By Allan Gillis
So, I opened The Pilot’s e-mailed list of today’s offering of pap, chopped cuttlefish and what should otherwise be considered merely compost material for next year’s garden. I see that Kathy Mears has posted an announcement that she’s proud of the “partnerships” that she’s created as the Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Boston. She lists a few organizations and individuals that “collaborate” with “educators” (I HATE those two words! When did “teachers” become “educators”? I don’t get it – code word for liberal teacher I suspect).
One organization caught my eye.
Many of our teachers have been able to participate in the “Facing History” program. The crux of Facing History is to work with teachers to guide their students through historical events and to think critically about them. As its website states, “By integrating the study of history, literature, and human behavior with ethical decision making and innovative teaching strategies, our program enables secondary school teachers to promote students’ historical understanding, critical thinking, and social-emotional learning. As students explore the complexities of history, and make connections to current events, they reflect on the choices they confront today and consider how they can make a difference.” Many of our schools use these methods to address antisemitism in our society and to make history more meaningful for students. Facing History partners with the archdiocese to offer the professional development that teachers need to fully and thoughtfully implement the program.[ sounds ominous!] They also assist our teachers in linking these historical events to Church teaching and doctrine, providing a Catholic approach to these important teaching moments.[ YEEEAAHH RIGHT!!!]
So, my curiosity leads me further down the path of discovery… she cites the website – so, I pop over there and see this:
“Facing History’s content and methods have been proven to significantly increase engagement, empathy, critical thinking skills, and civic responsibility among young people. Our approach is evidence-based: forty years of studies demonstrate how we impact students, teachers, and whole schools. With your help, we can reach even more young people, educators and schools across the globe.”
Now ask yourself a question. “Do kids today in Catholic school seem any better catechized than the kids were… say forty years ago?
Maybe with a glimpse at a “learning capsule” under the selection of courses “Justice and Human Rights” resources, we find…
Since the riots of Stonewall in 1969, The LBQT community has worked hard, fought, and experienced tragic defeats and exciting victories.
or how about this?
From the beginning of American history, homosexuality and love between people of the same sex have been part of the social and political landscape.
Catholic schools are infiltrated with teachers and administrators that hate the Church and despise Natural Law. I know. I have two grandchildren in a local Catholic school. My school does well…but then again, my grandkids are in elementary school. Perhaps too young (as of yet) to fill their little skulls with mush.
Is there a connection between the Halcyon Days of Vatican II and the complete destruction of moral values with the concomitant ascendancy of the Left politically and culturally? Is it a coincidence that churches have been shuttered and vocations have plummeted all while Catholic schools have been in bed with groups such as Facing History?
You are a shill Kathy Mears! a shill for the Leftist elites that run Boston College, that run the Archdiocese and that run the Chancery! Shame, Shame on YOU Cardinal Sean!
Bold emphasis my own