Why Aren’t All Catholic schools talking about Alfie Evans?

Why Aren’t All Catholic schools talking about Alfie Evans?

 

Why aren’t all Catholic schools talking with their students about Alfie Evans? They’re always talking about making the faith “relevant” or something, well what the hell is more relevant than a child being put to death right now?

This is utilitarian ethics at its clearest. Pit that versus the teachings of the Catholic faith.

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One comment on “Why Aren’t All Catholic schools talking about Alfie Evans?

  1. [A possible answer]
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    From: Bullied for Adhering to the Faith in a Catholic High School
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    [Where neither the teacher nor the school administration intervene to protect the student against such bullying, harassment and behavior by his fellow students or to defend and present Church teaching under attack and against such immoral actions and behavior – AQ Tom]
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    Paul Oakes • April 24, AD2018
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    Over the past few months, ‘bullying’ has become a recurring topic of discussion among the members of Fusion, our youth ministry at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. For professing his faith one of our members is being bullied – at the Catholic High School he is attending.
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    Sam (a pseudonym) was ecstatic when he learned last year that he’d be attending a prominent Catholic high school in our area. However, about three months into his freshman year, he began telling us about the troubles he was having at school.
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    The bullying begins
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    It started when the topic of homosexuality was being discussed in Sam’s freshman religion class. In this particular class the students were permitted to debate the subject, back and forth. After Sam stated the Church’s stance on homosexuality, his classmates became offended and even infuriated. The teacher did not step in and say that what Sam was saying was correct. The teacher also did not try to explain or defend Church teaching. The students labeled Sam a bigot and continued to harass him in the hallway afterwards.
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    On another occasion, again in religion class, Sam stated that he doesn’t view pornography, and then explained to the class what the Catechism says about the topic:
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    “Pornography consists in removing real or simulated sexual acts from the intimacy of the partners, in order to display them deliberately to third parties. It offends against chastity because it perverts the conjugal act, the intimate giving of spouses to each other. It does grave injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, the public), since each one becomes an object of base pleasure and illicit profit for others. It immerses all who are involved in the illusion of a fantasy world. It is a grave offense. Civil authorities should prevent the production and distribution of pornographic materials” (CCC 2354).
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    After class, a fellow student followed Sam into the restroom and threatened to beat him if he ever spoke up against pornography again.
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    Teens Abandoning their Faith
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    While we may be quick to dismiss this as something that might happen in a public high school, this happened in a private school that has the word “Catholic” in its name. This is a high school which claims to teach the Catholic faith. This is very disconcerting.
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    We also can’t dismiss these incidents by thinking “Well, the other students probably misunderstood, or didn’t know, Sam.” Almost half of his religion class consists of kids that Sam attended a Catholic elementary school with. Now in high school, however, virtually every one of these kids has turned their backs on their Catholic upbringing.
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    According to Sam, these same kids that attended a Catholic grade school with him now curse and take the name of the Lord in vain, frequently. Some of these 14- and 15-year-olds now even proudly tell each other that they are drinking, smoking, and even engaging in hook-ups.
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    To make matters worse, whenever Sam walks by they assault him with illicit pictures on their cell phones. For his part, Sam has managed to stay true to his faith. He’s also grateful that our Youth Group and Youth Nights provide him with a safe haven …

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