Skip to comments.Charlotte fallout: nun cancels all speaking engagements, takes leave from teaching
Posted on 04/05/2014 1:56:50 PM PDT by NYer
From The Catholic Herald:
The Dominican sister who gave a presentation on sexuality to students at Charlotte Catholic High School that sparked controversy among students and parents last month is taking a sabbatical from teaching and canceling her other speaking engagements.
The presentation March 21 by Dominican Sister Jane Dominic Laurel of Nashville, Tenn., entitled “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift,” drew the ire of hundreds of students and parents over the past two weeks, and their emotions boiled over during a parents meeting with school and diocesan leaders Wednesday night.
Sister Jane has a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, and her presentation at Charlotte Catholic was based on a series of instructional videos she created for Aquinas College in Nashville where she is an associate professor. She gave similar talks to youths and parents at St. Mark Church in Huntersville on March 23 and gave a related talk at Charlotte Catholic High School last fall.
In an April 4 statement, the president of Aquinas College defended the school’s curriculum and Sister Jane’s credentials as a theologian, but acknowledged that the portion of Sister Jane’s presentation of social science data about the alleged causes of same-sex attraction which prompted many of the concerns from parents and students was outside the scope of her academic background.
The statement reads in part:
“We believe it is our privilege to bring the best aspects of our faith tradition to bear on the moral and cultural questions of the present age. In her presentation, Sister Jane Dominic spoke clearly on matters of faith and morals. Her deviation into realms of sociology and anthropology was beyond the scope of her expertise. Sister is a trained theologian from a Pontifical University and has the credentials to contribute to scholarly bodies of work. This she has done in the past with distinction. The unfortunate events at Charlotte Catholic High School are not representative of the quality of Sister’s academic contributions or the positive influence that she has had on her students. The students at Charlotte Catholic were unprepared, as were their parents, for the topic that Sister was asked to deliver. The consequence was a complete misrepresentation of the school’s intention to bring a message that would enlighten and bring freedom and peace.”
Read the rest of the statement.
God help us, ping!
They need to stop pretending that it is a Catholic school
Since when has anyone in the realm of Catholic academia ever been concerned with someone teaching “beyond the scope” of their academic experience? Give me a major break. This is just another example of a solider of Christ, preaching the Truth and being suppressed by the Catholic hierarchy and the professional Catholic hanger ons. From the episcopate on down.
When I posted a few days ago, the next thing we know they’ll make the nun “resign,” I didn’t think it would actually happen!
Another example of a “church” bending over for the sodomites.
May God be with her in this difficult time. If her superiors actually dismiss her, rather than just put her on leave, then maybe she can join a real religious order somewhere else. Faithful nuns are pretty scarce, and badly needed.
Makes me ashamed to be a Roman Catholic to see this.
These gay - and gay sympathizer - mobs baying for blood seem unstoppable. Nobody has the courage to stand up to them.
Then don’t be one.
Can’t do that. Catholicism is Truth. I’m not going to be run out of my own Religion because of sodomite sympathizers.
It’s like the old saying, “I’ll kill you, but I won’t divorce you.”
What ‘academic experience’ does she need.
I read the Bible, it is truth; no academia needed.
Unless they think she should have actual same gender attraction experience in academia?
Their (il)logic has a problem, her being a nun, and all.
The speed and intensity with which traditional morality is being trashed and resistance eliminated by the sodomites and their fellow travelers is now in an exponential growth phase. Within the US Catholic Church, only sporadic pockets of episcopal resistance remain. The majority of bishops are unprepared to defend the faith at the price of personal suffering.
Meanwhile public heretic Pelosi accepts an award from satanic Planned Parenthood and *crickets*.
-— Sister Jane has a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, -—
Stop the world. I want to get off.
So the good sister, with a doctorate in theology, addressed sociological issues in her talk? Of course she did. Theology over arches all disciplines. The data is arguable. So is every sociological study. But you don’t see outspoken leftists thrown under the bus.
Come back sister. The children need orthodox teachers.
Please pray for her and her adversaries, especially the parents.
You can bet your bottom dollar if Cardinal Burke was her bishop she would have not been thrown under the bus. Too many Catholic bishops are spineless cowards, nothing more than backslapping democrat politicians. Dolan and Wuerl come to mind.
And it was the students who began the fit pitching!
-— These gay - and gay sympathizer - mobs baying for blood seem unstoppable. Nobody has the courage to stand up to them.-—
The spirit of this mob seems to come directly from Genesis:
But dont do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.
9 Get out of our way, they replied. This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! Well treat you worse than them. They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.———
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