Catholic school quits Boston St. Patrick's parade over gay marchers

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    Feb 28, 2015 8:50 PM GMT

    What are we, the plague? Not very "christian" at all, as usual icon_rolleyes.gif


    http://news.yahoo.com/catholic-school-quits-boston-st-patricks-parade-over-213625298.html

    A Roman Catholic grammar school located near Boston has pulled out of the city's St. Patrick's Day parade in protest over organizers' decision to allow a gay veterans' group to march in next month's event.

    "We can't associate with that,” Brother Thomas Dalton, principal of Immaculate Heart of Mary School, said in a phone interview.

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    Feb 28, 2015 8:53 PM GMT


    The numbnuts should ask the Pope for advice (and I know what that advice is, and that they're NOT going to like it).
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    Feb 28, 2015 8:55 PM GMT
    Veterans > A child's school.

    This is going without mentioning gay or straight. Shame the adults are acting like the children they are meant to teach. I wouldn't trust them to educate my child- how immature. Gay straight big or whatever damn issue it is, adults who are educating youth ought to know right from wrong.

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    Feb 28, 2015 9:09 PM GMT
    NeuralShock saidVeterans > A child's school.

    This is going without mentioning gay or straight. Shame the adults are acting like the children they are meant to teach. I wouldn't trust them to educate my child- how immature. Gay straight big or whatever damn issue it is, adults who are educating youth ought to know right from wrong.



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    Mar 01, 2015 7:19 PM GMT
    Boston Massachusetts has had same sex marriage since 2004. Why is this such an issue for anyone now. Time to get their jesus in line with established law.
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    Mar 01, 2015 7:46 PM GMT
    pellaz saidBoston Massachusetts has had same sex marriage since 2004. Why is this such an issue for anyone now. Time to get their jesus in line with established law.


    I was thinking the same thing. Their hissy fit is about 11 years too late. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 01, 2015 10:38 PM GMT
    It should probably be mentioned that the school under discussion isn't an ordinary parochial (parish-based) school. It's run by a religious order called the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The order was founded by the somewhat notorious priest Father Feeney, an extreme fundamentalist Catholic, who preached that there was no salvation outside the Church. He ran afoul of the conventional Boston Catholic Archdiocese because of his extreme views, and sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s, he was excommunicated. The Slaves continued to carry on though, acquired some property, and started a school, monastery, and convent. At some point they split up, with one group of them returning to the mainline Catholic Church, and joining the Benedictine Order. Shortly before Father Feeney's death in the early 1970s, he became reconciled with the mainline Church, and the excommunication was lifted. The Slaves of Mary has continued to operate along very, very traditional lines. They still celebrate the Latin Mass, and the little school that they run (which has an elementary school as well as a high-school) holds to a very strict, fundamentalist type of Catholicism.
  • tazzari

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    Mar 02, 2015 7:44 PM GMT
    By contrast, 6 or 7 Seattle Episcopal Churches march annually in the Pride Parade...
  • JackDoyle

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    Mar 02, 2015 10:00 PM GMT
    The last Irish preident refused to walk in the New York Paddys day parade because they didn't allow gay people to march
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    Mar 02, 2015 10:08 PM GMT
    carew28 said
    It should probably be mentioned that the school under discussion isn't an ordinary parochial (parish-based) school. It's run by a religious order called the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The order was founded by the somewhat notorious priest Father Feeney, an extreme fundamentalist Catholic, who preached that there was no salvation outside the Church. He ran afoul of the conventional Boston Catholic Archdiocese because of his extreme views, and sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s, he was excommunicated. The Slaves continued to carry on though, acquired some property, and started a school, monastery, and convent. At some point they split up, with one group of them returning to the mainline Catholic Church, and joining the Benedictine Order. Shortly before Father Feeney's death in the early 1970s, he became reconciled with the mainline Church, and the excommunication was lifted. The Slaves of Mary has continued to operate along very, very traditional lines. They still celebrate the Latin Mass, and the little school that they run (which has an elementary school as well as a high-school) holds to a very strict, fundamentalist type of Catholicism.

    Thanks for that historical background. So I presume this action by a marginal, extremist Catholic group will not have much impact. Nor does it represent contemporary mainline Catholic attitudes.

    "Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary" - they may be more kinky than the "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence".

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    Mar 02, 2015 11:08 PM GMT
    Probably they just didn't want the kiddies to talk too much about gay people who they might have seen parading. They must think preventing participation will keep the children from asking too many embarrassing questions.
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    Mar 03, 2015 1:01 AM GMT
    The problem is the nudity, sex and drugs involved in gay pride parades.
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    Mar 03, 2015 1:17 AM GMT
    mx5guynj saidThe problem is the nudity, sex and drugs involved in gay pride parades.


    It's a ST PATRICKS DAY parade. Not a gay pride parade. Straight people do raunchy things too at Mardi Gras, Spring Break.... There's Girls Gone Wild etc. Gays don't own nudity, sex or drugs.
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    Mar 03, 2015 1:22 AM GMT
    woodfordr said
    mx5guynj saidThe problem is the nudity, sex and drugs involved in gay pride parades.


    It's a ST PATRICKS DAY parade. Not a gay pride parade. Straight people do raunchy things too at Mardi Gras, Spring Break.... There's Girls Gone Wild etc. Gays don't own nudity, sex or drugs.



    +1

    It doesn't seem to bother deeply religious people in Louisiana when chicks flash their titties to get some beads, as in "tradition" icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Mar 03, 2015 1:27 AM GMT
    mx5guynj saidThe problem is the nudity, sex and drugs involved in gay pride parades.

    Hey, numbnuts, this is not a gay pride parade. It's a St. Patrick's Day parade in prim & proper Boston. And I've attended dozens of actual gay pride parades, and haven't seen any nudity yet.

    You really do hate gays, don't you? You might wanna have sex with us, but not be associated with us. We understand that condition.
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    Mar 03, 2015 10:19 AM GMT
    ELNathB said
    woodfordr said
    mx5guynj saidThe problem is the nudity, sex and drugs involved in gay pride parades.


    It's a ST PATRICKS DAY parade. Not a gay pride parade. Straight people do raunchy things too at Mardi Gras, Spring Break.... There's Girls Gone Wild etc. Gays don't own nudity, sex or drugs.



    +1

    It doesn't seem to bother deeply religious people in Louisiana when chicks flash their titties to get some beads, as in "tradition" icon_rolleyes.gif



    Not to derail the thread but that "tradition" was started by drunk tourists who entice other drunk tourists to give them beads. They do things in NOLA what they wouldn't otherwise dream of doing at home. The natives had no such "tradition." It isn't legal and you can technically be arrested. Also, If you knew anything about Louisiana you'd know New Orleans and south Louisiana aren't much like the prudish Protestant rest if the state. And it's brand of Catholicism isn't like that of the stricter Irish and German variety but more of a French and Spanish/Hispanic looser variety and has a more live and let live attitude.
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    Mar 03, 2015 10:55 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    mx5guynj saidThe problem is the nudity, sex and drugs involved in gay pride parades.

    Hey, numbnuts, this is not a gay pride parade. It's a St. Patrick's Day parade in prim & proper Boston. And I've attended dozens of actual gay pride parades, and haven't seen any nudity yet.

    You really do hate gays, don't you? You might wanna have sex with us, but not be associated with us. We understand that condition.


    Ha Ha I had to laugh at your reply and thank god I am not catholic they burned my ancestors to death!

    And St Patrick was not Irish!