…The Archdiocese of Baltimore did not answer questions posed for this piece, so I contacted Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane, Washington, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Catholic Education and a former long-time educator and high school administrator. I asked Bishop Daly to address the permissive gender-inclusion policy at primary schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the acceptance of gender-confused athletic competitors, and to speak on the growing number of American Catholic schools caught within the lengthening shadows of reengineered anthropology.
Bishop Daly stated:
“The Catholic school’s mission is suffering terribly because we are playing make-believe with students’ biological sexes.
“I’ve found myself thinking more and more about Truth. Is there Truth in that [Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland] policy? No. We are created man and woman in the image and likeness of God—the notion that we assign it to us is a falsehood. This notion has ripped us apart in our culture, and especially hit hard [are] our young people. When we in the Church deny the youth a clear understanding of our Christian anthropology, we have deeply harmed them. And it is something we will answer for from God.
“When Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me,’ it was a beautiful gesture of love, care, and the importance of our young ones. Christ asked us to care for the orphan. In modern society, the new orphan is the impressionable young person who is confused by what some in the Church have allowed him to believe. When the child is allowed to be confused under church auspices, the harm done is unspeakable….”
Bishop Daly said the foundational issue plaguing Catholic schools is the lack of strong Catholic leadership. In refusing to place the full teachings of the Catholic Church first, he said, certain bishops have capitulated and adjusted old Catholic norms in exchange for state money. The aftermath is often reflected by a change of verbiage in school handbooks.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore has received millions of dollars from the state of Maryland in the form of BOOST scholarships. In some of the archdioceses’ own school handbooks is a state-mandated “Non-Discrimination policy” that asserts participating “nonpublic schools” seeking state funds cannot discriminate against “sexual orientation or gender identity….”
The above comes from a Sept. 12 article in Crisis magazine by Kevin Wells, author of Priest and Beggar: The Heroic Life of Venerable Aloysius Schwartz and The Priests We Need to Save the Church.
How many trans students are actually in Catholic schools?
Not as many as there are leftist teachers.
There are three words that send up “red flag” for me. They are “discrimination”, “inclusive” and “progressive”. I discriminate and so does everyone else, and if someone says he/she does not, he/she is not telling the truth. I am not fully inclusive, and neither is anyone else, and “progressive” too often means progressively worse. Ask the person what they mean when they use those words.
Thank you, Bishop Daly for telling the truth and discriminating in the right way.
Lord Baltimore, a convert to Catholicism, worked to make a place in the “New World” for Catholics. In 1649, Maryland passed the Maryland Toleration Act, providing religious tolerance for Trinitarian Christians (those who profess faith in the Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit; excluding non-trinitarian religions). Archbishop John Carroll was born in Maryland in 1735 and returned to serve there after the suppression of the Jesuits by the Pope, during a time of anti-Catholic discrimination there. As a child, he was home schooled before being sent to a Catholic boarding school, being secretly conducted by a Jesuit priest. This was back when both Catholic schools (and Jesuits) were Catholic. As bishop of Baltimore, he was the first bishop in the U.S. in 1789. May he, his mother, Lord Baltimore, Archbishop Mitty, Archbishop Alemany (José Sadoc Alemany y Conill, the first Bishop of Monterey and then Archbishop of San Francisco)
and all who worked for our Holy Faith pray that we not surrender it; not even at the hands of persecution, but merely at the whims of popularity.
Daly’s been a fine bishop. We were fortunate to have had him as an auxiliary in San Jose, CA for a while. I was sorry to see him go, as were many others.
He was kicked out of San Jose for being too orthodox and too ardently Catholic. McGrath didn’t want him messing up his loosey-goosey Catholic diocese. If Daly had become the bishop of San Jose instead of Cantu, Archbishop Mitty High School and the other diocesan schools might have had a chance of becoming truly Catholic.
The truth is that in 2015 Pope Francis appointed Daly from being an auxiliary in San Jose to being the Bishop of Spokane to take the place of Cupich who was appointed by the same Pope as Archbishop of Chicago.
Kind of off topic but the Holy Spirit did not allow the German bishops to alter sexual morality.
Only once did the Frankfurt assembly come to a standstill. At the very beginning, when a fundamental text on the renewal of Catholic sexual morality came up for a vote, a blocking minority of bishops prevented its adoption, KNA reported. Only 33 out of 60 bishops present voted yes — not enough to achieve the required episcopal two-thirds majority. There was great disappointment among the majority; tears flowed and members of sexual minorities left the gathering in protest.
Sorry for the source but I don’t see the story elsewhere
If churches and private school did not take government money there would be no reason to be beholding to them.I am a tither and lack of charitable contribution deduction would not affect my charitable giving.I bet the same is true with most people on this site.