Catholic kids legally denied re-enrollment because of Mommies – ‘archbishop’ sticks foot in mouth again anyway

08 Mar

Boulder’s Sacred Heart of Jesus School legally denies re-enrollment of lesbians’ children

9News: ‘Archdiocese’ says couple living in ‘disaccord with Catholic teaching’

By Erica Meltzer
Thu Mar 04 2010

Two sisters, believed to be in preschool and kindergarten, students at a Catholic school in Boulder, will not be allowed to re-enroll next year because the students’ parents are a lesbian couple, 9News reported Thursday night.

Teachers at Sacred Heart of Jesus School told 9News they were told at a staff meeting earlier this week that the students would not be allowed to return to school next year because of the students’ home situation. The teachers also were told not to talk to the media.

In a statement to 9News, the “archbishop” of Denver said the parents disqualified their children from enrollment by their actions.

“Homosexual couples living together as a couple are in disaccord with Catholic teaching,” the statement said.

According to the “archbishop”, parents who enroll their kids at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School are expected to follow the Catholic Church’s beliefs.

“No person shall be admitted as a student in any Catholic school unless that person and his/her parent(s) subscribe to the school’s philosophy and agree to abide by the educational policies and regulations of the school and ‘archdiocese’,” the statement said.

[Actually, every single family of every single student at every single Catholic school is living “in disaccord with Catholic teaching” in some way, for example by ongoing birth control, or practicing serial marriage which is obvious and “in your face” deeply anti-Christian — and none of their parents are abiding by all of the policies and regulations of the church or the school.]

Some staff members told 9News they were upset that a school that preaches love and understanding would take these actions.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus School could not be reached for comment late Thursday, [a regular school day].

The “priest” who did this is a lying, hypocritical, bigoted creep, whining about his “suffering” over this action, while ignoring the true suffering of this family, which he alone caused, quite legally. I guess he forgot that Jesus said the church’s petty “rules” don’t matter a bit when it comes to reaching out to help human beings (eating the temple’s food; helping others — even animals, let alone humans — on the Sabbath, and on and on).

1 Comment

Posted by on Mon Mar 08 2010 in "Strange, True & Religious", ST&R


One response to “Catholic kids legally denied re-enrollment because of Mommies – ‘archbishop’ sticks foot in mouth again anyway

  1. lev2013orstfu

    Mon Mar 08 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I am re-posting this from the comment section of the “priest’s” blog because he has shown a propensity to delete all comments.

    I left this comment (and others) on this “priest’s” blog:

    TO ALL GAY AND LESBIAN PEOPLE: “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.” — Matthew 5:11

    As usual, the public breast-beaters have usurped the Bible to defend their lies. They say that their insults against you, and persecution of you, their lies and evil statements about you, are because of Jesus. According to Matthew, you are “blessed”.


    I’ll at least repost some clips giving views from the Church hierarchy. Apparently this priest has trouble with the word “every” in the first one, and ignores the catechism to not discriminate against gay people.. let alone the innocent daughter of gay people who is the one he punished:

    Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons

    Given at Rome, 1 October 1986.

    Scripture bids us speak the truth in love (cf. Eph. 4:15). The God who is at once truth and love calls the Church to minister to every man, woman and child with the pastoral solicitude of our compassionate Lord.
    Catechism of the Catholic Church
    2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
    What the Church Teaches About Homosexuality
    Church teaching shows a special concern regarding prejudice shown to homosexual persons. “Mindful of the inherent and abiding dignity of every human person” the Catholic bishops reaffirm that “homosexual persons, like everyone else, should not suffer from prejudice against their basic human rights. They have a right to respect, friendship and justice. They should have an active role in the Christian community” (Human Sexuality, #55; To Live in Christ Jesus, #52).

    And in an even more sharply worded statement from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith we read: “It is deplorable that homosexual persons have been and are the object of violent malice in speech, or in action. Such treatment deserves condemnation from the Church’s pastors wherever it occurs” (Letter to the Bishops of the World on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons, #10).

    Thus, the Church challenges homosexual persons concerning their discovered orientation and its implication in terms of sexual action choices. At the same time, the Church’s leaders challenge the so-called “straight” or heterosexual majority to take its own moral pulse, to remove the plank of prejudice and/or self-righteousness from our own eyes. In an eloquent summary of the latter notion, the Catholic bishops in the United States offer a challenge:

    “We call on all Christians and citizens of good will to confront their own fears about homosexuality and to curb the humor and discrimination that offend homosexual persons. We understand that having a homosexual orientation brings with it enough anxiety, pain and issues related to self-acceptance without society adding additional prejudicial treatment” (Human Sexuality, #55).

    3) Be careful not to single out homosexual Church members for harsher sexual moral scrutiny and standards than other members or groups in the parish, diocese or Church. We are all graced yet sinners, a pilgrim people. Remember the bishops’ call for “full participation” and a “special degree of pastoral understanding” for gay and lesbian Catholics.
    n 1975 the Vatican published a Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics. One of those questions was homosexuality. A principal author of that document was Fr. Jan Visser, C.Ss.R. In an interview published in the January 30, 1976, edition of L’Europa, he said: “When one is dealing with people who are so deeply homosexual that they will be in serious personal and perhaps social trouble unless they attain a steady partnership within their homosexual lives, one can recommend them to seek such a partnership, and one accepts this relationship as the best they can do in their present situation.” One of the very men who formulated the Vatican teaching that homogenital acts are wrong allows that in certain individual cases one may not only permit but even recommend a homosexual relationship.

    Similarly, speaking about Catholics who dissent on Church teaching about contraception, the Canadian bishops wrote in 1968: “Since they are not denying any point of divine and Catholic faith nor rejecting the teaching authority of the Church, these Catholics should not be considered nor consider themselves cut off from the body of the faithful.”

    Posted by: John Doe | March 08, 2010 at 05:42 PM



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