Bishop McManus and the Two Flags


The Nativity School of Worcester, a Jesuit-run institution, has been displaying a Black Lives Matter flag as well as a gay pride rainbow flag outside its building for more than a year. This situation recently came to the attention of the Bishop of Worcester, Robert McManus, who has called on the school administrators to remove the flags. He is rightly concerned about the messages these flags frequently convey, which are contrary to the Catholic faith.
The Bishop said, for example, that the Black Lives Matter flag,“has at times been co-opted by some factions which also instill broad-brush distrust of police and those entrusted with enforcing our laws.” Regarding the gay pride rainbow flag, the Bishop stated that, “while we teach that everyone is created in the image and likeness of God, gay pride flags are often used to stand in contrast to consistent Catholic teaching that sacramental marriage is between a man and a woman.”
God bless Bishop McManus for his courage in speaking out, and for his desire to see young people formed in the fullness of God’s revealed truth. Hopefully, the administrators of the Nativity School in Worcester will someday have the same desire.


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