! Some may ask – Where is the hope? I sya here is a good example…

    “Europe, Youth, Christianity” Not there phrases heard too often together in apositive way.

  4. Hooray for the young Catholics!

    BTW, it’s not a necessity for someone to go to the extraordinary form to be devout and stand up for the Church. I suppose it would be interesting, but as someone who has never been to the extraordinary form – and who loves our Holy Mother Church deeply – I can get tired of it being held up as the ultimate perfection a Catholic can attain. Jesus comes to me at Mass, too, and I have my doubts that if only I could go to the E.F., I’d be ever so much better and more devout.

    I’m guessing it’s not what you meant, but sometimes I just get this feeling that there’s a bit of one-upsmanship about which form of Mass one attends. Both can be spiritually gratifying.

  5. Ezekiel says:

    We know these youth are likely TLM attendees because the novus ordo churches are empty in France. 200 Novus Ordo youth in all of france, much less in 1 location? Very doubtful.

  6. James says:

    I’m waiting for the post from vox-nova about how violent the Catholic youth were defending this to go along side the violent pro-lifer post.

  7. Tito Edwards says:


    The best thing to do is ignore those pro-abortion dissident Catholics.

  8. It’s amusing how scared people can be of a few guys kissing.

  9. Tito Edwards says:

    It’s amusing how some people define themselves by their groin…

    …and then want to impose it on others violently.

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