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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Another Child Punished By The Catholic Church.

From an article in the Providence Journal:
Boston- A Roman Catholic school has withdrawn its acceptance of an 8 year old boy with lesbian parents, saying their relationship was "in discord" with church teachings, according to one of the boy's mothers.
The woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of concerns about the effect of publicity on her son,said she planned to send the boy to third grade at St. Paul Elementary School in Hingham in the fall. But she said she learned her son's acceptance was rescinded during a conference call Monday with Principal Cynthia Duggan and the parish priest, the Rev. James Rafferty.
Well here we go again.  As my readers will note, this is not the first Catholic school to refuse to teach a child because of the LAME excuse that the parent's life was in discord to church teachings.  I would not object to that, if that was the real reason.  If the Church did not allow ANY child whose parents were not living in accordance with church teachings, well that is their choice.  But we all know that is not the case.

At this point I am beyond outraged.  Honestly I cannot understand how any Catholic will not and does not STAND UP & SPEAK UP and DEMAND this prejudice and hate STOP.  If you claim that you are living by the teachings of "jesus," then walk the talk!  In the ultimate irony these same institutions are very often run by closeted gay priests (not living honest lives) who often are deviant and sexually abuse small boys and girls.

Members of this institution for the most part sit and do nothing!!!! It is like they are drones hypnotized into stupidity and silence!!

From my earlier post (

By now, many of you have heard the story of the Boulder School District and their decision to expel a child because his parents were gay ( Actually they said they expelled him because his parents were "living in open discord with Catholic teaching".

I find this reprehensible not only because it seems contrary to the notion of a "Catholic" church but because it is antithetical to the very foundation of America, that we are all to be judged on our own merits.

After reading the article I had some thoughts. -"living in open discord with Catholic teaching"- well, what does that mean?

What about children whose parents are divorced? Aren't they living in open discord with the teachings?

And we don't even need to ask about kids whose parents are living with someone other than a spouse. Clearly they are not living in accordance with Catholic teaching. And what of parents who have affairs? By all means get ride of those kids.

And what of parents who use contraceptive devices? It would be easy to tell. Just assume any women who does not have a child at least every 2 years is clearly doing something. Out with those kids as well.

What about parents who eat meat on Friday? Oh, wait. That only applies during lent. But still, if the parents are eating meat, get ride of those kids now.

When I see things like this it makes me beg to ask, "where is the compassion, the charity, the love of your neighbor, forgiveness." In the story of Jesus, he had a prostitute as one of his closest disciples. I assume that is not "in accordance with Catholic teaching" yet somehow he was able to get along with her. I guess we know better now than Jesus could know.

When Popes of years past had mistresses and children by them, the Church didn't see fit to excommunicate them. But we know better now.

A good friend of mine has a child that has cerebral palsy. The Catholic schools won't allow him to go to school there (his family is very Catholic). Too much trouble to try and teach him.

Roseanne Barr recently posted some very harsh words directed at the Catholic church. But I wonder if we shouldn't demand even more! She said:

The pedo priests are trying to cover up the number of LITTLE GIRLS they have molested too, as if that doesn't matter as much as what happens to boys. Trust me, the number of girls raped and molested by priests is at least double the boys. They are trying to cover it all up so that they can end up purging gay priests, and laying the blame on them. The fact is pedos like to rape both boys and girls, and only a small number of pedos are exclusively into male children. I am starting to think that any parent who takes their kids to catholic churches from now on should lose custody. Taking your kid where you know sex offenders hang out is inexcusable!!!


  1. We wonder why anyone would send their children to a Catholic school (ok, we know why from an educational standpoint). If we don't teach our children equality and fairness, who will?

  2. I went to a Catholic school in Boston and the Priests gave me the creeps. Years later I found out that some of my buddies were molested, including one of my best friends. It ruined his life.

  3. I really don't understand this. They are punishing a child and what if this child were to choose to be Catholic. It is like they have branded the child (666) as some evil person. How disgusting! You would think they would want to teach the child about their Catholic beliefs to "save" her. It makes no sense.

  4. Does it strike you as a tad too ironic that multiple Catholic schools have rejected kids because their parents are "living in open discord" with the Church. Just like with the pedophile priests, they just pass things from church to church. It is like a bad virus! Maybe if they let priests marry they wouldn't be so stupid.

  5. From what I can see Catholic schools will take kids in whose parents "are in discord" with the Church's teaching as long as the administrators don't have knowledge of the parents' discordant behavior. Sort of "don't ask, don't tell". The administrators don't want a public scandal. I guess that's the definition of hypocrisy. The sad thing in this case is that there's no sin in being gay, straight or lesbian, but the school is telling that boy there's something wrong with his adoptive parents. How could a God who made everybody the way they are approve of this school's action on behalf of His Church?

  6. And by the way, there used to be lesbian nuns in Catholic schools, many of whom were excellent and caring teachers much like the mothers who want to get their boy into that school.

    Would the school turn away a child whose mother was a prostitute? An exotic dancer? A member of the mafia? Actually, I remember the son of Rhode Island's most famous crime boss went to Catholic school and was an altar boy.