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Catholic Bishops Continue to Delve into Concerns About Girl Scouts
The Washington Post ^ | 5/10/12 | Carol Morello

Posted on 05/11/2012 6:27:12 AM PDT by marshmallow

The sometimes tense relationship between the Catholic Church and the Girl Scouts appears to be moving toward a resolution, as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked scout leaders to clarify programs and material that some religious conservatives think promote contraception and abortion.

Potentially at stake is whether troops can continue meeting in Catholic churches, and whether many Catholic girls, who make up a quarter of the nation’s 3 million Girl Scouts, will continue in scouting as the organization marks its 100th year.

In a letter dated March 28, the head of the bishops committee that has been looking into concerns about the Girl Scouts said he wanted to identify and address all remaining questions. The letter was written by Kevin C. Rhoades, bishop of Fort Wayne, who was a leading critic of the University of Notre Dame when it awarded President Obama an honorary degree in 2009.

The Associated Press reported on the letter Thursday, referring to it as an “official inquiry.”

The letter said that “important questions still remain and need to be examined.” But areas of concern were not specified, and church officials declined to be more specific. They characterized the letter as simply asking for further clarification.

“There had been some complaints about the Scouts, and the bishops couldn’t turn a deaf ear,” said Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a spokeswoman for the bishops. “So they want to know, what’s the story?”

The Girl Scouts organization said it expects the questions to be answered to the bishops’ satisfaction.

“We’ve had a strong relationship with the Catholic Church for 98 years,” said Girl Scouts spokeswoman Michelle Tompkins. “We don’t expect it to change.”

Controversies have bubbled up in recent years, many of them rooted in misinformation. The Girl Scouts of the USA has denied any partnership..........

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1 posted on 05/11/2012 6:27:18 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

The Girl Scouts are being taken over by the gay / lesbians and they are bringing along the abortion agenda as well. That is why I pulled my daughters out.


2 posted on 05/11/2012 6:35:26 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol

What ever happened with that boy who was in the Girl Scouts? He allegedly was a “trans-gendered” boy/girl who thought he was a girl.

Sorry I get confused. He is biologically male, and his mother said he was a girl, so he was allowed to join the Girl Scouts. I get confused on all this “trans-gendered” stuff.

I think the liberals told us that we’re not supposed to get all focused on biology and all that. The important thing is that this child and his/her mother believe him to be a girl, so that’s why he needs to go to the Girl Scouts. And the Girl Scouts want to be liberal and not “discriminatory”.


3 posted on 05/11/2012 7:50:20 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: marshmallow

‘Bout time....


4 posted on 05/11/2012 7:59:46 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: marshmallow

The Girl Scouts has become a raging liberal organization. It’s a small thing, but I stopped buying Girl Scout cookies because of that.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 9:19:07 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: marshmallow

I hope the Catholic Bishops continue to check out the Girls Scouts, but I also wish that they would look into excommunicating Nancy Pelosi and other CINOs, too.


6 posted on 05/11/2012 11:13:29 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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