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How does Solidarity Sunday relate to official Church teaching?

As an anti-violence initiative, this program is entirely consistent with Church teaching. In fact, some parishes see it as a way to begin implementing the American bishops' recent pastoral letter Always our Children. Imagine how supported a mother who has been silent about her child's homosexuality would feel, sitting in Church the morning of Solidarity Sunday surrounded by fellow parishioners wearing rainbow ribbons. Wouldn't that sense of isolation she's felt be lifted, allowing her to be a more alive member of the parish?