Tuesday, June 05, 2007

A Solution for Wiggy

Wiggy frets about the "love Gaia" stuff encountered by chilluns sent to a Waukesha Catholic school.

Perhaps Abp. Dolan will Xerox the Cdl. Pell playbook:

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney wants its school leaders to publicly commit to a vow of fidelity by adhering to church teaching on some crucial issues--homosexuality, birth control and women's ordination.

The vow would apply to its 167 principals, its deputy principals and religious education coordinators and would be a first for the Catholic Church in Australia, Fairfax newspapers report.

The Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, is behind the move to extend the oath. He is perhaps drawing his inspiration from the apostolic exhortation issued by Pope John Paul II in 1990, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (From the Heart of the Church). In his exhortation, the late Holy Father calls for all those teaching theology in Catholic universities to take an oath of fidelity to the teaching of the Church and those who are not Catholic are asked to respect the Catholic identity of the school.

Makes sense to me. While he's at it, the Abp. could have the various parish functionaries (non-ordained) take the Oath, too. And make the Pastors administer it. That way, they'll know what it says.

2 comments:

James said...

I'd settle for a Catholic school I can't sue for false advertising.

Dad29 said...

Then you'll miss all the fun of a few good Roasts (see: Torquemada, Thomas)