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Catholic group urges COVID-weary parents to run away from public schools

A prominent Catholic watchdog group is urging parents tired of COVID-19 to run away from public schools that incite their children to anti-religious ideologies and refuse to allow them to learn in private.

The Cardinal Newman Society said Wednesday that the ongoing epidemic bans have exposed the harmful ideological flow of public schools from kindergarten to college, exposing teachers who refuse to teach in private and with Catholic values. Demonstrate hostility.

Combined with the growing popularity of public school alternatives, the group said it was the ideal time for parents to leave.

Patrick Riley, president of the Newman Society, said: “Catholics in particular have every reason to drop out of public schools, and this is becoming easier with less expensive home schooling, public schools and school selection programs. Is.” “In addition, many Peruvian schools are reviving the formation of more loyal, liberal arts after 50 years of trying to imitate public education and discourage loyal Catholics.”

Catholic scholars Mary Rice Haasan and Theresa Fernan, co-authors of “Get Out Now: Why You Should Get Your Child Out of Public School Before It’s Too Late,” claim in a current edition of Newman’s Fall Magazine: Public school curricula and programs look at man through the lens of atheism and materialism, often distorted by gender ideologies.

Her article recalls the story of Laura Morris, a fifth-grade public school teacher in Loudoun County, Virginia, who quit her job in August after telling the school board to modernize transgender policies and racial equality training. There are political ideologies that don’t matter, as a believer in Christ.

On Wednesday, Ms. Haasan and Ms. Fernan said the same issues have gradually made it unbearable for many Catholic parents to maintain contact with public schools, threatening them with embarrassing danger if they choose their own gender. Do not refer to children by conscience. Regardless of biological sex

Ms. Fernan is a moral philosopher who has taught at several Catholic universities and seminaries, and has served as an advisor to American Catholic bishops on family issues. “It is increasingly difficult for Catholic children to attend public school days,” he said.

“When a teacher asks a child to call a boy a girl, it undermines the basic tenets of Christian teaching, which is why the book is born,” he said. “Also, asking a Catholic girl to change her clothes in the presence of a biological man violates Christian teachings.”

Ms. Haasan, a lawyer and fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, said many Catholic families feel powerless to talk about gender issues because of threats from the Biden administration to treat them as “domestic terrorists.” Also, if they object strongly to public school board meetings

Last week, Attorney General Merck Garland said he would “investigate the alarming increase in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers and staff.”

“This is an old-fashioned threat, wrapped in 2021 political maneuvers, to stop parents from speaking out,” Ms. Haasan said. “Local law enforcement can handle issues at school board meetings, but this is an attempt by the National School Boards Association to force the federal government to silence or intimidate parents so that they do not appear.”

He added that while parents should be treated with respect in meetings, they also have the right to be listened to.

“I think public school parents are right that they are not being listened to and that their natural parental authority is being protected by law,” Ms Hassan said.

Although cost remains a barrier for many Catholic families seeking alternatives to public schooling, both women said that in recent years many parish home schooling associations and small, independent Catholic schools have sprung up, leading to schools. The need for vouchers has become more urgent.

“Educational options for Catholics have never been better before,” said Ms Fernan, whose 10 children attend Pittsburgh Catholic schools. “But Catholics and all Christians need to move forward. Making Catholic education more affordable for families is an important investment and a communal responsibility, so that no child will ever refuse.”

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