A boy, two women, and the supporter of dissenters

A boy, two women, and the supporter of dissenters

The New York Times offers a breathless profile of two lesbians, their adopted son, and the Catholic school that accepted them with no problem. It takes place in, where else, the Archdiocese of Boston.

The theme of the article is apparently that these two women chose to send the boy—who was unwanted by everyone else, which continues the meme of “gays will adopt unwanted children”—to a Catholic school, despite the Church’s offensive teaching. I guess one of the women didn’t see the irony in her statement: “They say, ‘A Catholic education is an advantage for life,’ and I agree. It helps develop a moral compass, a sense of right and wrong and how to treat people with respect.” Well, yeah, and part of that right and wrong is that homosexuality is wrong.

In the end, we hear lots about how “the Archdiocese of Boston” was okay with these women and their boy until the big, bad Vatican came along with its pronouncements on gay unions and gay adoptions and forced the archdiocese’s hand. In reality, it was particular people who had no problem, dissidents who disagreed with the Church’s teaching and undermined it in their work for the Church.

This is precisely why it is important for the Church to employ people who uphold the Church’s teachings. Otherwise, when they undermine those teachings, they give the message that this isn’t what the Church really believes, that this behavior is okay, that it’s all a convenient lie.

Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life: there’s not room for lies or dissent in there.

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  • It would be nice to think that you could send your kids to public school for a moral education.  But you can’t. 

    It would be nice to think that you could at least send your kids to a Catholic school to avoid the social conditioning/restructiring going on in the public schools.  But you can’t.

    Unless we become more active and aggressively defend our morals and social norms, we will lose even the right to discuss right and wrong as is being done right now in Canada.

  • Also, St John’s Prep has a Gay Straight Alliance club.  You know those clubs…their ‘students’ organize the annual Day of Silence.

  • Ferde makes a good intro and support for my arguement against vouchers. All the pro-voucher folks are delusional if they don’t believe that once Catholic schools start taking state money, the state will be in there mandating just about everything we teach against today.

  • I don’t understand the point of the story.  Do Catholic schools evaluate parents?  Don’t they typically teach students and if they are doing their job work on a bit of moral foundation at the same time?