My dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

“June is Pride Month.” That is the message proclaimed on banners hung from lamp posts in downtown Springfield. The rainbow flag is flying above the State Capitol on the flagpole beneath the United States flag and the State of Illinois flag. Rainbow flags are festooned across the front of the Governor’s Mansion as directed by its current occupant, Governor J. B. Pritzker. Pride and rainbows: a slogan and a symbol co-opted by the LGBTQ+ movement to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues.

Businesses and sports teams have bought into the hype. Major League Baseball teams are hosting “pride nights” this month. The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team has taken its disgraceful promotional event a step further by hosting a night that will honor the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,” whom Bishop Robert Barron has described as “an anti-Catholic hate group” whose members dress up in religious garb and describe themselves as “queer and trans nuns.”…

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