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Encyclopedia > John Pacheco

John Pacheco (born 1969) is a social conservative political activist in Canada best known as the organizer of a 15,000 person rally on Parliament Hill against same-sex marriage and is running as an "independent conservative" in the 2006 federal election in Ottawa West-Nepean. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... Social conservatism is a belief in traditional morality and social mores and the desire to preserve these in present day society, often through civil law or regulation. ... Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada Parliament Hill, officially known in French as Colline du Parlement, is a scenic location on the banks of the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa, Canada. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... The 2006 Canadian federal election (more formally, the 39th general election) will occur on January 23, 2006. ...


A financial analyst by training, he took courses at York University in the early 1990s, moved to Ottawa, Ontario in 1996. Pacheco operates a business in Kingston, Ontario. He has written on Catholic websites in defense of miraculous intervention and salvation by water baptism. He also claims that the "smoke of Satan" has entered some aspects the Roman Catholic church since the Second Vatican Council, a development which he blames on modernism (Pacheco has written favourably of Pope Pius X's anti-modernist oath).[1] He runs the catholic-legate.com website. York University (YorkU) is a large comprehensive university, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Kingston, Ontario, with a population of approximately 146,8381 people, is located in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, or Vatican II, was an Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church opened under Pope John XXIII in 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI in 1965. ... Pope Pius X (1903-1914), pictured in 1904, wearing the 1834 Triple Tiara of Pope Gregory XVI Saint Pius X, né Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, (2 June 1835 - 20 August 1914) was Pope from 1903 to 1914, succeeding Pope Leo XIII. He was the first pope since the Counter-Reformation Pope...


Pacheco first ran for the Family Coalition Party in the 1995 provincial election, receiving 858 votes in Kingston and the Islands for a fourth-place finish. The winner was Liberal John Gerretsen. He ran against Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty in the 2003 election, for the specific purpose of confronting him on his support for same-sex marriage. At campaign launch, announced his intention to run print and radio advertisements on the issue. During the all-candidate's debate, accused McGuinty of being a "Kennedy Catholic" and a hypocrite on social issues. McGuinty responded by accusing the FCP of intolerance, saying "For the Family Coalition party to say it stands for inclusiveness is like Colonel Sanders saying he's going to look after the chickens".[2] Received 562 votes, finishing last in a field of five candidates. McGuinty received 24,647 votes. The Family Coalition Party is a minor political party in Ontario, Canada that was founded in 1987 with a social conservative platform. ... The Ontario general election of 1995 was held on June 8, 1995, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Kingston and the Islands is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1967. ... John Gerretsen (born June 9, 1942) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Honourable Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr. ...


Pacheco ran for the Conservative Party of Canada's nomination in Ottawa West-Nepean but was disqualified as a candidate in April 2004 because of comments he had made as an FCP candiate on the issue of homosexuality. The nomination was won by John Baird, a former provincial cabinet miniseter and supporter of same-sex marriage. Pacheco announced in December 2005 that he would run against Baird as an "independent conservative" on social conservative issues and asserted "If our campaign were to attract enough votes away from the Conservative Party in Ottawa West Nepean for Baird to lose, the Conservatives will get the message that social conservatives are serious about their politics."[3] The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada) is a right-of-centre political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... John Russell Baird (born May 26, 1969) is a Canadian politician. ...


External links

  • John Pacheco campaign website
  • Rejects Organizer of Huge Ottawa Marriage March As Potential Candidate Campaign Life website
  • True Conservatives Running as Independents against Anti-Family, Anti-Life ‘Conservative’ Candidates

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Catholic Apologetics International - Robert Sungenis (2576 words)
Pacheco is trying to make it appear that Lefebvre's signing of Dignitatis Humanae in some way forms a contradiction to what he believed; or that Lefebvre is not really the saintly crusader he is portrayed to be by Traditionalists, since his true beliefs were exposed in his signing of Dignitatis Humanae.
Pacheco wants to be a true Catholic, he should be insisting that everyone interpret Vatican II in accord with the previous 20 ecumenical councils, which he knows did not teach that pagans have a moral right to worship false gods.
Instead, John Paul II considered the pagans already in a relationship with God through their false gods, so much so, that no one had to be concerned with saving their soul, only praying for world peace to fulfill the pope's dream of having some kind of utopian pan-religious monument before he passes away.
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