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New York Catholic school scrubs talk by homosexual-chastity advocate

Catholic World News - November 19, 2013

A Catholic high school in New York has indefinitely postponed a scheduled appearance by a priest representing Courage, the organization that encourages chastity for those who are attracted to members of the same sex.

Father Donald Timone, a spokesman for Courage, had been booked to speak to an audience of parents at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx. But the school backed off the appearance, after a number of parents protested, saying that the talk would be unfriendly to homosexuals.

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  • Posted by: Savonarola - Nov. 20, 2013 9:30 AM ET USA

    And the archdiocese has no position on this? Courage anyone?

  • Posted by: Baseballbuddy - Nov. 19, 2013 7:03 PM ET USA

    It seems that, based on the article, it was the gay alumni who registered their objections - not the parents.

  • Posted by: Mike in Toronto - Nov. 19, 2013 6:20 PM ET USA

    Guiding those with same-sex attraction towards living a moral life no more demanding than that expected of unmarried heterosexuals is "unfriendly"?? Sad...

  • Posted by: jasoncpetty3446 - Nov. 19, 2013 3:28 PM ET USA

    At first the title of this article intrigued me--why on earth would they do that?--but then I noticed the hyphen.

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Nov. 19, 2013 2:49 PM ET USA

    With parents like these, no wonder our kids are confused! When your father and mother cannot follow a logical argument, regardless of how simple it is, when they allow themselves to simply repeat the drivel served up daily by abysmally stupid television, you come to accept this denseness as ''normal''. Fr. Timone might have found this an especially hard audience to talk to, given what the poor kids are probably hearing around the supper table.

  • Posted by: Defender - Nov. 19, 2013 2:11 PM ET USA

    And the talk was for parents? "..saying that the talk would be unfriendly to homosexuals" - obviously the parents didn't (or don't want to) read about Courage. The religion teachers seem to not have done a good job teaching about homosexuality and, though the school is independent, the archdiocese seems to have done nothing in this area either (not surprisingly).

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