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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

See update at bottom--Diocese Caved...Diocese comes out against gay scholarship decision at school--good thing

I am very proud of one of my old dioceses at the moment. A crucial decision regarding the awarding of a scholarship which promotes the gay agenda has been clarified by the chancery office in Davenport, Iowa. This is what more Catholic dioceses need to go, stand up for the real teachings of the Church. The reactions of the people in this article show the lack of good catechesis and the fact that so many Catholics are not really Catholics, but as Fulton J. Sheen said.."What does one call an ignorant Catholic? A Protestant." In fairness to some of my Protestant brethren, some are also aware that a active gay and a supporter of the gay lifestyle is not a practicing Catholic, or a Gospel Christian.

Thanks to Wiki
Here is the link to the article. The newspaper, with which I am familiar, as my parents have received it daily my entire life, is openly in support of the LGTB agenda and supports the local annual parade and fair in the Quad-City area.

Update:http://qctimes.com/news/local/education/school-refuses-scholarship-presentation-to-gay-student/article_851319d0-9861-11e1-84f5-0019bb2963f4.html

Update:Response from the Diocese of Davenport regarding the Matthew Shepard Scholarship
The Diocese of Davenport congratulates Keaton Fuller on receiving the Matthew Shepard Scholarship. Keaton will be presented the award by a member of the school staff at the awards assembly along with background information concerning the award. 

The Diocese has a long standing policy regarding guest speakers. This policy was explained to Keaton’s parents at their meeting with Bishop Martin Amos last week. It states: "We cannot allow any one or any organization which promotes a position that is contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church to present at a diocesan institution." Bishop Amos also expressed his congratulations for Keaton’s reception of the award and recognized his hard work in achieving it.

We are glad that Keaton and his family chose to pursue his education at Prince of Peace Catholic High School in Clinton, IA. We hope that Keaton will benefit from the generous award and wish him well in his academic pursuits.
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The Eychaner Foundation administers the Matthew Shepard Scholarship. Rich Eychaner told The Catholic Messenger that the foundation supports equality in marriage for any two people committed to monogamy. This position is contrary to Catholic teaching that defines marriage as the sacramental union between a man and a woman.

The Diocese of Davenport is strongly committed to tolerance and respectful behavior toward all people. The Diocese has taken a strong stance against the bullying and/or harassment of any student including on the basis of sexual orientation. The 2007 “Anti-Bullying/Harassment Policy” is available here.

While the diocese supports anti-bullying programs promoted by the Eychaner Foundation, the Foundation’s advocacy for same-sex marriage is contrary to Catholic teaching. 

Deacon David Montgomery
Director of Communication


Update on this--see Michael Voris, 

Full Blown Retreat

May 15th. I am ashamed of my old Diocese. Agreeing with sin is sin. Helping those lose their souls, or in this case, his soul, is sin. I apologize for Google Blogger Video App not working. I shall try later.

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