Not only did the National Catholic Register cover the Boston story, they hit it out of the park with this post by Jimmy Akin.
From Reardon’s letter, you’d have no idea whatsoever was at issue in the
St. PaulSchool case. He vaguely refers to “an exclusionary admissions practice” and ominously warns that “no school that promotes an exclusionary admissions policy or practice will be considered for support.” He speaks opaquely of “a policy or practice that denies admission to students in such a manner as occurred at St. Paul’s.” He uses lofty rhetoric about the values of the foundation, its donors, and “Gospel teaching.” He warns that they will not fund “any school that treats students and families in such a manner.” He uses touchie-feelie language about Catholic schools being “welcoming communities,” “where all feel welcome.” And he says that the St. PaulSchool incident “disturbing.”
So disturbing, apparently, that he can’t even speak forthrightly about the subject. The whole thing has to be shrouded with indirectness, shielded from frank discussion, and wrapped in comforting PC rhetoric.
Akin calibrates Michael B. Reardon's letter by stripping it of intellectual dishonesty.
Here's a teaser:
Mr. Reardon may not understand the importance of being earnest, but let’s look at what he might have said had he chosen to be frank.Straight forward and well done.
Dear School Administrators: