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Archdiocese defends enrollment guidelines for Catholic schools

.- On Friday, the Archdiocese of Denver defended its decision to not readmit a local same-sex couple's child into a Catholic school, saying, “Parents living in open discord with Catholic teaching in areas of faith and morals unfortunately choose by their actions to disqualify their children from enrollment.”

Local channel 9NEWS reported that the Sacred Heart Church in Boulder, Colorado recently held a meeting to discuss the situation of a preschool student whose parents are two women. School staff members were told Tuesday that the child would not be allowed to re-enroll. According to the station, certain anonymous staff members reacted negatively and were “disgusted” by the archdiocese's decision. 

The Denver Archdiocese responded to the situation in a statement Friday, explaining that a “principal reason parents place their children in Archdiocese of Denver Schools is to reinforce the Catholic beliefs and values that the family seeks to live at home.”

“To preserve the mission of our schools, and to respect the faith of wider Catholic community, we expect all families who enroll students to live in accord with Catholic teaching,” the statement asserted. 

“Our admission policy states clearly, 'No person shall be admitted as a student in any Catholic school unless that person and his/her parent(s) subscribe to the school’s philosophy and agree to abide by the educational policies and regulations of the school and Archdiocese.'”

“To allow children in these circumstances to continue in our school would be a cause of confusion for the student in that what they are being taught in school conflicts with what they experience in the home.”

The archdiocesan statement concluded by saying, “We communicated the policy to the couple at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School as soon as we realized the situation. We discussed the reasons with them and have sought to respond in a way that does not abruptly displace the student but at the same time respects the integrity of the Catholic school’s philosophy.”


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