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Times profile of school associated with Opus Dei

Catholic World News - January 13, 2012

The New York Times has profiled The Heights School, a Washington-area school affiliated with Opus Dei.

“Conservative Catholics are drawn to The Heights for its single-sex community, in which the faculty is male, and for its fidelity to Catholic teaching,” the Times reported. “More than that, parents say, they are glad to have found a community of like-minded families. Here they find a respect for Church teachings that is absent even from most parish churches, where many communicants openly disagree with the pope on contraception, abortion and other topics.”

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  • Posted by: polish.pinecone4371 - Jan. 16, 2012 8:05 AM ET USA

    I disagree. There are two reasons this piece appeared: 1) To point that Rick Santorum is somehow associated with Opus Dei, which the Times still associates wtih Dan Brown's idiotic description (why mention Brown at all?), and 2) to show its readers that there really are people out there who seriously believe that crazy idea that people should abstain from sex before marriage. The story may sound nice, but it's actually a back-handed insult.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 14, 2012 3:14 PM ET USA

    Our eldest has attended The Heights, and we can confirm it is outstanding. A wise & widely traveled priest friend judges that the school may be the finest in the country for boys. I, too, was shocked to see such a positive NY Times story for a conservative RC institution (& even for Opus Dei) -- that's a tribute to the school's goodness, which is too obvious for even a nearly blind NY Times reporter to miss. Mothers, by the way, love its masculine tone even more than dads.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jan. 13, 2012 2:55 PM ET USA

    ...a respect for Church teachings that is absent even from most parish churches, where many communicants openly disagree with the pope on contraception, abortion and other topics. Alas, a piuece of perfectly accurate reporting.

  • Posted by: normnuke - Jan. 13, 2012 1:42 PM ET USA

    I read the link expecting it to be the usual NYT snarkocism, but it wasn't. It really surprised me.

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