John Montague

John Montague earned his Master of Divinity from Regis College, University of Toronto. He is an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. He has a Master of Social Work, and, until his retirement, provided counselling to individuals, couples, and families. For the past seventeen years he has organized a Day of Reflection for Catholic parents of lesbian daughters, gay sons, and transgendered children.


15 posts

    "This has been a ministry of acknowledging reality, educating parents about what the Church actually teaches about LGBT people, and  including the important use of Conscience."...

    "But I also remembered the words a priest friend said years ago: “When someone we love dies, sometimes the symbols of faith are the only thing that seems meaningful.”"...

    " I’m not looking for signs of God’s presence, but that day in unexpected circumstances, I knew that I was a loved."...

    " What I realized over the following days was how much my instinctive love of Holy Mother Church is almost visceral. I have a reflex instinct to defend her"...

    It makes my heart beat faster to think that there is mystery that we don’t fully understand. Now I think of Santa as a comforting father figure, kindly, friendly, caring: like God."...

    "Pope Benedict is presented as a sympathetic figure who deserves forgiveness. Pope Francis is portrayed for what he is, a man in touch with ordinary people on their pilgrim journey." ...

    A modern day psalmist writes of his fears and hopes....

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