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  1. Kieran says

    Meanwhile, how many divorced people are employed at Catholic schools in defiance of church teaching on divorce? Jesus was so right calling the self-righteous religious types a pack of hypocrites and brood of vipers. They wouldn’t know true Christianity if it fell on their head.

  2. Gordon says

    And he’s not ugly, fat, or single otherwise not worthy of our support, can your coverage of such issues contain not just the photo friendly or is this really the demise of free speech but only if you tick the boxes deemed appropriate??? To a viewing audience.

  3. Joe in Ct says

    Gordon, I’m not sure what your issue is with his appearance, but I think you are trying to say that the fired teacher’s good looks have something to do with the coverage of his termination. Possibly, but that’s not why most people are interested in this story. It’s compelling enough on its own merits.

  4. says

    The student reaction to his firing remains the important part of this story. It is absurd to them that the Catholic hierarchy they never see and which has virtually no connection to their school is sending down (hypocritical) orders to fire a beloved administrator because he got married. They are not willing to accept out-of-touch orders from on high. And they are the future.

    Unless the far-removed, family-less leadership at Catholic schools like this starts facing reality they will lose every generation to come. As married gay couples become more and more commonplace, they will become more and more obsolete to those they’re hoping to teach.

    @Gordon: I’m not sure if your comment was put through a translation program, but it makes virtually no sense in English.

  5. says

    These high schoolers continue to amaze me. To show this much awareness and understanding of discrimination coming from their own faith and to take a stand against it with the explicit goal of changing the church gives me hope that what we’re fighting for now will last.

    I’ll be wearing orange on Jan 31st in solidarity.

  6. Bob says

    The protests need to be in front of the Archbishop’s residence.

    The protest need to take place every Sunday and in every parish.

    The school did not make this decision …the bishops force them.

  7. Bob says

    The protests need to be in front of the Archbishop’s residence.

    The protest need to take place every Sunday and in every parish.

    The school did not make this decision …the bishops force them.

  8. andrew says

    Keep in mind that these protesting teens are the product of a Catholic school education, and of Catholic families who are willing to pay tuition so that their children can get the benefits of a Catholic school education. There are a lot of great teachings on social justice being communicated to the students in most Catholic schools. However when it comes to issues of sex and sexuality, the Catholic authorities just go bonkers. Oddly enough, a church governed by so many closeted homosexual males gets craziest when the sexual issue is homosexuality.

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