Some first rate commentary on the Charlotte Fiasco is at A Blog For Dallas Area Catholics with, I am sure, their profound apologies to Charlie Daniels:
she was looking for some souls to save, she was in a bind, cuz she was way behind, she had’ta speak Truth hard and brave.
When she come across these young kids going to school in ol’ Char-lot
They call them Catholic but it seems……they’re not
She said: “You may not believe, but I’m Catholic, true,”
“And if you dare, you’ll see it’s fair, the devil has his hand on you.”
The kids said “we are so Katholyc, and it may be a sin”
“But we don’t care for Truth, we’re such smart youth, we’re jumpin’ on this gay wagon”
Sister get down and pray, the hate is comin’ hard
Cuz hell’s broke loose in Charlotte and the devil’s now in charge
And if you stay true you’ll get a halo made of gold,
but for these kids, the devil’s got their soul……
Alright, enough of that. So they had the outrage session at Charlotte, ahem, Catholic High School Tuesday night, in response to the horrific atrocity of exposing what appear to be horribly formed youth and parents to some very basic Truth. Mind, this was a presentation on Theology of the Body, so it wasn’t like they were hearing the really severe condemnations of sin that are very prevalent in the Tradition.
But it seems the nun who have the talk had the temerity to not only suggest, but demonstrate via sociological data, that those lost in the sins of sodom and sapphos are not “born that way,” but through various traumas or predilections to sin fall into that lifestyle.
And that was simply too much, much, much too much, for the precious dears – and possibly, even more so, their parents – to hear. There is pretty extensive coverage of the talk given here, and while I don’t feel a particular need to give yet more space to the politically ginned-up outrage expressed last night (it seems some activists may have been brought in, last minute like, to insure the meeting went only one direction), I do want to pull out a couple of quotes from the aggrieved for examination.
Go here to read the rest. The Church has always been engaged in a vast spiritual war. The dispiriting sad fact today is that too many of our clergy have either decided to fight for the other side, some overtly and some covertly, and that too many of the remainder run up the white flag, even when confronted with something as mild, and ludicrous, as a temper tantrum by parents and their brats who are shocked, shocked to hear Catholic doctrine preached at an ostensibly Catholic high school.