Two More LGBT Catholic School Teachers Are Fired, and Robert Finn Is Still a Bishop

By: Saturday September 6, 2014 12:11 pm

The purging of LGBTs from the ranks of Catholic school teachers continues. This week’s edition comes to us from Affton, Missouri, where Olivia Reichert and Christina Gambaro were fired from their teaching posts at Cor Jesu Academy, an all girls school in a suburb of St. Louis in South St. Louis county. The concern is that LGBTs like Reichert and Gambaro aren’t good role models of how a Catholic is supposed to live, and so they were fired.

This might be more believable if the convicted protector of a child-porn producing priest, Robert Finn, wasn’t a bishop down the road in Kansas City.

 

Questioning the Paternalism of Patriarchs

By: Saturday May 5, 2012 9:00 am

Patriarchal paternalism is at the heart of leadership, according to the Vatican’s Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith in their assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

Sadly, that kind of paternalistic leadership rarely works out well. See the stories pouring out of a Philadelphia courtroom over the last month, or the horrific story from Sister Joan Chittister, OSB from her recent trip to Africa.

I thank God for those who speak out against anyone who imperiously looks at the world and asks “Who are you to question us?” I thank God for the sisters of LCWR, and especially for Sister Joan.

Seattle Archbishop Leads the Charge Against Marriage Equality, Women Religious, and Others Who Think

By: Monday April 23, 2012 2:20 pm

Seattle’s Archbishop J. Peter Sartain is a busy guy. He’s involved in getting his flock motivated to put an anti-marriage equality measure called Referendum 74 on the ballot in Washington, even though local priests and congregations are resisting. Now he’s also been tapped to oversee a Vatican-ordered obedience training for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, who keep talking about things like women’s health issues instead of opposite-sex marriage that the bishops want them to talk about. So much for religious freedom.

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