San Francisco to Catholic Schools: STFU about morality

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  • #7906
    jerry1949
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    It’s not enough to redifine marriage in the secular world, but they want to force secular morality about marriage and other issues on religious institutions.

    I hope the archbishop doesn’t cave, especially to teachers and lawmakers who are so illogical to think that preaching Catholic morality undermines Catholic education.

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teachers and staff from four Catholic High Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area are urging their archbishop to remove morality clauses from the faculty handbook.

    Teacher Jim Jordan said Tuesday a petition with 355 signatures of teachers and staff collected in the past two days will be delivered to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone by union representatives.

    The clauses recently proposed by Cordileone outline the church’s teaching that sex outside of marriage, homosexual relations, abortion, masturbation and the viewing of pornography are “gravely evil.”

    The language “undermines the mission of Catholic education and the inclusive, diverse and welcoming community we prize at our schools,” said Jordan, who is an English teacher in San Francisco’s Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/04/san-francisco-catholic-teachers-morality_n_6799864.html

    #7907
    missing_kskd
    Participant

    This isn’t San Fran, but staff from the schools.

    It is in response to recently proposed changes.

    They were heard by the state which spoke in the form of a resolution.

    Big difference.

    #7910
    jerry1949
    Spectator

    The state is asking for a “probe of working conditions.” Why is there now a reason to “probe”?

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    State lawmakers have criticized the statement Cordileone proposed adding to the faculty handbook and asked for a probe of working conditions at the archdiocese’s four San Francisco Bay Area Catholic high schools.

    Late Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors joined the criticism and passed a resolution asking the conservative Catholic leader to respect the rights of teachers and administrators, the San Francisco Chronicle reported (http://bit.ly/1BS8Fdz).

    “These actions really conflict with the values of San Francisco,” said Supervisor Mark Farrell, who introduced the resolution. “In San Francisco, we stand up for everyone. We stand up for our LGBT community and honor and embrace those who do the same.”

    #7911
    missing_kskd
    Participant

    seems basic to me

    The leader made a call the staff doing the work felt would impact their ability to do that work.

    So the staff employed the process available to them.

    Now that process is playing out just as it might in any school.

    Somebody picked a fight and got called on it.

    #7912
    missing_kskd
    Participant

    Watching porn, for example, really is just as evil as you think it is.

    It really does not make sense to bring all that into the classroom.

    Parents and church is where that discussion belongs.

    Like the other business discussions…

    Are they running a church or a school?

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