"We were taught just to accept people, that was just a given. I don't ever remember being told at Convent of the Sacred Heart that gay was wrong. They never even told us there was anything wrong with abortion. They were just choices. That's why it was weird when I'd go to these [evangelical Protestant] places and...people would say, 'It's in the Bible.' And they fall back on the Bible for everything."
If Alexandra Pelosi is telling the truth about, or recalling accurately, what she was taught, then her teachers at "progressive Catholic schools" failed in their duty as Catholic teachers.
Is this just Ole Q's opinion? No, it is what our U.S. bishops say in their 1998 document, Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics. Listen:
"30. Priests, religious, catechists, Catholic school teachers, family life ministers and theologians all share, each in their appropriate way, in the Church's task of forming the Catholic faithful in a reverence for the sanctity of life. We call them to a renewed commitment to that task. In their words and example, they should witness loyally and joyfully to the truth that every human life, at every stage of development, is a gift from God."
Now, if our U.S. bishops, including Cardinal Mahony, would just start enforcing their words, we might actually get somewhere in turning American Catholics into pro-life baby-savers.