Education

 

Fr. Matthew Kauth

My good friend Fr. Kauth from Charlotte NC is embroiled in a huge fracas because of teaching JPII’s Theology of the Body in a Catholic High School. He is the chaplain at the high school. He invited a Dominican Sister to give a speech. She has a doctorate in theology. In the course of her speech she criticized homosexuality and the sky began to fall.

Below is an article in on CatholicCulture.org. I hope it gets national attention and authentic Catholics rise up to support Fr. Kauth and Sr. Jane Dominic. 

Some parents and students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools are outraged after a Nashville Dominican nun who holds a doctorate in theology criticized homosexuality in a presentation to students, according to the Charlotte Observer.

“We the students of Charlotte Catholic High School would like to issue a formal complaint regarding Sr. Jane Dominic [Laurel]’s speech,” according to an online petition. “We believe  ame sex couples have the ability to raise happy, well-adjusted and successful children … We believe that homosexual couples are capable of monogamy. As rational people, we know that most homosexual people lead healthy, normal and productive lives like their heterosexual counterparts.”

Sr. Jane Dominic PhD

An alternate petition states that “we the students of Charlotte Catholic High School, acting on our Catholic beliefs, are declaring a formal objection towards all those who do not accept Sister Jane Dominic’s lecture … We are outraged that the topics talked about are being debated within a community where the shared faith teaches us what truly is holy and that anyone would stand up against a nun, who has given her life for the Lord, and blatantly deny God’s teachings.”

Bishop Peter Jugis will attend a meeting with parents and students on April 2.

A friend who knows Fr. Kauth well wrote: “I’m hoping that this ‘lancing of the sore’ as Fr. Winslow  said, will bring healing and true Catholic teaching back into the classrooms of our Catholic schools.  I think that this may be the beginning of that and it’s taking place here in Charlotte.  I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up on the national news. Please pray to help bring healing.”

Favorite TV shows that promote gays in a very favorable light

Steve here: I am not surprised by this. Homosexuality will become the hot button that will bring much persecution to Christians who dare to speak the truth about homosexuality and the gay agenda. TV, the media and news have been actively promoting the gay lifestyle for a decade or more and the ugly fruit is now falling from the tree.

In a few years it won’t be petitions that are passed around; rather, the good Sister will be arrested and imprisoned for “hate speech.” The problem is that too many Catholics are not primarily Catholic – but are living as indoctrinated by the secular society.

GK Chesterton wrote, “Catholicism is the only thing that saves a man from the degrading slavery of being a child of his time.

Boy if that isn’t the truth today. I am glad I’m a Catholic. I refuse to be seduced by the world or the fads that others chase. God bless us all – especially our heroic priests and sisters and deacons and all lay people who speak fearlessly for the truth. Pray for Fr. Kauth and Sister Jane Dominic – and our Church and families.

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Pope Francis’ Homily to Close the Year of Faith

by Steve Ray on November 24, 2013

This Year of Faith was a great year and inspired many to take their faith seriously. I admire Pope Benedict for instituting the Year of Faith and Pope Francis for closing it out with class.

What was the Year of Faith? It is very simple: 1) Learn you faith; 2) Live your faith; 3) Share your faith! It is as simple as that.

Here is Pope Francis’ homily closing out the Year of Faith.

By the way, did you take advantage of the Year of Faith? If not, it is not too late. Get to know the Catholic Truth, learn why we believe what we believe, live it to the fullest and share it with everyone you know.

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Mark Blumley’s Article on Catholic Education

by Steve Ray on September 13, 2013

Mark Brumley is President of Ignatius Press and a friend. He writes:

Below is the link to an article I wrote recently for the National Catholic Register on Catholic education.  It’s a condensation of a longer presentation I gave recently to the faculty and administration of Kolbe Academy-Trinity Prep in Napa, California. The points I raise in the article are, I am sure, blindingly obvious to you. Unfortunately, for many people they are not obvious. Indeed, some Catholics would insist they are not true.

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/what-makes-catholic-education-catholic/

In any case, I hope you don’t mind my sending this, even at the risk of tooting my own horn. As a former Catholic school teacher, I think this is a crucial topic, given that so many institutional resources of the Church are tied up with Catholic schools.

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Who Owns Your Kids? The State, right? This MSNBC Commentator Thinks So!

April 9, 2013

Why should we be shocked? It is only a matter of time until her opinion becomes predominant in our country. Just look at Europe who is ten years ahead of us. Catholics beware! Homeschoolers, watch out! Even now the Federal Government is saying that homeschooling is not a right in their attempt to send a [...]

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Give the Gift of Renewed Faith

November 22, 2012

  We don’t like the big focus on a consumeristic Christmas either, but we do want more people to share the truth of the Catholic Church with their family and friends…so we are discounting our most popular CDs & DVDs from now until December 10 at www.SteveRaysStore.com. Enjoy!   $10 off my 6 most Popular [...]

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Religious Liberty Threatened…will you stand with us?

June 15, 2012

I hope you are aware of the battle going on right here within the borders of our United States. As my own pastor Fr. Ed Fride recently said, “When they took God out of our schools and we did nothing. Next they took God out of our government, and we still did nothing. Now they [...]

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Catholic Courses

November 29, 2011

I have been using the Teaching Company and their Great Courses for several years now. Most of them are very good. But when it comes to the Christian Faith and the Catholic Church I dare you to find one that is truly Christian or Catholic. Now they have a competitor: Catholic Courses. Joseph Pearce is [...]

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Two New Talks by Steve Ray

October 11, 2011

Two of Steve’s new talks. Both are on audio CD or available as MP3 files to download to computers or iPods and more. Stay tuned for another new talk coming soon: Jesus, the Ultimate Male Role Model. Steve Talks Straight to Teens I was asked to speak for an hour to a group of 800 [...]

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Steve’s New Talk Available: “Steve Talks Straight to Teens”

October 2, 2011

There they were — 800 teenagers in the bleachers at Notre Dame High School in Peoria Illinois. The assignment: Speak to these students for one hour – inspire them – challenge them – teach them the Faith – keep them interested. This audio CD (or MP3 if you prefer) is the result. I had a [...]

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Waiting for Superman

July 23, 2011

Just watched the recent documentary entitled Waiting for Superman which critiques the public schools and teachers’ unions in America. It is a sad and devastating story. Every parent should see this movie and act accordingly. Makes me glad we home-schooled our kids. You can see the info on the movie and the trailer by clicking [...]

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Passover Lamb: A True Story

April 18, 2011

Contributed by Jesse Ray 4-18-2011 I arrived on the scene with my gun and stoically loaded in some self-defense rounds (although I was clearly not in danger). I did not lavish the idea of slaughtering a lamb, but my friend and new-farmer, Pat, called and sheepishly asked for some help. I guess he thought I [...]

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Free Holy Heroes CD

December 1, 2010

From my friend, and founder of Catholic Scripture Study, Gail Buckley: My friends Kerri and Ken Davison, are making a great offer that I want to pass on to you, especially those of you who have children or grandchildren or friends with children or grandchildren :)  They are offering a FREE CD on their Holy [...]

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Sick of Sloppy RCIA Materials?

November 13, 2010

The 60′s are over! All the watershed they left behind should be thrown away. You don’t have to have sloppy, watered-down, fuzzy, quasi-Catholic RCIA material any more. The Association for Catechumenal Ministry has the best RCIA material around! And they’ve just launched a new blog at http://rciablog.com titled, “The Blog That’s All About RCIA,” this [...]

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“Christian” School Textbooks

October 13, 2010

There are many Catholics who send their kids to “Christian” (READ: Protestant) schools. This is of course their right, but not all of them know what their children are being taught. Here are a few pages from a textbook we used for our kids before we became Catholic. This is typical of “Christian” school textbooks. [...]

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Breaking News: Dr. Ken Howell Reinstated

July 30, 2010

Thank you for your support. To read the story, visit the SaveDrKen Facebook page here. University of Illinois offers to reinstate Catholic professor fired for his views The University of Illinois has offered to reinstate a Catholic faculty member who was dismissed after he explained Church teachings on homosexuality. . . .

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Defending Good Seminary Professors

July 29, 2010

Someone challenged the qualifications of a few professors I know and it seems Canon Lawyer (another friend) took a bit of justified umbrage. The two professors I know are Ralph Martin and Janet Smith who teach at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Other names mentioned are Christopher West (Theology of the Body) and George [...]

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