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To: SuziQ
A friend of our has had two sons go through a supposedly Catholic college, Fairfield U. in CT. He says neither one of them goes to Church anymore!

I made the monumental error of sending my 2 oldest boys to a Jesuit high school. I knew the Jesuits were pretty liberal these days, but my grandfather had graduated from a Jesuit high school, as had my father, my self and my brothers. I wanted the tradition to continue.

If I had any idea how bad it would be, I never would have done it. The religion class was using Daniel Maguire as an expert in moral theology. This is the guy from Marquette (another Jesuit university) who was the most famous pro-abortion priest until he left the priesthood and got married. Then he got divorced and married again. But his first wife would follow him around to his speaking engagements and call him a "spiritual rapist." He tried to get an injunction to stop her, but the judge ruled that he couldn't prevent her from attending events that were open to the public.

I documented all the evidence on Maguire (there was lots more), and sent it to the Religion teacher and asked him to stop using Daniel Maguire as a teacher of moral theology. He refused to do so.

At the graduation ceremony, the obviously "light in the loafers" priest-president told us parents that the big accomplishments of the past 4 years were increasing affirmative action and being more open to homosexuality.

As I mentioned on another thread,

we're now home-schooling and I'm working on getting these two back into the life of faith, but it's going to be a lot of work to make up for the huge mistake of sending them to a Jesuit school.

23 posted on 12/04/2002 12:37:45 PM PST by Maximilian
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To: Maximilian
It's always difficult to know what Catholic schools are solid and which are not. I have two girls in grammar school and we decided to send them to a generic Christian school. (We also go to church every Sunday and they attend Catechism weekly). The main reason was that so many Catholic schools stick in environmental propaganda and social liberalism, and then ignore moral conservatism which coincides with Catholic moral theology.

I keep on top of the school -- of which about 25% of the children are Catholic because there is no nearby Catholic school -- to make sure that no teacher is anti-Catholic (or at least teaching it) and I also make sure that my girls have a solid understanding of the Catholic faith so that if something comes up, they will come to me with questions.

Anyway, the primary reason we sent them to this school was because it was conservative. We didn't have to worry about environmental propaganda or social liberalism or anything else. They teach a solid moral foundation. While their bible is missing seven books (and parts of two others!), my girls are getting a solid background in Scripture ... something many Catholic schools don't even do!

I don't know what I'm going to do for high school. I'm hesitant about keeping them at the generic Christian school because high school is the time all their friends will be "accepting Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior", yada yada, and I don't want them to get sucked into that, but we have four Catholic high schools in the area: two all girls, one co-ed (but in a bad area) and one Jesuit (we have a younger son as well). Maybe we'll move and I'll have more choices ... I don't know.

Until then ...

24 posted on 12/04/2002 1:04:15 PM PST by Gophack
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