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New York archdiocese raps new school sex-ed program

August 11, 2011

The New York archdiocese has criticized a policy calling for sex-education courses in all the city’s middle schools and high schools.

The archdiocese has encouraged Catholic parents to opt out of the sex-ed programs, reminding parents that they are responsible for the moral education of their own children. The archdiocese faulted the city-wide school program for failing to recognize that parental right.

The program to be used in the city’s schools recommends sexual abstinence, but then undermines that message by instructing children in the use of condoms and encouraging discussion of when it is appropriate to engage in sexual activity.


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  • Posted by: mgreen32234 - Aug. 12, 2011 10:33 AM ET USA

    The public school program sounds like it was developed by zoologists. Archbishop Dolan should offer the public schools the chastity education program the Catholic schools are using. It is dignified, spirited and smart.

  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 11, 2011 7:29 PM ET USA

    Doesn't this all sound ominously like 1984? Perhaps the book should be renamed/renumbered to something in this decade. Big Brother knows best and they do their best to control thoughtcrime.