Straight talking Sister summarily thrown under the (Catholic School) bus

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“Many said that the first part of her [Sister Jane’s] presentation at Charlotte Catholic High School was excellent and fully in line with the Catholic faith,” Father Arnsparger said.

“There was unfortunately a misunderstanding about the content of the last part of the presentation. In that part, I understand that Sister used data from the Linacre Quarterly, a reputable journal, and from other sources. That data can be debated and, in fact, is debated back and forth by scholars who are researching the areas of human sexuality. Because of the ongoing debate, it would have been better if these studies and data were omitted from the presentation to the students.”

This was not enough to satisfy parents, one of whom claimed to be representing lesbian, gay and bisexual students at the school and who said the presentation created an unsafe environment for these students.

Another told the school chaplain: “You don’t know what’s best for our children. What are you planning on doing for the healing? We want our children to remain Catholic, but we are being pushed away by the climate of what is going on here.”

Judging by the hostile attitude of these parents, it’s hard to imagine what they might want short of a retraction of Church teaching in order to assuage their offended children (who wouldn’t be offended in the first place if they were being taught the Truth at home). If not a retraction, then they are certainly gunning for the watered-down version that is creeping into so many other Catholic schools where youth are served the same kind of cultural pabulum they can get for free in the public school down the street.

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Editor’s note:

I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead, by his coming and his kingdom: Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine.

For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.

But be thou vigilant, labor in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober. For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand. I have fought a good fight: I have finished my course: I have kept the faith. As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming…  (2 Timothy 4:1-8)

Chicago homosexual politics: Just a handful of paid lunatics.

How the Left Uses Gays to Dismantle, Undermine, and Toxify the Catholic Church.

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This year, make your vocation your vacation: Catholic Action weeks – June 21st thru July 4th!

Earlier this month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for two weeks of public protest in June and July against what it sees as growing government encroachment on religious freedom.

The protests are expected to include priests and nuns and thousands of Catholic parishioners. Some activists expect civil disobedience, which could lead to powerful images of priests and nuns being led away in hand restraints.

“This is the most dynamic situation I’ve ever seen since I’ve been involved in Catholics and politics,” said Deal Hudson, president of Catholic Advocate, who also headed Catholic outreach for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign in 2000 and 2004. “I think civil disobedience is almost inevitable. I think that kind of protest is on the way.”

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Everything Catholics need to know about the Obamacare/HHS Mandate – and what to do about it.

One thing is certain; we must become educated about this issue and take steps to oppose the mandate. Many I have spoken to want to know what they can do, where they can learn more. There are still many people who do not have a clear understanding of the problem. I hope this article helps build awareness, knowledge and engagement.

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Six pro-life marchers arrested in front of the White House – for kneeling, in prayer.

Among those arrested were a Catholic priest, Father Denis Wilde, the Associate Director of Priests for Life; and Presbyterian minister, the Reverend Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition.
LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that a total of six pro-life protestors were charged and arrested for “disobeying a lawful order,” and eventually released after paying a $100 fine apiece.
Fr. Wilde stated that it is legal to protest in front of the Executive Mansion, but only if the protestors are physically in motion.
As the Catholic cleric explained, it’s legal to walk, but illegal to kneel and pray.
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Catholics take to the streets in Paris over “blasphemous” theater fare

Several Catholic groups have called for peaceful demonstrations, prayer-vigils and the laying down of white flowers outside the building every night the play is shown, while the archbishop of Paris will lead protest prayers against the play at Notre Dame Cathedral.

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In the wake of OWS, we can expect to see “tent cities” pop up in front of abortion mills?

According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska Right to Life is keeping a close watch on the Occupy Lincoln group, evaluating how their actions could be used in future anti-choice protests.  One such item — a 5×6 foot “communications board” on Centennial Mall that protesters can use as signage.  NRTL spokeswoman Julie Schmit-Albin complains that when her group put signage up across the street from Planned Parenthood, they were told it was illegal and that they needed to take it down. “But Occupy Lincoln can have a big, huge billboard in a place of public access…I suppose they probably get by with it because it is not permanent, as none of their tents are, though I haven’t seen any tents move in the last month.”

Schmit-Albin states that whatever the Occupy protesters do will now set a precedent for anti-choice groups to follow, and that any action taken against her group would then be a “disparate application of justice and civil rights.”

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Walt Disney World Gay Day: When diversity becomes depravity.

“Approximately 30,000 children will rush with their parents to the Magic Kingdom in Orlando on Saturday, June 4, only to be thrust into a crowd of approximately 15,000 people reveling about gay pride,” noted David Caton, the executive director of the conservative Florida Family Association, on Thursday.

Caton, who has led numerous protests targeting companies that advertise on television shows with questionable and mature content, urged that Disney, which is not sponsoring the event, restrict Gay Days activities to after-hours.

Why would Disney allow Gay Day to take place during regular operating hours at the expense of offending tens of thousands of unsuspecting guests when they require other special events to be held after normal operating hours?” demanded Caton. “Disney requires special events like Grad Night and Night of Joy to be held after the Magic Kingdom’s regular operating hours. Disney does this to avoid having a large group of likeminded people in the park at the same time with regular patrons who expect a normal day at the Magic Kingdom.”

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EWTN viewers ticked off about dearth of Father Corapi programming

EWTN pulled Fr. Corapi’s programs following the priest’s announcement on Ash Wednesday that he has been publicly accused of drug abuse and sexual relationships with several women. Fr. Corapi has denied the allegations.

In the weeks since then, EWTN has come under intense criticism for its decision.

In his statement, Warsaw said that much of that criticism has been “shrill and uncharitable.” He said that many people have threatened to withhold donations and have made personal remarks attacking the network’s employees.

“When I see messages and web postings that malign the character and intentions of people who have served this mission for years, often at great personal sacrifice, I cannot allow those assertions to stand unanswered,” he said.

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Editor’s note: The nature and gravity of the unproven accusations against Father Corapi provide little justification for the arbitrarily cancellation of television programing that has served the Catholic faithful so well, for so long, and in so many ways.

Mom-attorney-activist (politely) confronts pro-aborts, gay activists

‘One of the particularly angry protesters yelled at my three-year-old daughter, ‘Little girl, I hope you grow up to be gay so that your mother will disown you and you can know how I feel!’ Really? That’s what she wishes upon my daughter? There were some kinder protesters standing next to her trying to make excuses for her behavior, but she was inexcusably uncivilized and there was literally frothy saliva visibly draining from the corners of her mouth.

Read more at Matt C. Abbott’s column