This is we are going to experience for a long-time, friends. If we Catholics (read: faithful to the teachings of the Church concerning faith and morals) actually dare to speak in public about the Church’s doctrine favorably or attempt to govern our lives by it, the blow-back will be instantaneous, relentless, savage.
My emphases and comments:
Sister Jane Tells It Like It Is
In a testament to just how bad so much of what passes for Catholic education is today, [And not just today.... for decades!] note this reaction to Sister Jane Dominic Laurel preaching basic Catholic doctrine:
Charlotte Catholic High School has invited parents to a meeting Wednesday night to air concerns many of them – and their kids – had about a recent speaker’s comments about homosexuality, divorce and single parents.
Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, a Dominican nun based in Nashville, Tenn., addressed a student assembly on March 21. Days later, some students launched an online petition that called her comments “offensive and unnecessarily derogatory.” [Students have learned their lessons well, haven't they. Be whiners.]
A record of the comments was not available. But students attending told their parents she criticized gays and lesbians and made inflammatory remarks about single and divorced parents. [Given the state of education, which year by year churn out kids who couldn't think their way out of a room through an open door, I don't doubt that they thought what sister said was "bad". They've been conditioned through the tens of thousand of hours of watching TV's exaltation of deviation as "cool" and listening to virtually nothing in schools except self-affirmation and repression of reason.]
The petition, which has drawn more than 2,000 supporters, listed 10 objections to her remarks, including this: “We resent the fact that a schoolwide assembly became a stage to blast the issue of homosexuality [Here we go again...] after Pope Francis said in an interview this past fall that ‘we can not insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods.’ We are angry that someone decided they knew better than our Holy Father and invited (this) speaker.” [That is one of the stupidest statements I have read in a long time. And it is manipulative.]
Some students told their parents that a few teachers left the assembly in tears. [My first reaction is to say: GOOD! Perhaps this is the first time they have ever received an inoculation of any kind against the evils that we are facing right now. Inoculations don't feel good.]
In addition, parents called for a letter-writing campaign, sending out emails that listed the addresses of the Diocese of Charlotte, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, even the pope in the Vatican. [Yah... go ahead and write to the Pope ... in the Vatican!]
Shelley Earnhardt, who is divorced [here's a surprise] and who sent one of the emails, wrote that “in my home, there was outrage, embarrassment, sadness, disbelief, and further reason for my 16-year-old to move as far away from her religion as possible and as soon as she can.” [Oh... right. It's all about her child. That's just dirty fighting.]
Other parents faulted the school for not notifying them about the sensitive nature of Laurel’s planned remarks. “It’s too big of a topic for parents to be surprised,” said Casey Corser.
Diocese spokesman David Hains acknowledged parents were not told ahead of time that Laurel would speak. [And? A woman religious speaking at a Catholic school ... and that's special in some way.... how?] But he said she has spoken frequently in the diocese and has a doctoral degree in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. [No, wait! That doctorate means nothing! You made little Suzy uncomfortable by your judgmental words. Therefore Suzy is right, and you, Sister, have no credentials here.]
“We have seen the petitions, and we have gotten the emails,” Hains said. “And we really hope to be able to answer their questions and address their concerns” at the meeting, which he said will be closed to the media.
The Rev. Tim Reid, pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church, sent an email lauding the nun, [Kudos to Fr. Reid.] saying “she represented well the Catholic positions on marriage, sex, same-sex attraction and proper gender roles … The Church has already lost too many generations of Catholic schools students to … a very muddled and watered-down faith.” [As I said.]
Go HERE to read the rest. (The comments illustrate the de facto schism that exists within the Church.) Quite a few people who call themselves Catholic in this country really aren’t in any meaningful way. [That's for sure.]
Are you ready for what is coming?
As I write, I am in my native place. I came to town for a 40 Hours closing and the traditional clerical supper afterwards. There were lots of stories and inside information about what is going on there, in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, with the vicious attacks on the local church, clergy and Archbishop. Of course the deviant Left hate the Archbishop with the furious heat of a blue dwarf star because he promoted the marriage amendment to this state’s constitution. It’s payback time.
We are going to be seeing a lot of this in the future.