Skip to comments.Lesbian demands that Catholic school remove Catechism quote from pamphlet
Posted on 03/19/2012 7:26:24 AM PDT by cleghornboy
Ann Michelle Tesluk, a lesbian whose children attend a Catholic school, is demanding that the school, which is located in Peterborough, Ontario, remove a Catechism quote from a pamphlet because it refers to the homosexual inclination as "objectively disordered." See here.
I wrote a series of posts after the Archdiocese of Boston announced a new policy which says that Catholic schools can partner with homosexual parents. I reminded His Eminence Sean Cardinal O'Malley that, in its Declaration on Christian Education (Gravissimum Educationis), No. 3, the Vatican II Fathers explained that parents "must be recognized as the primary and principal educators" of their children and that, "This role in education is so important that only with difficulty can it be supplied where it is lacking. Parents are the ones who must create a family atmosphere animated by love and respect for God and man, in which the well-rounded personal and social education of children is fostered."
And I added, "But parents who are living in a same-sex relationship cannot create that 'family atmosphere animated by love and respect for God and man' in which 'the well-rounded personal and social education of children is fostered.' The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in its document entitled Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons, has said that adoption of children by homosexuals 'would actually mean doing violence to these children,' and that their situation of dependence would place them 'in an environment that is not conducive to their full human development.' (No. 7).
And then I wrote: "Can Catholic schools partner with homosexual or lesbian parents? In a word, no. Archbishop Charles Chaput has already addressed this fact in a statement issued earlier this year. The Catholic school must strive to ensure that the environment in which a child lives as he or she is being formed as a human being corresponds to the end of Catholic education. And what is that end? Vatican II teaches clearly that, "A Christian education...has as its principal purpose this goal: that the baptized, while they are gradually introduced to the knowledge of the mystery of salvation, become ever more aware of the gift of faith they have received, and that they learn in addition how to worship God the Father in spirit and truth (cf. Jn 4:23) especially in liturgical action, and be conformed in their personal lives according to the new man created in justice and holiness of truth (Eph 4:22-24); also that they develop into perfect manhood, to the mature measure of the fullness of Christ (cf. Eph 4:13).."
How important is it that a Catholic school strive to ensure that a child's environment corresponds to the end of a Catholic education? Pope Pius XI provides us with an answer, "In order to obtain perfect education, it is of the utmost importance to see that all those conditions which surround the child during the period of his formation, in other words that the combination of circumstances which we call environment, correspond exactly to the end proposed." (Encyclical Letter Divini Illius Magistri, No. 70).
Pope Pius XI continues, "The first natural and necessary element in this environment, as regards education, is the family, and this precisely because so ordained by the Creator Himself. Accordingly that education, as a rule, will be more effective and lasting which is received in a well-ordered and well-disciplined Christian family; and more efficacious in proportion to the clear and constant good example set, first by parents, and then by other members of the household." (No. 71). The full Encyclical may be found here.
Same-sex parents are not equipped to provide that "well-ordered and well-disciplined Christian family" necessary for the effective reception of Christian education. Not to mention the conditions required for the normal development of the child. See here for example.
In one post from January of 2011, I addressed Cardinal O'Malley writing, "Our Lord Jesus spoke in the sixth chapter of Matthew, verse 24: 'No one can serve two masters; for he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.' Now, mammon can represent either money or any other created thing which stands in the way of a total commitment to the Lord Jesus....My question: By allowing children of homosexual households into Catholic schools, are you not thereby inviting violence and disorder? After all, how can these children be expected to serve two masters? Will they not come to hate the one and love the other? Will they not be devoted to one while despising the other? Either these children will come to fully embrace Catholic teaching and thereby be set in opposition to their parents illicit sexual behavior, or [and this is the far more likely scenario given that children tend to love their parents or guardians], they will come to despise the Church while condoning intrinsically disordered behavior which have they grown accustom to being exposed to."
No man can serve two masters. He will hate the one and love the other. He will be devoted to the one and despise the other. Violence and disorder have been introduced into those Catholic schools and school districts which believe they can partner with homosexual parents. Just as I warned.
But then, my patron Saint - for whom I was named - said it best under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit some 2,000 years ago: "Do not be yoked with those who are different, with unbelievers. For what partnership do rightousness and lawlessness have? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness. What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?" (2 Corinthians 6: 14, 15).
God's Holy Word assures us that rightousness cannot partner with lawlessness. And homosexual parents who are not committed toward living chaste lives or who reject the teaching of the Lord Jesus through His Church are not committed to righteousness but rather lawlessness.
Two points on this story.
1. The “lesbian” mother is picking this fight, by having a child in a Catholic school. She is trying to change the way a Catholic school is run, what is taught, etc. because it offends her lesbian sensibilities. She may even have been coached/taught by gay activists on how to provoke this challenge to what is taught in Catholic schools.
2. This story is from Ontario. Canada has legal nationwide homosexual marriage, and has had legal homosexual marriage for a number of years. The fact that homosexual marriage is legal there can only strengthen whatever legal actions against the school and against the Catholic Church arise out of her actions here.
When you find yourself offended by the truth, it is YOU in need of reflection and reform, as the truth will stand.
I’m Catholic and I’m disapointed this Church hasn’t grown a pair! The Church’s back is to the wall, particularly in Canada and the sooner they realize that they’ve got to abandon “inclusion”, the better off all Catholics will be. The day is coming however when they’re going to have to draw a line in the sand and take a firm position. I hope I live long enough to see that day, but at the rate this church moves, I seriously doubt it.
Amen. Active homosexuality and Christianity cannot coexist.
If I were a Jew and I loved shrimp and pork ribs what would my chances be to getting that prohibition changed? Would I have any luck getting any reference to this little part of Leviticus altered? Does anyone think I should be able to make these changes?
If you want to be a Catholic should you be in a position to demand they change their rules? If you voluntarily associate with Catholics by sending your child to a Catholic school are you really in a position to demand such changes? Even a Jew at a clambake would be out of line demanding a kosher chicken sandwich.
Who raised these morons
I’m smiling right back at ya dear lady! :)
Hey lesbian ‘mommy’,
Don’t like the school? Form your own damn school then or put the kiddies into a different school.
But that’s now how liberalism works.
Liberals don’t pull their kids out of a school which they have problems with, for whatever reason.
Instead, liberals file lawsuits to force the school to bend over backwards to make them happy.
Note to rank and file Catholics and Christians in general: the pushback must come from the individual. Get personally involved and make it happen.
Please don’t depend on the elders or Bishops (although they have a leadership responsibility), but make an impact as an individual.
And keep your eyes on our High Priest, Jesus Christ.
I assume that picture is of the lesbian in question. You just knew she was going to be an ugly cuss....
I’m going out on a limb here and saying that the lesbian does not love her children. She sees them as political pawns that may be useful in her quest to justify her perversion. She chose the school. She sent her children to the school for the express purpose of causing a ruckus. How this might affect her kids does not seem to have entered her thinking. It’s all about her.
Any woman who thinks her whims take precedence over God's Word is objectively disordered. Of course, she had already proven that by entering into a relationship harmful to her child.
The left, and especially this particular subset of the left, are the most intolerant people that exist. It is never about them being able to do what they want, they insist that you not only tolerate it; but, you must celebrate it. Go away.
There is a simple solution to all this. If you don’t agree with what the Catholic Church is teaching, then drop out of it and either join another religion or start your own. All this is, is a bunch of intolerant, spoiled brats, who when growing up were picked on for being different. And now are going to pay back everyone who âmistreatedâ them. Like they say, misery loves company and they want everyone else to be as miserable as they are.
A queer story about queer things by a queer acting queerly..
Which is not queer at all.. thats why they call “them” queers..
Probably should have just stuck to 'sinful behaviour', or 'presumptuous sin'. Something along those lines probably would have been better - if one wants to play the part of Monday morning editor...
What is the matter with these people? If they don’t like it send their kid to a different school.
It appears that this is the original link.
Correct...and this is the reason they are fighting so hard to get married and adopt.
They want to get in on the parental activities of schools to change the agenda.
They will be even more activist than the straight parents because their cause is their whole life and they will actively destroy schools around the country.
Similar tactics have been taught by Bill Ayers for decades.
it appears that homosexuals adopt kids to further their political agenda. They don’t see them as children just props for their point of view..
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