Saturday, June 18, 2022
Bishop Says School Can No Longer Call Itself Catholic After It Flew Pride Flag - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
In an age where many bishops have become enablers of misbehavior by their sheep, one bishop has stretched out his crozier. On Thursday, Bishop Robert McManus of the Diocese of Worcester, which is located in central Massachusetts, decided that the Nativity School of Worcester can no longer call itself a Catholic school because of its decision to continue flying the Black Lives Matter and pride flags. His excellency also prohibited the celebration of sacraments at Nativity and disallowed the school from conducting fundraisers involving the diocese.
Bishop McManus first expressed dismay at the school’s flying of the offending flags in March before publicly announcing in April that the flags needed to be removed. He stated, “The flying of these flags in front of a Catholic school sends a mixed, confusing and scandalous message to the public about the Church’s stance on these important moral and social issues.” When the school publicly defied his request, saying the flags were to indicate “all are welcome at the school,” Bishop McManus said he was left with “no other option but to take canonical action.” McManus noted that the pride flag promotes “actively living a LGBTQ+ lifestyle” while the Black Lives Matter organization opposes the traditional family structure. Therefore, he determined that the flags expressed messages in direct contradiction with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
I wonder what would happen if the some Catholic educational institution in San Diego did this? I suspect they would be fine, but what do I know.