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.


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    "God only requires an open heart that has tried to love tenderly. "...

    "Human beings did not just evolve from random fish  into primates with self reflection ability. We are the product of divine intelligence"...

    "When I’m sometimes automatically being judgmental, or nursing old resentments about past hurts, I think “that’s my ego, that’s the other standard.” "...

    "Sometimes elderly people can appear more childlike and humble. Not always of course. We can also be short tempered and judgmental."...

    "Some say it's in old age that we become the person we were meant to be. Covid has given me time and opportunity to quietly reflect on what’s unimportant."...

    "Pope John Paul II declared Maximillian Kolbe “The Patron Saint of our difficult century.” All these people I thought, now share in the mystery of life not ending upon the death of the body."...

    "Our relationship was founded on a shared belief in Jesus’ cross and resurrection."...

    "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."...

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