|Sr. Clare Marie teaches Social Studies|
at Marin Catholic High School
Five Dominican Sisters of Mary walked out of their Kentfield (CA) classrooms at Marin Catholic High School last Friday in protest of the school's failure to prevent the dissemination of pro-sodomy, anti-Catholic literature on school grounds.
Although the school had initially stated that it would not be participating in the "Day of Silence" on April 17th, an event championed by pro-sodomy activists as being aimed at reducing LGBT-bullying in schools, it nonetheless directed students via Facebook to the "Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network" (GLSEN), an organization which promotes the event with stickers, pamphlets and other literature. On Friday morning, as a group of students began handing out the GLSEN materials - which told students that any church which teaches that homosexuality is sinful is an "oppressor" and should be opposed - the five Sisters, among them Sr. Clare Marie, felt that the Catholic identity of the school was being compromised and that they could no longer remain in their classrooms in good conscience.
What makes this story particularly interesting is that, according to various reports, these Sisters were hand-picked by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to strengthen Catholic identity in Bay Area schools.
I invite you, gentle reader, to say a prayer that God may continue to shed His grace upon these faithful daughters. You might also want to send a note of support to Sr. Clare Marie, at: email@example.com.
Incidentally, I came across this story as I was reading Brian Cahill's latest hit-piece on Archbishop Cordileone, which he starts off by deploring the latter's "failed leadership." Really? The man's nearly single-handed defense of the rights of the Catholic faith in the public square just inspired five habited Sisters to walk out in protest of the dissemination of pro-sodomy, anti-Catholic propaganda at their school, and his leadership has "failed"? Au contraire, Mr. Cahill. Au contraire.