(Catholic World News) Some parents and students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools are outraged after a Nashville Dominican nun who holds a doctorate in theology criticized homosexuality in a presentation to students, according to the Charlotte Observer.
“We the students of Charlotte Catholic High School would like to issue a
formal complaint regarding Sr. Jane Dominic [Laurel]’s speech,”
according to an online petition. “We believe that same sex couples have
the ability to raise happy, well-adjusted and successful children … We
believe that homosexual couples are capable of monogamy. As rational
people, we know that most homosexual people lead healthy, normal and
productive lives like their heterosexual counterparts.”
An alternate petition states that “we the students of Charlotte Catholic
High School, acting on our Catholic beliefs, are declaring a formal
objection towards all those who do not accept Sister Jane Dominic's
lecture … We are outraged that the topics talked about are being debated
within a community where the shared faith teaches us what truly is holy
and that anyone would stand up against a nun, who has given her life
for the Lord, and blatantly deny God’s teachings.”
Bishop Peter Jugis will attend a meeting with parents and students on April 2.