Over the past 10 days CalCatholic has been documenting the infestation of the departments of religious studies at Catholic high schools within the archdiocese of San Francisco by homosexual activists. But the infiltration by non-Catholic and anti-Catholic teachers is not restricted to homosexuals.
Sacred Heart Preparatory is located in Atherton, which, according to Forbes magazine, was in 2013 the most expensive place to live in the United States.
One of the teachers of religion at Sacred Heart Prep is Kathleen Neville-Fritz. Her roles at Sacred Heart Prep are described on the school’s directory as Prep Campus Ministry Associate and Prep Religious Studies Teacher.
In addition to her work in campus ministry, Ms. Neville-Fritz is a member of the musical group Vocal Divine. Vocal Divine is the house band for herchurch. located in San Francisco, part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. A short history of Vocal Divine can be found on the website of Jann Aldredge-Clanton, a minister and professor of theology, who writes the lyrics to a number of Vocal Divine’s songs: “Vocal Divine began at Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran in San Francisco in April of 2011, founded by Dionne Kohler, drumming priestess, and Alison Newvine, church council president. Lana Dalberg, author of Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine, has been adding her special touch with violin since the beginning. Kathleen Neville Fritz, theology school graduate and religion teacher, joined the group in the spring of 2013.”
A number of Vocal Divine’s performances may be found on youtube. The following lyrics, which were posted on the herchurch homepage, are representative:
Our Mother who is within us
we celebrate your many names.
Your wisdom come.
Your will be done,
unfolding from the depths within us.
Each day you give us all that we need.
You remind us of our limits
and we let go.
You support us in our power
and we act with courage.
For you are the dwelling place within us
the empowerment around us
and the celebration among us
now and for ever. Amen
Since Vocal Divine is an essential part of herchurch’s ministry, one would expect the theology of herchurch to be similar to the sentiments expressed in the above lyrics, and it is. The herchurch Sunday service is a Sunday Liturgy of the Divine Feminine.
The webpage describes one of herchurch’s new rituals: “The Goddess Rosary. Using the numeration of the Anglican Rosary congregants bead rosaries and use them in their personal devotional life and every Wednesday at 7 – 8 PM during a public reciting of the Goddess Rosary which includes prayers that are liberating and empowering (‘Our Mother Who is within us’ by Mariam Teresa Winters, a Roman Catholic Feminist and ‘Hail Goddess Full of Grace’ by Carol Christ a Goddess Feminist).
“During the hour Tibetan bowls, bells, incense, water, she-icons, Goddess Rosaries, candles, stones, and sacred space are provided for individual meditation and movement. Minister of Embodiment Judith Lavender Dancer teaches movement for the Our Mother and Hail Goddess prayers. She also brings sacred dance and the body into the Sunday liturgy.”
herchurch celebrated the Spring Equinox on March 19: “Spring Equinox marks the reunion of Mother Demeter with her daughter Persephone, returning from the underworld to rejoin the world of the living. This day marks a point of balance between light and dark and gives us the opportunity to strike an inner balance between our own contrasting qualities and desires.”
While the Schools of the Sacred Heart are under the control of a religious order, meaning the power of the local bishop is limited, the school is listed as a Catholic school on the archdiocesan website and on the website of the San Francisco Department of Catholic Schools.
Contact: Jan Dunn, RSCJ, executive director, Network of Sacred Heart Schools, 700 North Third Street, St. Charles MO 63301.
Contact: Maureen Huntington, superintendent of Catholic Schools; Laura Held, assistant superintendent Faith Formation and Religious Instruction; and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, all at the Archdiocese of San Francisco, One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco CA 94109
Most important is to contact the principal of your local Catholic elementary schools. Almost all enrollment to Catholic high schools come from Catholic elementary feeder schools.
To read part 1 of this series, Notre Dame de Namur school in Belmont, click here.
To read part 2 of this series, Woodside Priory in Portola Valley, click here.
To read part 3 of this series, Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco, click here.