Dueling Petitions in Kansas City Archdiocese Over Child with Gay Parents

The Deacon's Bench | 3/15/2019 | Staff
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While we all know that the Catholic Church is not a democracy, that hasn’t stopped concerned Catholics from trying to sway the opinion of its leaders with petitions.

The latest example comes from the Archdiocese of Kansas City, which made headlines recently when a Catholic school declined to admit a child of a same-sex couple.

Petition - Protest

First, there was a petition of protest:

The first petition was addressed to Archbishop Joseph Naumann and school Superintendent Kathy O’Hara. It read, “Respectfully, we believe that the decision to deny a child of God access to such a wonderful community and education, based on the notion that his or her parent’s union is not in accordance with the Church’s teaching in Sacramental marriage, lacks the compassion and mercy of Christ’s message.”

Signatures

It has received about 1,800 signatures.

Now, a second petition has garnered even more:

Petition - Signatures - Support - Archdiocese - Kansas

A petition with more than 7,000 signatures urges support for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas on its decision to deny enrollment to the child of a gay couple at...
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