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Nearly 1,000 attend Charlotte Catholic meeting on nunís speech
Charlotte Observer ^ | 4/3/2014 | Tim Funk

Posted on 04/03/2014 6:13:38 PM PDT by jobim

Nearly 1,000 parents gathered at Charlotte Catholic High School on Wednesday night to air complaints about a recent speech to students by a nun who made what many considered inflammatory comments about gays and lesbians, divorce and single parenthood.

So many parents lined up to speak that the meeting with high school officials, the school’s chaplain and the Diocese of Charlotte’s vicar of education lasted more than an hour longer than scheduled.

Though the gathering was closed to the media, texts and tweets from parents inside the school gym cast the meeting as often heated, with emotions running high on both sides.

(Excerpt) Read more at charlotteobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; charlotte; nun
Another report listed below has the orthodox parents, naturally, being shouted down by the theology dissenters.

The Dominican of Nashville nun based the 2nd part of her talk on what heretofore was universal understanding of SSA until recently. The abstract for that essay is:

The best-established facts in relation to homosexuality point to developmental-psychological, not genetic or physiological, causation. The efforts of the last few decades to find evidence to support a biological theory have made it more doubtful than ever that such evidence will be found. In contrast, many studies have shown that the most significant factor which correlates with homosexuality is "gender nonconformity" or same-sex peer isolation. Another factor closely associated with homosexuality is an imbalance in parentchild interaction, notably forms of over-influence of the opposite-sex parent in combination with a deficient relationship with the same-sex parent. The third well-established correlation is with inherent, rather than discrimination-produced, "neuroticism" or emotional instability/immaturity.

Structured around this pivotal evidence from statistical as well as clinical research, homosexuality is explained here as a character neurosis. Characteristics of this neurotic character syndrome include personality immaturity, self-victimization, and self-centeredness. This syndrome affects not only the emotional but also the moral and spiritual dimensions of the psyche and if indulged leads to generalized personality deterioration. Therapeutically, a holistic approach, simultaneously addressing the emotional, moral, and spiritual components of the psyche, offers the best opportunity for overcoming homosexuality. De-egocentrization and personality maturity, including the development of mature manhood/ womanhood, are the goals of therapy.
http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/002436311803888267

Catholic World News site:

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=20998

1 posted on 04/03/2014 6:13:38 PM PDT by jobim
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To: jobim

Here’s a thought. If you do not agree with Church teachings, worship somewhere else.


2 posted on 04/03/2014 6:16:32 PM PDT by griswold3 ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".)
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To: jobim

The apostates are coming! The apostates are coming!


3 posted on 04/03/2014 6:18:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: jobim
That analysis is spot on. I said in the original thread that environment is the cause in the vast majority of homosexuals.

Same sex isolation
Same sex molestation
Social outcasts

Very very few are born that way. If a homosexual projects overtly stereotypical homosexual behavior as if they want to make sure everyone knows it, they definitely were not born that way.

4 posted on 04/03/2014 6:19:35 PM PDT by TheArizona
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To: jobim

I’m sure a large percent that attended had nothing to do with the school.


5 posted on 04/03/2014 6:21:08 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: jobim

The HS chaplain thru the nun under the bus. Disgusting.


6 posted on 04/03/2014 6:21:22 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: jobim
she was presenting traditional Catholic teachings. But Hains and others said the majority of parents who spoke did not agree with the nun

then go to school at a non-catholic institution. Next we'll have a freaking on-line petition for the nun to 'resign.'

7 posted on 04/03/2014 6:22:45 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: griswold3

They want to destroy the traditional church,and replace it with something that approves of their horrendous lifestyle.


8 posted on 04/03/2014 6:23:04 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

In 3,2,1....the US Catholic caves....who knew we were there yet


9 posted on 04/03/2014 6:25:14 PM PDT by Calusa (Were going to have that person arrested.....that did the video, said Hillary Clinton.)
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To: griswold3; jobim; Charles Henrickson
If the “Catholic” parents want Sacraments with "tolerance and inclusion” they should become Episcopalian (TEC) or Lutheran (ELCA).
10 posted on 04/03/2014 6:27:52 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: griswold3

“Here’s a thought. If you do not agree with Church teachings, worship somewhere else.”

I always thought it was just me who saw dissenters as idiots.
so, they go to a catholic church that believes that the pope is infalable because gods speaks through him. so, their argument is we want you to change your teachings that de facto come from god, so we can worship god as we see fit.
just never got that logic.


11 posted on 04/03/2014 6:30:19 PM PDT by willywill
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To: blueplum; All
then go to school at a non-catholic institution.

It can't get any simpler than that.

12 posted on 04/03/2014 6:31:43 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: griswold3

These bitching people are apostates and are not catholic. The father of lies is loving this.


13 posted on 04/03/2014 6:31:57 PM PDT by ohioman
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To: ohioman

You got that right.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 6:41:56 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: jobim

there’s something seriously wrong these parents and their teenagers. They can leave this school if they don’t like its theology.

That the school is having a meeting on complaints about its theology is a wrong move unless they’re gonna change their theology.


15 posted on 04/03/2014 6:44:48 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: blueplum

They need to pound sand.


16 posted on 04/03/2014 6:46:26 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: jobim

It was a mistake to have this meeting. Nothing good was going to come of it. Send a letter stating the doctrine of the Church and be done with it. If they don’t like it they can leave.


17 posted on 04/03/2014 6:52:56 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: jobim

liberals are proud to make history with obama and gay marriage. they now want to make history by pressuring the catholic church to embrace gay marriage, abortion, and wealth redistribution.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 6:57:33 PM PDT by yongin
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To: jobim

I’m glad you quoted from the abstract. The sister is right on the money.

I agree with others. Why would you pay to send your kids to catholic school if you don’t want them to be taught in the catholic tradition?


19 posted on 04/03/2014 6:58:27 PM PDT by marron
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To: marron

these sissy kids and parents really think pope francis is on their side. thus they stay in the catholic church to help the pope change the church.


20 posted on 04/03/2014 7:03:17 PM PDT by yongin
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To: jobim

God bless Sister Jane Dominic Laurel!


21 posted on 04/03/2014 7:07:22 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: willywill

Same here. It seems idiotic to me to claim membership in church if you don’t believe what that church teaches. At that point, there seems just two options. 1) Find a church that teaches what you are willing to believe, or 2) start your own church and teach whatever you want.


22 posted on 04/03/2014 7:11:55 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: RginTN

In the modern view, truth is what the majority says it is. Secular opinion trumps God’s Word. Persecution of Christians is on the rise, because so many have rebelled against God. Jesus said they would hate His followers because they hate Him.


23 posted on 04/03/2014 8:15:27 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: marron

‘Why would you pay to send your kids to catholic school if you don’t want them to be taught in the catholic tradition?’

In most major cities the Catholic High Schools have the best academic performance, graduation rates, college acceptance, most skilled and successful athletic programs and most admittance to the best colleges.

They also are a very high status for these parents.


24 posted on 04/03/2014 8:18:49 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: jobim
If you don't like the rules don't join the club.

Close family relation is a professional in the psychology / counseling field. The excerpt that you posted is an open secret that cannot be spoken about if you value your career.

25 posted on 04/03/2014 10:19:47 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Eagles6

BREAKING NEWS: Aquinas College throws Catholic nun under the bus for daring to tell the truth about homosexuality.

She speaks no more. You will never hear another word from this brave Catholic teacher. Another day, another Catholic ruined for daring to speak the truth. Satan is smiling.

“The events around the recent talk by Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, O.P. in Charlotte, NC have produced a great deal of speculation from many sides. Among the commentators, there are few who were actually present to hear the talk, which was not recorded.

It is the firm belief of Aquinas College that all men and women are created in God’s image and likeness and are made with a capacity to love and be loved. The College supports the Catholic Church’s teachings which are open to the diverse needs and desires of all, which must be considered in light of eternal truths.

We support and affirm that every man and woman, regardless of his or her state in life, deserves respect, and that the health of any culture is gauged according to the capacity of its members to uphold their own beliefs while respecting the beliefs of others. The College’s patron, St. Thomas Aquinas, was known for his ability to thoughtfully consider all things and retain what is true, regardless of the source of that truth.

We believe it is our privilege to bring the best aspects of our faith tradition to bear on the moral and cultural questions of the present age. In her presentation, Sister Jane Dominic spoke clearly on matters of faith and morals. Her deviation into realms of sociology and anthropology was beyond the scope of her expertise. Sister is a trained theologian from a Pontifical University and has the credentials to contribute to scholarly bodies of work. This she has done in the past with distinction. The unfortunate events at Charlotte Catholic High School are not representative of the quality of Sister’s academic contributions or the positive influence that she has had on her students. The students at Charlotte Catholic were unprepared, as were their parents, for the topic that Sister was asked to deliver. The consequence was a complete misrepresentation of the school’s intention to bring a message that would enlighten and bring freedom and peace.

There are no words that are able to reverse the harm that has been caused by these comments. The community of Aquinas College is saddened by this extreme outcome and wishes to reiterate that this is not something the College condones or desires to create. There is division where there should be unity. The events and discussions that have transpired over the last two weeks reflect that there is something in this that surpasses an ordinary high school assembly.

Sister Jane Dominic has cancelled her speaking engagements and, at her request, is preparing to begin a sabbatical from teaching at Aquinas College. It is our sincere hope that the community of Charlotte Catholic High School will soon begin a process of healing and renewal, and that all who have been affected by this event will be drawn into profound reconciliation as we approach this great season that commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ”
- See more at: http://www.aquinascollege.edu/college-statement-charlotte-catholic-sister-jane-dominic/#sthash.BmbS9JJD.dpuf


26 posted on 04/04/2014 7:32:59 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: NKP_Vet

Here was the firs statement put out by Aquinas College. Said nothing about her doing anything wrong. Then the heat, the backbone started melting, and she was thrown under the bus. Statement was changed to make the pro-homo liberal parents happy, and in in the process ruin this Catholic educators career in teaching.

http://www.aquinascollege.edu/wp-content/uploads/Charlotte-Catholic-statement-April-2.pdf


27 posted on 04/04/2014 8:47:25 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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