Stouthearted Stance

I was planning to write about the escalating tension in San Francisco between the local government & the Catholic Church, most prominently Archbishop Cordleone. Not only did George Weigel beat me to it but so has Artemus. Artemus has shown us the intolerance of the progressives and Weigel has done a wonderful job of laying out all of the details in his First Things article of 3-11-15. I will however, give my own brief summary & conclusion.
This conflict has arisen from the new “Statement of the High Schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco Regarding the Teachings and Practice of the Catholic Church,” which strengthens the moral language in the Aug 1, 2015 edition of the Teachers Handbook.
In February, Eight Democratic state lawmakers sent a letter criticizing the Archbishop, to which he responded brilliantly by saying:
“Would you hire a campaign manager who advocates policies contrary to those that you stand for, and who shows disrespect toward you and the Democratic Party in general?
“On the other hand, if you knew a brilliant campaign manager who, although a Republican, was willing to work for you and not speak or act in public contrary to you or your party — would you hire such a person? If your answer to the first question is ‘no,’ and to the second question is ‘yes,’ then we are actually in agreement on the principle point in debate here.”
The latest incident happened Tues., March 3, when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimous passed a resolution  opposing the language which calls on Catholic High School teachers to lead their public and professional lives consistently with church teachings.
It comes as no surprise that the dictatorship of relativism has now placed Catholic Schools in their crosshairs. Unfortunately, I believe that we are headed in the direction Weigel suggests, “one of the next lines of battle involves employment practices in Catholic schools.” With this belief I will be enlightening myself with the beautiful documents the Church has promulgated regarding the education of young people. I suggest we all do the same.
Saint Francis pray for us!

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