Some of our commenters, who aren’t CF staff writers, have valid points of concern, news to share or even questions to ask. But usually their only way to raise such matters for the attention of the wider CF community is to append them to another post. This is not a criticism of those who have introduced additional information or concerns into other posts; rather this is an attempt to make it easier to raise valid matters and get deserved attention. What is sometimes called “hijacking a post” (I’ve used that expression myself, somewhat regretfully) I have come to see as a manifestation of genuine concerns for our attention. I see it now more as lighting a single candle as a witness, and much less like hijacking.
So here is a temporary experiment to air “issues of the moment” rather than disrupting other posts. To begin, I am moving a comment by Ron from the recent post on ending lay preaching. The subject is regarding Mercy High. It reminds me of the outpouring last year regarding two McQuaid boys dating each other for their prom — it received major commentary, and made the national press. Such news may get more attention than it would in the comments attached to an unrelated post. I’ve moved Ron’s comment below, to give it more room, if warranted, for further discussion. And I invite him to add more information, sources etc. SO– please comment on Ron’s news, or add other information, questions or comments in the combox.
If it works, maybe we can have a collective post like this each month for additional information and concerns from other commenters. Here is a link to the beautiful Torchlight Procession at Lourdes. Watching this video helped me to see how important it is to make room for all the candlelight.
Mercy High School has just announced it plans to name its soccer field after Abby Wambach – now out as a lesbian and “married” – and she will be there for the dedication August 8. Why would a Catholic high school honor a person who is clearly violating Church teachings? I don’t know if I’d want my daughters to go to a place that acts like that.
I know the Bishop doesn’t have control over the Catholic high schools, but I wonder how he feels about this?