on living as a sign of welcome without compromise:
…Surprisingly, a few marchers spontaneously started collecting money for the church. It started with their passing around a hat. (I was told not to look at the text on the front, and I didn’t.) Over the course of about two hours hundreds of dollars were donated to the church without any prompting by the friars.
Many were also fascinated by religious life and the habit we wear. The peculiar situation of some people wearing “Get your rosaries off my ovaries” next to men actually wearing rosaries on their belts did not stop many from inquiring into what brings us to live lives dedicated to Christ.