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Catholic Schools and Homosexuality

Catholic Schools and Homosexuality On September 6th, the Wanderer reported Zogby International in a survey of 1,003 high school students found that 80% of Catholic seniors believe homosexuals should have the right to marry while only two-thirds of the total of all demographic high school senior groups in the survey claimed gay marriages should be legal. In recent polls only "about one-third of adults" said gay marriages should be legal. Continued Dennis Gilbert of Hamilton College, in Clinton, N.Y., who did the survey, said that “large majorities of seniors take pro-gay positions on relevant gay issues. And virtually every definable demographic group took these positions,“ apart from evangelical or “born-again” Christians, said the Wanderer. According to Father X- a priest in the San Jose Diocese who must remain anonymous- the diocese document "Pastoral Guidelines for Ministry to Homosexuals in the Diocese of San Jose "contributes to the ethical confusion on homose

Maxims of St. Teresa of Avila

The spiritual maxims of the Holy Mother St. Teresa, for her nuns: 1. Untilled ground, however rich, will bring forth thistles and thorns; so also, the mind of man. 2. Speak well of all that is spiritual, such as religious, priests, and hermits. 3. Let thy words be few when in the midst of many. 4. Be modest in all thy words and works. 5. Never be obstinate, especially in things of no moment. 6. In speaking to others be always calm and cheerful. 7. Never make a jest of anything. 8. Never rebuke any one but with discretion, and humility, and self-abasement. 9. Bend thyself to the temper of whomever is speaking to thee: be merry with the mirthful, sorrowful with the sad: in a word, make thyself all things to all, to gain all. 10. Never say anything thou hast not well considered and earnestly commended to our Lord, that nothing may be spoken which shall be displeasing unto Him. 11. Never defend thyself unless there be very good reasons for it. 12. Never mention anything concerning thyself