Daily Archives: May 10, 2009

Good for them: Christian school tells kid not to go to girlfriend’s prom

Heritage Christian School, a Baptist school in Findlay, OH, has told a student, Tyler Frost, that he will be suspended, given an incomplete for all his classes, and not permitted to attend graduation if he attends his girlfriend’s public school prom.

He signed a contract, upon joining the school, to adhere to its code of conduct. For some reason ,his father, despite enrolling him in the school, is objecting to the school’s decision.

Listen, the whole point of enrolling one’s child in a religious school should be to raise that child in a moral and religious environment. It is stupid to enroll in a school then complain about the school actually adhering to its teachings. We have enough problems with Catholic and other Christian schools that *don’t* adhere to their teachings.

And, before you say anything about Baptists and dancing, I’d suggest reading the Diary of St. Faustina to see what Jesus thinks about high school dances (even in early 20th Century Poland!)

Archbishop Burke calls Notre Dame decision a "scandal"

Speaking at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. First we’ve heard of him since the Randall Terry kerfluffle. Of course, his enemies in the Church had expected him to be “silenced” because of it, as they’ve hoped so many times in the past.

Fr. Z. has the complete text (and his commentary) at What Does the Prayer Really Say. Essentially, the speech is a summary of everything John Paul II said in Evangelium Vitae, updated for the current situation (although many will try to say he’s just being a “right wing extremist” or “trying to win votes for the Republicans”). In a follow-up post, Fr. Z. warns us to brace ourselves for the onslaught that will be coming against Archbishop Burke.

Speaking of Evangelium Vitae, I read it in its entirey during Adoration Thursday night. I came home from spending 2 hours in front of the Blessed Sacrament to find that I had locked myself out, and, as I tried to ring the doorbell, the power for our entire block blew out. I called the electric company, and I went back to church.

I took a *lot* of highlights, and will be advance-posting study passages from it the way I posted _The Way of Perfection_ reflections.

Racist Pro-aborts at ND arrest Alan Keyes

They should give Dr. Keyes a tenured professorship. Heck *he* ought to be a Laetare Award winner for being one of the only Catholic politicians willing to say that contraception should be illegal.

Instead, the University of Notre Shame had him arrested for tresspassing.

Independent Film on the Dignity of the Human Person

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"Catholic" Democrat in Texas moves to outlaw "infanticide": is this a good thing?

Simple answer? No. It seeks to reduce the sentence for mothers who kill their children due to post-partum depression. Presently, murder of a child a capital offense in Texas, so the goal is to turn the murder of children under 2 into a “state felony,” meaning the maximum sentence would be 2 years.

It’s inspired by the Andrea Yates case. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston), is a “Catholic” who has been praised by NARAL for her “fierce” pro-abortion activism.

While Farrar admits the bill will likely not get voted on at the House floor, and is mainly testing the waters, pro-life activists in the state are bothered because the wording of the bill does not specifically mention “post partum psychosis”:

Dave Welch of the Texas Pastor Council said the bill goes too far because it mentions only “effects of birth or lactation” rather than a specific condition.
“That opens a door you can drive a Mack truck through,” Welch said.

H/T to The Catholic Cartoon Blog