Remember what Bp. Vasa is doing in Santa Rosa? He is requiring that teachers in Catholic schools live – gasp! – according to Catholic teachings and mores. Imagine such a thing!
The Cardinal Newman Society, which focuses on the quality of Catholic schools, has this … btw … check out their spiffy feed on the right side bar on this blog …
Parents Resist Bishop Vasa’s Efforts to Strengthen Catholic Education
March 18, 2013, at 10:32 AM | By Tim Drake |
The Press Democrat reports that a group of parents are resisting Bishop Robert Vasa’s effort to have the Diocese of Santa Rosa’s parochial school educators sign a contract addendum stating that they will uphold the Church’s teachings.
The parents of students at Cardinal Newman High School, worried that the addendum might drive away teachers, are seeking a one-year reprieve that was reportedly given to teachers at a K-8 school in Ukiah.
According to the article, parents are concerned that Bishop Vasa may be considering implementing a catechetical program similar to one adopted in the Archdiocese of Kansas City. That program requires educators to take classes through theSchool of Faith to “provide doctrinal and spiritual formation” stressing “the call to prayer, virtue, and holiness of life.”“I’m a Catholic, but to have the bishop do this is not the type of Catholicism my faith teaches me,” said Lori Edgar, the parent of a Cardinal Newman senior and freshman. [Then maybe, Lori, the problem is that what you think being Catholic is, is out of step with what the Church thinks being Catholic is. Could it be? Good sources for a reliable answer could be the local bishop and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.]
It’s all part of the New Evangelization, folks.