Thursday, January 02, 2014

The soft rainbow-colored underbelly of Catholicism today

Our underground correspondent, who we keep on retainer in an Atlantic seaboard city that knows how to keep its secrets, Guy Noir - Private Eye, sent us the link to the following article over the Christmas holidays while we were out of town for a few days.

The article is by Catherine Harmon, "Students, parents rally for gay VP ousted from Catholic high school" (Catholic World Report, December 23, 2013):
Last week students at a Seattle-area Catholic high school staged a sit-in to protest the removal of their school’s vice principal, who the school says violated his employment contract by marrying another man over the summer. Read more >>
Guy Noir observes:
An honest dissent asks a very good question I bet you the Pope will never answer.

"My question now is what if there's a teacher in our school or any Catholic school that's been divorced, should we fire them?" Colburn said. "Should we fire teachers that take the pill? We can go down the list of the rules of Catholic teaching."
A good question indeed.

[Hat tip to JM]