The following comes from a June 5 story in the Los Angeles Times. 

The first time the 16-year-old student visited Roosevelt High School’s health clinic, she needed emergency contraception. This time, she wanted regular birth control.

“I don’t want to be pregnant,” she said while at the clinic. “I’m too young. I can’t take care of a baby.”

Throughout the school year, students visit the on-campus clinic to get birth control, pregnancy tests, counseling and screening for sexually transmitted diseases. The services, which are free and confidential, are offered through a unique collaboration between Planned Parenthood and the Los Angeles Unified School District designed to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies among teenagers at the Boyle Heights high school.

Although nonprofit groups frequently offer reproductive healthcare on school campuses around the nation, the partnership involving Planned Parenthood — long a target of antiabortion lawmakers in Washington — is the only one of its kind….

Nurse practitioner Sherry Medrano, who runs the Roosevelt health clinic, said teenagers rarely go outside their comfort zone for family planning. By law, students can go to Medrano and her staff without the permission of their parents. “They feel much safer and much more comfortable coming to a school-based health clinic,” she said.

The 16-year-old student said she felt relieved to know that she could visit the clinic without telling her mother. “Just knowing you can come somewhere to get birth control just feels good,” she said. ‘It’s a relief.”

Once in the student was in exam room, Medrano explained how birth control worked and gave her the options: a patch, a ring, pills or a shot. The girl chose the shot, which lasts for 12 weeks. “I’m gonna forget the patch or the pill,” she said.

A few minutes later, a 15-year-old girl brought her friend to see Medrano and helped her fill out a questionnaire. The girl said she watched her older sister drop out of school after becoming a teenage mother. Now she receives birth control pills from the clinic and urges her friends to visit Medrano too.

“If I got pregnant now, I don’t know what I would do,” she said. “I still want to do good in school and have a career….”

The campus began offering contraception and counseling in 1997. But in 2006, a collaboration with a local hospital ended and the school no longer had the resources to provide free contraceptives. In 2008, Medrano said, she saw 32 positive pregnancy tests during her peak period between March 1 and June 1 — around the time of spring break and prom.

Medrano then reached out to Planned Parenthood, which now provides a medical assistant, the contraceptives and the pregnancy and STDs testing. The organization bills Family PACT, a public program that provides family planning to low-income and uninsured California residents….

Planned Parenthood’s Los Angeles executive director, Sue Dunlap, said Latino families generally want access to information and care. “We really don’t experience the traditional narrative of angry parents not wanting access to reproductive care in the schools,” she said. “It’s really the opposite….”

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Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 12:06 AM By Abeca Christian
HOW ABOUT TEACHING THEM ABSTINENCE! ALSO WITHOUT THE PARENTS KNOWLEDGE BUT wait till bobby or Shirley do something illegal then mum and pop will be notified and be held responsible!

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 12:13 AM By Abeca Christian
I’m not surprised. Even devout families can have a defiant child who will be tempted to use these evil options that are so easily available behind the parents knowledge. All it takes for them is to know someone who will influence your ignorant child. These evil programs won’t stop your children from Catching STD’s. They won’t teach girls to respect their body but they can easily give up their self respect to any boy, and by the time they reach 20 years old, they would have had at least a dozen boys they have slept with. I think the number for the boys is higher by the time they reach 20 years of age. The girls are not the only problem, the boys will learn that they don’t have to respect girls, they will look for girls who are easy and with these programs, boys and girls are easy very easy.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 5:34 AM By Ted
The title of this article tells it all. The state has NO business in education. Any single thing one can mention is done poorly and inefficiently by government. It’s evolved from education to indoctrination, to be the supervising body for parenting. How in the world did parents lose their power to make decisions – medical decisions for their minor children? When was that ceded to the state ? Take it back, don’t allow it. Shut down the public education system so that kids can actually be educated, not programmed to be submissive wards of the state.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 5:45 AM By Sandra
Let’s play “russian roulette” with the children. Instead of educating them on how to “avoid” unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, possible abortions from their risky behavior and the damage to their souls–let’s arm them with the one thing that is the “cause” of all these “life changing and dangerous” consequences–contraception.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 6:07 AM By St. Christopher
This circumstance in public schools is beyond vile. Also, Planned Parenthood is likely lying about saying that parents support their presence in public schools. In any event, parish priests, and bishops, need to publicly confront this, both in each and every homily, and directly on TV, and all media. Education and moral direction will reverse this trend; as can be said, after decades of effort, regarding abortion — now most American’s are “pro life” according to recent polls. But, will our strong bishops speak up — against out of wedlock sex (which is what this goes to), the need to marry, the need for only one man and one woman to marry each other, the absence of moral regularity to any homosexual sexual act, all of that stuff. In fact, it is unlikely that bishops, and many priests will do this. Why? Well, first of all, many of them do not believe the Church’s position on one or more of these issues (certainly the leadership of the LCWR do not). Also, many of them agree with the need to support homosexual and modern sexual activities. You cannot make a donkey into a horse. Finally, many, many of existing older clergy and bishops actively insist on their views of achieving “Vatican II” implementation and promises, which would make the Catholic Church not the Catholic Church. This kind of linkage with public schools, the family, and morality, is the direct work of Satan (“Oh please, please — the devil — hahaha”). Unless those whose position it is to fight Lucifer do so, this kind of thing will only grow. When the bells call for battle, very few clergy will show up (not at all pastoral and too judgmental to do so, ya’ know).

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 6:10 AM By CA333
It boggles my mind that you need to submit a permission slip to the school for your kids to take Tylenol or even a cough drop but don’t need parents permission to administer hormone changing drugs to your child. It’s a shame.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 6:42 AM By SMC
I am a practicing, pro-life Roman Catholic who also happens to teach life science in a public high school in Northern California. The overwhelming majority of public high schools in California DO NOT have a school based health clinic on campus. The title of this article is misleading.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 6:43 AM By contrary
By the same logic, maybe they should provide cigarettes for children who need to smoke, marijuana and cocaine for the children who need drugs, and pistols for children who need to fight on the playground.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 6:49 AM By max
yikes. can’t they at least TRY to teach some morrality in school, rather than just handing out ppills?

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:11 AM By Damien
I was home schooled since 1st grade. Then I became a teenager. I got to shadow my cousin at their high school. I chose to stay homeschooled just because people were saying “Oh my God” too freely. Over these recent years I have realized I visited on a good day. The Public School system leaves much to be desired, and the quality of our youth even more so. I feel I should be surprised and flabbergasted. And I am, over the fact that I am NOT regarding this issue. There are plenty of arguments, plenty of fingers to point, plenty of arguments to make. All of which should be made by far more learned and holier people than I. All I can say regarding this issue is that I sincerely hope all those in High School realize how easy it could be to prevent this just by saying “I’m going to wait.” And I pray for all those who have had relations and then decided to take the pill/patch/ring/shot, because they have received a burden I would wish one no one. Perhaps one day after our society has fallen so far down and we are all picking up the pieces of our shattered idea of “politically-correct” morality, our government will sit down and think “Boy, didn’t see that coming.” after the deluge of ‘come-upance’ has poured down upon us for this stupid attempt to grab more money and power at the expense of human lives. God Bless the Teenage Dads who are too scared to be real men and commit to the result of their actions. God bless the Teenage Moms who feel abortion and contraception are what they have to do in order to maintain a ‘good’ life. God Bless those parents who neglect to educate their children on proper Christian beliefs and fail to project support in their child’s time of need. God bless all those who work with/for Planned Parenthood that they may realize how destructive their actions actually are. And, although we certainly don’t deserve it, God Bless America. And, probably most importantly, God bless you the reader for educating yourself and reading this article.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:11 AM By Veronica Hannon
Jesus sat with sinners. Jesus is the Divine Healer. Start fasting and praying for the conversion of Sherry Medrano NP, Roosevelt HS principal, teachers, staff, parents and students and school board. Ask for the pro- life to be also asked to partner with the school and have a representative with the backing of printed materials, DVD’s, CD’s, listings of Pro- family life educators and doctors to refer too. Family life education to be offered to both students and parents in the evenings or other times. Ask for equal opportunity to share and teach the side of Good Health to teenage girls and young men. Step up with the Armour Of God and move into the battle with Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph in the Holy Spirit. Have a team of parents making Daily Holy Hours and rosary chains. You will defeat Satan. Go for the jugglar in holiness and prayer. Be witnesses of God’s Mercy and Love. Don’t sit on the sidelines and complain what they ( Health clinic and Planned Parenthood) are doing to the teenagers, look at what you are not doing to defend their lives and the lives of their unborn.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:41 AM By MD
They want to reduce teen pregnancy so they give the false hope of birth control that is not 100% and virtually non-effective in preventing disease. This is sad when they can promote abstinence as the #1 means of birth control. The actions of PP only make matters worse as teens are really not psychologically ready for sex and this is another means of destroying the family because instead of sexual education coming from the parents, it comes from strangers who don’t have the child’s best interest in mind. We have a lot of work to do. God Love You.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:47 AM By shar
To CA333, exactly… it is so hypocritical. And it seems like the parents are too busy ‘running around’ instead of instilling good values into the heads of their kids (if the parents even have good values.)

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:51 AM By teachyourchildren
Immigrant Latino parents don’t complain about a bad policy and this is supposed to mean they accept it? What a joke! Anyone who has taught in these communities know that culturally these parents rarely question school policies and generally do not know their rights. Latino teenagers just like those of any other culture of can learn to empower and self-respect themselves by remaining abstinent before the time they are ready to take the responsibility of their actions. Stop setting low expectations for our children-they are not animals. And yes, taking all responsibilty out of sex without the reprecussions of consequences encourages selfish sexual behavior and destroys the fabric of relationships between men and women. Look at what the sexual revolution has done to our relationships and families? Rampant divorce,superficial relationships based on use, eternal adolescence where men use women and refuse to commit well into their forties, increased infertility of women, rise of pornography, human trafficking, etc.? Wake up, America??? And wake up, young Latino men and women-you are created in the image and likeness of your creator-respect yourself and eachother-true love waits, return to the values of your Christian heritage. Do not accept the lies of planned parenthood-which was started by a racist woman- Margaret Sanger-who believed in ethnic cleansing and would very pleased to see the Latino population wiped out.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 8:06 AM By jp
Why is this surprising? Obamacare expressly authorizes such “community health centers.” This is the future, unless the people wake up and vote the bums out.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 8:12 AM By JLS
Well, of course the silver lining … uh, make that the gold lining … with school girls on contraception is that they’ll learn that self restraint is old fashioned and that they won’t be dragged down with an “impediment” as they climb the ladder into politics to where they will rule over those who in contrast developed moral fiber.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 8:15 AM By Grracie
CA333, 6:10am: It’s also a shame that California bishops, priests, and bureaucrats have not supported parental notification ballot initiatives in the past few years. How many thousands of young girls will continue to be the victims of Planned Parenthood because the California Church doesn’t really want to support parents’ rights, doesn’t really want to protect young girls, and doesn’t really want to fight abortion???

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 9:07 AM By Laurette Elsberry
An important point to consider here is that Roosevelt High School is in Boyle Heights, a large population center of LA that is 94% Latino. It is understandable why PP would want to “reduce pregnancies” (meaning contraception and abortion) there because Latinos are one of the two major ethnic groups that PP wants to decimate, the other being Black. It is interesting also that Latina icon Dolores Huerta works closely with Planned Parenthood via the “Dolores Huerta Foundation” and her daughter Camila Chavez (niece of Cesar), to “empower” high school-aged women (sic) with “the reproductive education and rights advocacy Planned Parenthood stands for”. So here we see that militant Latino organizations are in effect helping to destroy the morals of young Mexican and Central American teens and killing off their pre-born babies. Presumably most of the families in Boyle Heights are Catholic. Are the churches in the area fighting back with the truths of the Catholic Church, or are they caving in to the immorality of Planned Parenthood? Can anyone answer this? Bishops, priests. laity – any answers?

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 9:44 AM By Sarah
Planned Parenthood should not be in any public school. Roosevelt High School is located in Boyle Hieghts, a Hispanic, heavily Catholic, area of Los Angeles. Are the Catholic parishes doing anything to counter the influence of the schools and Planned Parenthood? Do the parishes have active youth groups to lure teens to enjoyable, moral, chaperoned activites? If the churches were pro-active it could prevent at least some teens from indulging in premarital sex. Homilies should stress premarital abstinence. I can’t recall ever hearing abstinence promoted from the pulpit. The media is the catechism that most children and teens hear day after day – loud and clear. Have you ever watched MTV? What are we doing to counter that?

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 10:36 AM By JLS
PP seems to secret itself into the schools, like a phantom.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 10:37 AM By Phillips
I am tired of “Catholics” denigrating public schools. If parents and pastors do their job, public schools can be excellent places to get an education. Worried that kids will be “corrupted”? Then you don’t have much faith in the formation they are receiving at home or in church. Better yet become activists and help to improve public schools rather than hide as home-schoolers.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 10:41 AM By Kate
What if the situation were this: “Manager Sherry Medrano, who runs the Roosevelt Liquor & Smoke Shop, said teenagers rarely go outside their comfort zone for alcohol or cigarettes. By law, students can go to Medrano and her staff without the permission of their parents. “They feel much safer and much more comfortable coming to a school-based bar,” she said.”

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 11:00 AM By OneoftheSheep
“If I got pregnant now, I don’t know what I would do,” she said. “I still want to do good in school and have a career….” So, maybe, just maybe, if you are not in a position to get pregnant and mother a child, you should not get yourself in a position where that possibility would occur. In other words, say no to sex and wait for a wedding ring. How about it?

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 11:11 AM By Alfred B
First off pray. Then read below: Problem is Western Society, not the Latinos. If you check out TV novelas, their current music, shoot its as bad as American pie. They have witchcraft / occult / zodiac in the novelas, music is about as sexy as MTV, movies Hollywood mantra, all sex action and violence. 0) Lots of people are easily duped for twisted truths. Devil isn’t called Master of Lies for nothing. And he’s an angel (fallen angel) of a higher order than humans. If people think they can tango with him w.out God on their side they fall. Only with God / Jesus can someone win. 1) Career AKA usefulness to the state precedes family and mother bearing. 2) in cultures past ppl thought something wrong if woman couldn’t have a kid / or didn’t want a kid, flash forward to today, something wrong if a woman has a kid 3) family should be first, alot of those teens see having a baby as an impediment, but the opposite is true 4) US education mainly bites because memorization and regurgitation are taught and independent thinking is mainly rebel or do your own thing vs analysis & true philisophical logic and seeking the answer . . . and they accept every religion except Christianity. Muslim kids can get a hall pass to go out for 5x prayer. Christian kids get sent principals office for violations if they say one nation under God. True story bro.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 12:04 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
“Just knowing you can come somewhere to get birth control just feels good,” This young woman, unless she repents, will curse Planned Barenhood, and her school, when she is burning in Hell! The local priests should be picketing this school whenever they can! God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 12:10 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
5:45 AM By Sandra, I hope and pray that for your own soul, by “avoid” you mean chastity, otherwise you are aiding and abetting in SIN! God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 12:24 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
Isn’t Roosevelt the school where Jaime (I can’t remember his last name) succeeded in teaching un-teachables Calculus? I spoke there when I ran for Congress, and many of the students after hearing give them the whole truth came and worked in my campaign. How sad that they have sold out to the forces of EVIL! God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 12:47 PM By Elizabeth
It is my understanding that here on the peninsula at Sequoia High School they do, and it is for the WHOLE district! And that Skyline Junior College has PP on site at least once a week…..your tax payer money at work. Please everyone pray for Cliff Stearns a House of Rep from Florida, who is trying to get a committee together to DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD!!!!!!!

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 1:05 PM By Matthew
Jaime Escalante taught at Garfield High School in ELA.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 3:10 PM By Mart
Eat too much, you get fat. Drink too much, you get drunk. Watch too much porn on tv , you know the rest. Other people rights are like vomit on the rest of us, it makes everybody sick especially the young and vunerable.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 6:21 PM By Amy
Maybe it is time to start standing outside of the public high schools and pray the rosary…..just as we do outside of Planned Parenthood. Is there a law against this? Let us start a movement to do this. Look at how successful it has been outside of the Abortion Clincs aka Planned Parenthood. Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Fellow Catholics, this is our battle cry!

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 6:58 PM By Beeb
And just yesterday in Chicago they made it illegal for anyone under 18 to use a tanning bed in a tanning salon, even with parental consent. But it is legal for a teenage girl to get an abortion or contraceptives without her parent’s knowledge or consent… Go figure!

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:14 PM By Laurette Elsberry
Amy, there is a lady in Modesto, Marian Banducci, who for ages has been going to high schools after school and providing handout material on abortion. Her organization of one, with occasional volunteer helpers, is known as Voice for the Unborn. On a daily basis she is harrassed by students, teachers, school administrators, private security, and police. Nothing stops her from trying to reach out to students who most often have no truthful information on what abortion is or how sex can lead to their destruction at their stage in life. As I understand it, Marian is in her 70s or 80s. Maybe say a little prayer for her and her heroic efforts.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:17 PM By JLS
Mart, “too much porn”?! The Church teaches that any porn is too much porn. Why would you be watching any porn at all?

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:22 PM By Laurie
What we have done to the children is so despicable that we will have much to answer for when we must see God face to face. Let’s not forget what Jesus said about leading little ones into sin…it would be better if a millstone were put around their neck and they be cast into the sea. The harm being done by promoting sexual licentiousness in kids is so huge on so many levels. It is a shameful thing.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:48 PM By ToddJ
Handout the stuff w/o the parents knowing then bill the state. Unbelievable! I wonder what they’re being taught in the class room? This certainly is an unholy alliance.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:50 PM By Matthew
There are TWENTY NINE (29!) Catholic parishes within THREE (3!) miles of Roosevelt HS in ELA. Somebody really should organize a daily morning rosary on the steps of that school. God know there are PLENTY of Catholics (both lay and clerical) living in that community.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 8:01 PM By cjo
I remember when I was a kid that our parents were told from the PULPIT, that their kids should go to Catholic schools unless there was an overriding reason that that was not possible It’s time to shut the wasteful and inefficient Government school system down, which is costing us ALL vast sums of money and provide vouchers for parents. Where are our leaders ???

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 9:44 PM By cindy
Wait, wait if they have cigs or any type of nicotine its contraband and they are suspended. What is wrong is right and what is right is wrong. Oh for the enlightenment of the conscience from God. I know I’m in sorry shape but I’m waiting for it.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 9:51 PM By M Flores
Why would a “pro-life” person work in the public school system? Or send your kids to public schools? Such ignorance.

Posted Friday, June 08, 2012 2:29 AM By Abeca Christian
Phillips I was one of those parents who tried to make better changes but instead I wound up fighting the battle for parents who wimped out and I was outnumbered. I didn’t win, instead it seemed like we were blackballed. I think that your comments display ignorance of the reality of how things really are. There are many excellent parents raising their kids well but kids are still kids and not all of them embrace what they have been taught, they are impressionable young minds, the influences are much to powerful in today’s times. I don’t think people realize how much pressures our youth have today. This is a society that has gone backwards, it is losing it’s common decency and common good, they lack fear of the Lord. Good parents have a lot to be concerned about.

Posted Friday, June 08, 2012 3:30 AM By Janet
“I don’t want to be pregnant,” she said while at the clinic. “I’m too young. I can’t take care of a baby.” Wow, I guess we just didn’t know how backward and stupid we all were for the past few millenia…when we felt that way, we just DIDN’T HAVE SEX. Thank God, we have become so enlightened that we now understand that not having sex will make you sick, or maladjusted. Thank God we now know that it is virtually impossible not to have sex as soon as you are able to. It has made our society so much better, hasn’t it?

Posted Friday, June 08, 2012 11:03 AM By JLS
Because, M Flores, of what Jesus says. “Go into all the world …” Jesus also warns about hiding the Gospel under a bushel basket … something about “wicked servant”.

Posted Friday, June 08, 2012 11:06 AM By JLS
Matthew, just the opposite where I went to high school; there were three Catholic parishes within 29 square miles (roughly) … in West Los Angeles.

Posted Friday, June 08, 2012 11:07 AM By JLS
ToddJ, what they are being taught in the classroom? You’ll have to ask the kids you can trust to tell you the reality, because the officials won’t.

Posted Friday, June 08, 2012 7:42 PM By bud
The pope is right! The more contraception the higher the abortion rates get!!!! I am so sorry the morally neglected girls feel more comfortable with Planned Parenthood in the school halls. Just like the parents seem more comfortable when they get used to someone else feeds their brats year around. Not enough parents are made responsible for their kids. Of course the current all important fad is “putting out” or being labeled just what I do not know. Keep the butchers out of our public tax supported schools. It’s time to embarass and get the fathers of these illigitimate kids regardless of age!

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2012 12:45 AM By Kenneth M. Fisher
7:14 PM By Laurette Elsberry Marianne Banducci is also an accomplished poet. Pray for her, at one time she let our errant shepherds drive her out of the Church. I hope and pray that she has come back. The Church needs Militants like Marian. God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2012 10:49 AM By Tracy
Phillips, in response to your June 7, 10:37 AM post; Do you have any idea why we have a Catholic school system here in America? The bishops in the early and mid 1800’s recognized that the public schools, which at the time allowed the teaching of Protestant Christianity, were making bold inroads at converting Catholic children away from their Catholic faith. The public schools were teaching lies about Catholicism. Those brave Bishops, who were serving mostly poor Catholic immigrants knew that no cost was too great to save the souls of these young impressionable children. (We even have two American saints who are recognized for their efforts in Catholic education, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. John N. Neumann.) I can’t even imagine what these Bishops would have to say about the danger of todays public school education on our children? I equally wonder what they would have to say about the state of our Catholic school education of today. I’ll bet that they would be the first to stand up and promote homeschooling while insisting on returning our Catholic schools to their true mission. Today far to many Catholic school administrators are more concerned with seeing that their students are accepted into atheistic Ivy league colleges while at best giving only lip service in their concern for their students eternal souls.

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2012 10:55 AM By Tracy
Amy and Laurette Elsberry, I have frequently thought about handing out pro-life and pro-abstinent literature in front of Public as well as Catholic High Schools but haven’t had the courage to do it on my own. Let’s pray that the Lord may make this ministry a possibility. Laurette, I said a prayer for Marian and will continue to keep her in my prayers.

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2012 12:51 PM By JLS
What Tracy says. Also, now that Catholic K-12 schools cost tons, the whole motivation for parents in sending kids there is money … hence focus on getting into money oriented colleges. Only reason I can see for these private Catholic schools is so the kids can schmooz with Catholic kids … and become great Catholic leaders such as Pelosi, Biden, and the rest of the pro-abortion, pro-sodomy, pro-Satan Catholics.

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2012 1:33 PM By JLS
Vouchers: What does it cost the Church to bargain a school voucher program from the govt. How many of the Nine Legions of Angels does a bishop have to stand down in order to persuade the secular govt to put the school voucher program into action? Why are there no longer enough nuns to operate the Catholic schools for almost no tuition?

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2012 3:31 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
The saintly Fr. John Hardon, S.J. was tireless in promoting home schooling. In fact if my memory serves me correctly, he taught that in the light of the deterioration of our Catholic schools, and the the predominate corruption of our public indoctrination centers, it was a necessity to do all that we can to teach our children in the Home. God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2012 4:12 PM By Abeca Christian
JLS it’s not a perfect world. When you lose good common sense and common decency, what morals are important, they start to dwindle down and the pagan society keeps on flourishing, temporarily of course.

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2012 6:28 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
JLS, A Voucher program properly legislated and enforced does not have to contain government controls. Government controls only come about when the people are not “Eternally Vigilant”! God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2012 7:04 PM By max
homeschooling? really? where i live, both parents have to work, sometimess more than one job. how in the HECK are they suppose d to homeschool their hcildren? instead, we needd to work to make our cahtolic schools (and public schools for that matter) better, so ALL children will benefit from our efforts. amen.

Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 10:11 AM By Tracy
max, there use to be a time when the majority of mothers were married to their children’s fathers as well as stayed home and called themselves “housewives”. The reason that it wasn’t necessary for mothers to work was that the tax burden on the family was much less than it is today. Now working families are paying for grants to fund numerous ridiculous studies. They are paying to fund organizations like Planned Parenthood. They are paying for unwed mothers whose children have dead beat dads. In some cases they are paying welfare for intact families whose mothers lie to the government about having a working man around, so that they can have a higher standard of living. We also have had inflation imposed on us as a result of our government printing money with nothing to back it up as well as allow foreigners to come in and over inflate the housing market. So max, my proposal to you is that we need to: work on kicking out our tax and spend politicians, work towards rebuilding marriage and family life, and work towards an America where the Ten Commandments are once again honored and obeyed. Otherwise, we will fail at reforming our Catholic or public schools. I will also propose to you that it is our homeschooling families who are working toward all of the above reforms I have laid out above. (P.S. if need be, many homeschooling families have made the sacrifice of moving to States and communities were taxes and inflation are less so that they can homeschool their children. Their children’s souls are more important than their own comforts.)

Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 12:21 PM By Abeca Christian
yes max that is true. Plus not all parents have the temperament to home school. I am one who is for homeschooling but I also know that some parents just can’t do it lovingly. So also support for homeschooling families is a huge plus, they need more resources and support!