You know, at a time when the Catholic church is having a little image problem and Catholic schools are struggling to keep enrollment numbers up, this story is the last thing they need. From the Patriot-Ledger:
A lesbian mom of a South Shore boy says â€œit was a shock to meâ€ when St. Paul School withdrew an application for the boy this week, on the grounds that it conflicted with Catholic teachings to admit the child of a same-sex couple.
OK, I get that the church has a problem with same-sex couples, but punishing an eight-year-old boy because they don’t like lesbians? Maybe they think it would be dangerous to have this kid around the other children — or maybe the two moms will have the audacity to show up at parent’s night and offend everyone.
Please Lord, protect us.
Actually, you’d think that the school couldn’t wait to get their hands on that boy and straighten him out. No pun intended.
Like a lot of people, I am trying desperately not to be ashamed of stuff that happens in the Catholic church.Â ThisÂ column by Nicolas Kristof last month is something you should read. An excerpt:
When you read about the scandals, remember that the Vatican is not the same as the Catholic Church. Ordinary lepers, prostitutes and slum-dwellers may never see a cardinal, but they daily encounter a truly noble Catholic Church in the form of priests, nuns and lay workers toiling to make a difference.