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Bishop ‘appalled’ that Catholic school denied admission to child of homosexual couple

Catholic World News - December 14, 2011

The apostolic administrator of an Australian diocese says that he is “absolutely appalled” that Sacred Heart Primary School in Broken Hill denied admission to a child of a lesbian couple.

“To penalize a five-year-old child because her parents are living in a homosexual relationship is just quite wrong,” said Bishop Kevin Manning, 78, who has administered the diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes for nearly a year. “I’ve instructed [the school] to offer her the position.”

Bishop Manning stated he would be “taking this [matter] to the Australian bishops and asking them to make some pretty clear statements.”

There is “no way in the world that we can persecute a child because of what their parents did,” he added. “You are vesting the sins of the parents on the child--it’s quite wrong.”

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  • Posted by: Savonarola - Dec. 16, 2011 2:54 PM ET USA

    Well, we're "appalled" by this bishop who seems to be unaware that he's supposed to be a leader in the culture war and to exercise some common sense and prudential judgment.

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Dec. 14, 2011 6:49 PM ET USA

    How naive can this bishop be!? Has he not the wits to question why a lesbian couple would wish to send their child to a Catholic school in the first place? Can it be that he is unaware of the gay agenda to break down support for Catholic doctrine, to undermine Church authority on all issues of ethics and morality, beginning with brainwashing in elementary schools? To quote the GEICO commercial, "What, d'you live under a rock?!" He would allow the inmates to run the asylum, it would seem.

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