Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

French government calls for no discussion of same-sex marriage in Catholic schools

Catholic World News - January 07, 2013

French President Francois Hollande and Education Minister Vincent Peillon are urging Catholic schools not to hold discussions with students about impending legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage. Hollande’s administration supports the legislation.

“This education system, which is under contract to the state, should respect the principle of neutrality and the freedom of conscience of all,” said Peillon, even though another cabinet minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, has spoken in favor of same-sex marriage at a state school.

Peillon also called upon regional education leaders to “scrutinize the Catholic debates and report any anti-gay views aired in them,” the Reuters news agency reported.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($22,308 to go):
$35,000.00 $12,692.44
64% 36%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Defender - Jan. 07, 2013 10:21 AM ET USA

    One wonders if these French politicians hear what they actually say? Catholics don't talk about the issue, but everyone else may? If you Catholics do talk about it, Big Brother will be listening and will take action! You would think the French would remember when the Nazis occupied their country. Come to think of it, things are looking much the same in this country, too, isn't it?

  • Posted by: fwhermann3492 - Jan. 07, 2013 10:06 AM ET USA

    St. John Vianney, pray for us and for your homeland.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

In Iraq, the Pope has good reason to seek intervention, but fear unilateral US action 7 hours ago
As Catholic News Unfolds... August 19
An Iraqi archbishop's warning to the West August 19
The cause for beatification of Archbishop Romero: BBC botched the story August 19
Church Fathers: The Didache and the Epistle of Barnabas August 19

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8