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Friday, January 14, 2011

The Death of Catholic Parochial Education in Boston and the Message of Akita

If Boston area laymen are correct, real Catholic education is dead in the Catholic archdiocese with the imminent release of a policy mandating the admittance of children of same sex parents. The most recent draft of the Diocesan policy available is dated September 16th. It mandates non-discrimination: "We do not discriminate against or exclude any categories of students." If this draft policy is close to the one adopted, the scandal will be severe. One local Boston blog itemized the problems of the policy in this list:
1. Identity and Purpose of Catholic Education is Never Stated


2. Cardinal O’Malley’s Direction of Non-Discrimination is Flawed

3. Issues of Partnering with Gay Parents are Ignored

4. Protecting Innocence of Children is Impossible

5. Inherent Contradiction: Catholic School Education for Kids of Gay Parents is Ignored

6. Policy Mandates Implicit or explicit recognition of the gay/lesbian relationship as valid

7. Policy Creates Scandal of Giving Implicit Recognition to Gay Partnerships

8. Policy Creates Slippery Slope for Future Undermining of Catholic Identity

9. Policy Enables False Compassion on the Sinner

10. Use of Holy Father’s Quote is Deceptive
11. Draft Policy Violates Principle of Subsidiarity
If, in fact, the blogger is correct and the policy is implemented Cardinal O'Malley has recognized by implication the legitimacy of gay "marriage" and ordered pastors, principals, teachers, band directors, janitors, etc. to play along. The policy itself doesn't say one word about gay parenting. It doesn't have to. The controversy grew out of a pastor refusing admittance to the child of lesbian "parents." The pastors will be instructed and, once gay students begin attending, silence will be imposed out of fear of lawsuits.

The policy claims that Catholic teaching will be upheld. Nonsense! Can you imagine homosexuals tolerating the school teaching that their relationships are immoral and sinful? What are the practical implications when same-sex parents attend school events and parent-teacher conferences? Will anyone say a word if they are holding hands or meet and greet after school with a kiss on the mouth? Is anyone going to challenge the parents for their immoral lifestyle? Can anyone imagine a teacher saying a word of criticism about a situation that they've been mandated to accept? How about other parents? What happens to the Catholic identity of the school when the homosexual parents are heading committees and even running for PTO president?

No one wants to see children harmed, but the children living with same sex "parents" are already in harm's way by living in perverted situations. The children are further harmed by being put in a situation of conflict in school where, if the truth is told, they are constantly confronted with choosing between the truth or their parents. Children love their families no matter how dysfunctional. To put them in a continual situation of stress sounds to me like a recipe for psychological disaster.

So is the alternative for everyone from the principal to the parents to accept and be silent? That's the likely outcome, but it's hard to claim it has no consequences. In fact, it hurts everyone. The entire school must live the lie that homosexuality and homosexual parenting is normal and good and must be respected. Anyone who refuses to play the game and confronts the situation will be accused of homophobia and bullying. Unfortunately, most Catholics today, raised with almost no understanding of the faith, would probably accept the situation without batting an eye. Tolerance of everything, except intolerance, is the modern mantra.

Children are the most innocent victims of the gay lifestyle. You see them at gay pride parades exposed to all kinds of perversion including men masturbating in the streets. You see them shouting profanities on gay YouTube videos. There are many who exploit children for their own perverse purposes. Gays use children to pretend their playing house is real.

At Akita, an approved apparition, Our Lady told Sr. Agnes Sasagawa that a time would come when bishop would fight against bishop and cardinal against cardinal:
The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests). Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.
We have already seen too much of this prophecy fulfilled. Another part of it offers a terrifying warning:
if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by my Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests.
Must we see this part of the prophecy fulfilled before we wake up? I pray not, but the actions of so many of our bishops are leading us to disaster. They appear to have no faith in or fear of God. Those of us who do must do all we can through prayer and penance to hold back the wrath the world so richly deserves. I'm saying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy tonight as my bedtime prayer.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

All I can say is "unbelievable!", just "unbelievable!" I hope it is not so.

Carol McKinley said...

But it is so.

The Catholic identity of Catholic schools here in Boston is gone.

Moreoever, so is the structure of the Roman Catholic Church gone.

This Archbishop has permitted lay people to come in and get autonomous control of doctrine and money. It is all completely independent from the role of a Cardinal.

Furthermore, the people who have been successful in getting the Cardinal to hand over the money, the governing and sanctification of the flock have plans to execute this model elsewhere, in places where there is a weak Bishop in the Cathedra.

The Holy See was informed months ago and they have actually not only supported the regime, they have allowed Cardinal Sean to use the Holy See to give official honors to the author of all of it - Rev. Bryan Hehir, who is working with the anti-Catholic characters at the Kennedy School of Government and Boston College Roundtable on Church Management.

If anyone believes that there is a process in place to report a Bishop protecting sexually active priests, corruption, spiritual and physical child abuse that the Holy See will act upon, you are kidding yourself.

I don't make a judgment on the reasons why - perhaps they are overwhelmed and have let go of the Roman Catholic Church in America. Let us face it, we are not exactly teachers pets!

What is happening here is very, very serious. If you have a weak Bishop, a drunkard, or somebody abusing prescription drugs, depressed, somebody writing memoirs of his own booty calls, catatonic or simply a bishop who is not faithful to doctrine - watch out for it. It will soon be moseying on down the road leading to your Chancery.

We are definitely on our own and the only recourse is cutting off the money.

Anonymous said...

What about the supreme irony of Cardinal Sean visitating Ireland to investigate the problem of abuse in the Church by probably gay priests with teenage altar boys while this policy is enacted, not unlike the MBL's lobbying to make what priests have been laicized & imprisoned for, including those falsely accused, legal?

Anonymous said...

Although I am the anonymous of Jan. 15 at 2:26 p.m., I have been thinking about this more. Perhaps there is the chance that both Archbishop Chaput and Cardinal O'Malley are right as some sinners need a heavy hand and some a more gentle one. Perhaps Cardinal O'Malley is going out in search of the lost sheep using this method. Never-the-less, it will only work if it is backed up with strict orthodox teaching in the schools. I have found, though, with family members sometimes the "gentle" approach only makes matters worse with sin spreading among the family by example. If you give some people an inch, they will take a yard to their own destruction or the destruction of others as we have seen with pro-abortion "Catholic" politicians. Also, as a friend of mine has said, "Divorce is catching!" I would say, "Sometimes it is if one is not careful to whom one listens." I pray for both the Cardinal and the Archbishop.