Catholic schools should accept gay couple’s children

The Associated Press is reporting that Archdiocese of Boston Superintendent of Schools Mary Grassa O’Neill has offered to help the lesbian parents find a different Catholic school for their 8-year-old boy.

Earlier stories said the child was accepted, then rejected from St. Paul Elementary School in Hingham after a priest told one of his parents that the mothers were “in discord” with church teachings that marriage should be between one man and one woman. ….

These situations are not uncommon. Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of DignityUSA, a Boston-based advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Catholics, told the Boston Globe she gets “three or four” calls every year from parents across the country with a similar problem.

Duddy-Burke also said:

… gay and lesbian parents considering Catholic schools for their children often face a dilemma over whether the merits of the school outweigh the possibility their child may hear messages about the church’s teachings on homosexuality and gay marriage that could be painful.

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