“Two gay students who attend an all-boys Catholic school will be allowed to attend a school dance as a couple. That’s the word from the President of McQuaid Jesuit High School in Brighton.”
I am so confused by this and was wondering what others thought.
On one hand Father Salmon says that his decision was born of compassion. He references our Holy Father, Pope Francis, the USCCB, The Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith. He says he is not contradicting the Church teaching by the decision. But he uses wording like “horizon of hope” and “misunderstanding of Church teaching”. I can’t shake feeling like this decision is promoting the lifestyle and sending the message that the Church (with all of his references and word choices) agrees,
So where is the line between compassion for the persons and condoning the lifestyle? Did this decision cross that line or was is an appropriate response in compassion?