"In his written statement Tuesday, Chaput said the parents of Catholic school students are expected to agree with church beliefs, including those forbidding sex between anyone other than married, heterosexual couples."
"Church beliefs"? Let's assume Archbishop Chaput is talking about the magisterium's *moral* beliefs.
"Catholic school students"? Let's assume that non-Catholic students too will be excluded if they are living with a parent who is a member of a same-sex couple.
Again,does anyone know whether Archbishop Chaput intends to exclude children living with a parent who practices contraception (or at least is willing to admit to it on an application)? Children living with a parent who is divorced and remarried? And so on. Or just children living with a parent who is a member of a same-sex couple? What's the archbishop's criterion?Does anyone know whether there is another bishop in the country--or outside it--who has adopted, or is inclined to adopt, this policy?
Oddly, Professor Perry did not open the combox. Why, then, does he ask questions?
I'm only a recent returnee to the Catholic Church. So, I have not yet mastered the fine distinctions that Professor Perry alludes to in his blog entry. I am a simple believer, not accustomed to ascending the cerebral heights at which luminaries like Professor Perry have occupied for decades.