Monday, April 28, 2008

Some thoughts on: "Why is the Church abandoning them?"

On April 20, 2008 the Washington Post printed an article written by S. Katryn Allen entitled: Why is the Church Abandoning Them? The article discusses her thoughts on the closing of a number of Catholic schools in Washington DC, as the spokesperson for the Committee to Save Black Catholic Schools.

I have not “o-pined” on it, since there were a number of other stories I wanted to get out but I thought that it was important to comment upon it.

First, I want to thank Ms. Allen for attempting to do what she can to save Catholic schools in DC. Catholic schools are a foundation upon which (1) the Church continues to show that it is an important part of the social fabric of the local community and (2) promotes the message of the Risen Christ. (Of course, there are many others.)

Second, she is correct about the fact that there are no political, business and civic leaders behind the move to stop this, even though, financially, this is going to hurt the District big time. This is money that the District simply does not have. (In Maryland, every child that leaves Catholic or private school to attend public school, will cost the state an additional $11,000 per year.)

She asks where the political, business and civic leaders are. I believe that there are no political, business and civic leaders jumping to help since Catholic schools teach kids that such things as abortion and the homosexual lifestyle are wrong. Why help continue to encourage schools that teach this, when it stands for everything that they (and their supporters) are against.

To be continued...


Quote of the Month:

"I've got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old, I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. So it doesn't make sense to not give them information." Barack Obama

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