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Reading comprehension quiz

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 14, 2004

After reading this story from the Washington Times, answer the following question:

Which of the following options best describes the moral of the story:   (a) We're a little short on tar and feathers. (b) Voice of the Faithful, just step aside. (c) Home schooling gets a boost from Arlington diocese (d) My insurance underwriter made me do it.    

 

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  • Posted by: - Jan. 15, 2004 7:19 PM ET USA

    I'd go with "A"! And I'd be praying the Rosary while they stirred the pot! I'm in total aggreement that stripping these children of their innocence is the ONLY thing that will come of a "good touch, bad touch" program. Big hint it comes from the secular public schools. God Bless all our homeschoolers for protecting their children from such invasive and covert subvertion of the rights of their children to live free of sexual opression under the guise of education.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 15, 2004 4:54 PM ET USA

    (c) would be my pick too. Unfortunately in many dioceses, like my own, homeschoolers are required to attend the parish program du jour for sacramental preparation. Then we, the homeschooling parents, are labeled as the disobedient ones for failing to comply, rather than the parish officials who withhold the sacraments from those who can demonstrate their preparedness. It's all about the power, baby!

  • Posted by: - Jan. 14, 2004 10:45 AM ET USA

    A and B are out - Voice of the Faithful had nothing to do with this. And as a Commercial Insurance Liability Underwriter for one of the largest Insurance Companies in this country, I can vouch that d is not the answer either. I would like choose c. Just an idea, I think this training program really belongs in the seminaries.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 14, 2004 10:05 AM ET USA

    But hey, the diocese is in compliance with the Charter. That's all that counts.

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Jan. 14, 2004 9:29 AM ET USA

    "At one point, the crowd began chanting the rosary to drown out Catherine Nolan" -- it's a prayer *and* a civil disobedience demonstration. I must have missed the part where you are told the threat to children originates in their innocence and is countered by taking their innocence away.

  • Posted by: frjimc - Jan. 14, 2004 8:28 AM ET USA

    No-brainer, this. It's all about the money. Our archdiocese has a worse-than-insipid program called "Talking about Touching," planned and written by the good folks at COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) for the same reason. Our bishops sold us up the river to prevent the media and courts from punishing the real problem -- actively homosexual priests and bishops. Real solution: require education of PARENTS with children in CCD or Catholic schools, and then let THEM teach their children.

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