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Jim Burroway

October 23rd, 2009

It’s not all bad. Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City Catholic will go forward with its production of Rent, after the school’s superintendent reviewed the play at the request of the Bishop:

Sister Catherine Kamphaus, superintendent of schools in the Salt Lake City diocese, said she read the script at the request of Bishop John Wester, and she watched a dress rehearsal Tuesday.

“There is absolutely nothing that would be offensive,” Kamphaus said Thursday. “It wasn’t condoning the gay and lesbian lifestyle.”

Rather, she said, the play shows friends forming a loving and caring community while facing AIDS and other challenges. …The superintendent praised Judge’s use of the play as a springboard to teach about the Roman Catholic Church’s compassion for outcasts, the sick and the hopeless.

A special school edition of Rent bcame available in the past year. The school edition removes one song, “Contact,” along with profane language.

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Lindoro Almaviva
October 23rd, 2009 | LINK

Funny, by this point, every high schooler already has seen the movie and the DVD version of the last set of performances. So, whose fragile sensitivities are we trying to protect here?

TerenceWeldon
October 23rd, 2009 | LINK

This is what Catholicism is all about, and what keeps me in the Church: sensitivity to outcasts and injustice, and the importance of fighting it. I grew up Catholic under apartheid South Africa, and learned my Catholicism as an activist for Justice % Peace.

It is sad that these days I have to turn my fundamental Catholic principles against the institutional church: but the fact is that the official position is not based on Scripture, true tradition, or “natural law” as they claim.

Research shows that ordinary Catholics do not share the Church view on homosexuality, or any other sexual matter.

This story shows that sense can prevail over the hotheads.

Burr
October 23rd, 2009 | LINK

Wonder what the Mormons think of this..

Lindoro Almaviva
October 23rd, 2009 | LINK

Burr:

Don’t worry, mormoms don’t thik we are Christian

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