A Roman Catholic school in Massachusetts has withdrawn its acceptance of an 8-year-old boy with lesbian parents, saying their relationship was "in discord" with church teachings, according to one of the boys' mothers.
As a lesbian couple with children, when it comes time to send your children to school, wouldn't the first thing you want to do is send them where they'll tell your two Mommies are out of favor with God? This would be madness.
You'd want all the kiddies in your class, who are unable to process how to respond as a five year old, how to respond to your child, to run from your child like he has leprosy?
These are your aspirations.
Give me a break.
And, of course, there is pandemonium at the Archdiocese trying to figure out the teachings of the Church and how to distribute them and live them out. They're pouring over the catechism and frantically dialing Catholic ethicist because they don't have one in-house who can solve a puzzle between right and wrong.
Earlier today Cardinal O'Malley had his staff circulate a threat to cut off funding to Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese:
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Subject: From the Catholic School Foundation
Dear School Administrators:You may be aware from recent publicity about an exclusionary admissions practice at
St. PaulSchool in Hingham, which does not receive support from the Catholic Schools Foundation. In light of those media reports, we thought it important to clarify the position of the Catholic Schools Foundation - - namely, that no school that promotes an exclusionary admissions policy or practice will be considered for support.We believe a policy or practice that denies admission to students in such a manner as occurred at St. Paul’s is at odds with our values as a Foundation, the intentions of our donors, and ultimately with Gospel teaching. Our concern is the education of young people. We will not fund any school that treats students and families in such a manner. This policy has been unchanged since our founding in 1983.We are proud that Catholic schools are known for being welcoming communities for all students. So although this incident is disturbing, we know that it is isolated, not a policy of the Archdiocese, or indicative generally of the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese. Know that we appreciate all you do to make your schools places where all feel welcome.Please contact me at 617-778-5981 if you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance to you.With hope for the students we serve and the future of Catholic education, I amSincerely yours,Michael B, Reardon
The Cardinal threatened to cut off funding to schools that refuse to subject children of gays and lesbians to religious education that will psychologically damage and confuse them and cause chaos within their family.
I never really encountered a group of people who were so completely soulless.
It's really kinda creepy. And, having worked in politics for 10 years, that's a whopper of a statement.
What blows your socks off is how, like any successful con artist, they do it under the veil of being virtuous:
In a statement issued this afternoon, Mary Grassa O'Neill, secretary for education and superintendent of Catholic schools, said that the archdiocese does not prohibit children of same-sex parents from attending Catholic schools, and that the archdiocese will "work in the coming weeks to develop a policy to eliminate any misunderstandings in the future."
Catholic schools "welcome children based on their parent's understanding that the teachings of the Church are an important component of the curriculum and are part of the students' educational experience," said Grassa O'Neill, who is the superintendent of schools for the archdiocese.
They're going to sit the class of kindergartners down and explain to them that God does not approve of how the two mothers are living out their lives?
Do they think this young child has the capacity to process this?
Do they think the other children in class will be able to process it?
Why don't they just put up pictures of the two mothers and pin horns and a tail on them, circulate it in class and be done with it?
How do they think that plays out inside of the family who rejects the teachings of the Church or in the community?
They are a sick bunch who will do anything for a couple of thousand dollars.
Mary Grass O'Neil is trying to give the appearance that the parents were open for their child to be indoctrinated into the teachings of the Church on human sexuality but that is not an accurate representation.
The Boston archdiocese said it learned of
St. Paul's decision late Tuesday. In her statement, O'Neill said the archdiocese doesn't bar children of same-sex parents from attending Catholic schools, and that it will develop a policy in the coming weeks to make that clear.
She said the schools expect parents to understand "that the teachings of the Church are an important component of the curriculum and are part of the students' educational experience."But this is not what the situation is at all. The woman is on the record saying she will ask questions about whether or not the school will be teaching human sexuality in the educational programs and if so, this would be problematic for her:
But the woman said she was uncertain she would enroll her son in another Catholic school because she needed to learn more about their educational programs.
She added: "I will be a little bit more guarded in my questioning so I'll be able to have a real clear picture where they stand."
Mary Grassa O'Neil is not being honest about the situation. Cardinal O'Malley and his staff are using deception to throw Fr. Rafferty under the bus and hoodwink the parents of the child.
Fr. Rafferty was doing the pastoral thing for this family and everyone concerned.
God help him under this regime. A trip to "Fr. Groeschel's" may be in the works.
We all know where this is going. It's right there in black and white from Michael B. Reardon.
Bryan Hehir and Cardinal O'Malley have lined up National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management and this mafia is throwing their money around and taking control of what is being taught inside of the Roman Catholic Church to the next generation. The money is controlling the donors and the teachings of the Church on human sexuality will go into the same bucket of trash they've thrown Humanae Vitae, the Canons and the Catechism into.
These have been the plans of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church management for the last ten years.
It is playing out.
I can just hear the Nuncio now when he reads the latest from the Archdiocese of Boston:
Strumentallizzato. Idiota pagato. Imbecille. Cretino. Perfetto Deficiente. Pazzo. Pazzo. Deficiente. Ecco Idiota, un idiota pagato.
You can't make this stuff up.
Here's today's story in the Globe.
Let me cut to the chase: Taking the money from these parents while promising to indoctrinate them into the knowledge that their parents are on their to Gehanna is an "admirable compromise". "Sensitive"
Refusing to exploit the family for cash is "rash and hard-hearted"
How sad and inane.
And, as we all know, the Globe story confirms that Mary Grassa O'Neil and the cash cows have complete control "to overrule" the pastor. This is amazing since this totally flies in the face of Canon law.
But O’Neill, rather than seek to overrule local officials, called one of the boy’s parents and offered to help enroll the child in another Catholic school.Laws mean nothing to these people.
Even by those standards, the action by
St. PaulElementary School was disturbing, for it targets a child simply because of who his parents are. Responsible educators shouldn’t engage in such behavior. And O’Neill made it clear that she does not. “Academic rigor, faith formation, Gospel values, strong character development, respect, and support are hallmarks of our schools,’’ she declared in her statement.
She and O’Malley deserve credit for emphasizing respect over fear.Despicable.
I can't believe Scot Landry is going to be in charge of communications for these people.
Whore yourself for this?
Why not just throw a millstone around your neck and throw yourself into the river.