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Boston's Archdiocese Intervenes to Place Son of Lesbian Moms in Catholic School

Boston's Archdiocese Intervenes to Place Son of Lesbian Moms in Catholic School

The Archdiocese of Boston will help place the boy who was barred from St. Paul's Catholic school in Hingham because his parents are lesbians.

The Archdiocese of Boston will help place the boy who was barred from St. Paul's Catholic school in Hingham, Mass. because his parents are lesbians, the Boston Globe is reporting.

Earlier this week, the private elementary school revoked the acceptance of the child and notified the parents via conference call.  The school administrators initially agreed to admit the child, but after discovering the parents were in a same sex relationship, the parish priest and principal called the couple to notify them that the school was withdrawing its offer.

Mary Grassa O'Neill, Secretary for Education and Superintendent of Catholic schools, said in a statement that the archdiocese does not prohibit children of same-sex parents from attending Catholic schools, and that the archdiocese will "work in the coming weeks to develop a policy to eliminate any misunderstandings in the future."

O'Neill said that they will "welcome children based on their parent's understanding that the teachings of the Church are an important component of the curriculum and are part of the students' educational experience."

 

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