Kansas City, we have a problem. St. Ann there, not in Richmond Hill, we don't have a school, has banned the child of a homosexual couple from enrolling in their school. Of course there is a backlash now with other Catholic parents protesting the decision.
In one way, they have a point. Most Catholic schools enroll children of parents in hetersexual irregular "marriages" what many in the Church call public adultery. Most Catholic schools enroll non-Catholics, many of whom reject most of what the Catholic Church teaches.
So why pick on homosexual couples' children and not allow them when we allow the others. I think that is a good question.
In my previous two parishes there were kids enrolled whose parents were homosexual couples. There were no problems or ideologies being promoted. If there were, I would have taken action.
I am not sure if there was a sort of ideological situation at this school in Kansas City and it appears the pastor has the support of the bishop. But these kinds of things get dicey.
We need canon laws to help pastors with these situations and then apply them equally. Why just pick on homosexuals and their kids when there are so many issues today with parents presenting their children for baptism and other sacraments. Do we take it out on the kids?
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