Christ’s death, in Italy and Illinois
It comes as no surprise that the European Union’s European Court of Human Rights has ruled that crucifixes in Italian schools violate student rights and must be removed. TheItalian government will appeal, however, and that at least is a breath of fresh air. When a sign of God’s love for all humanity, a sign that has played an integral role in the formation of European civilization, is interpreted as an infringement of personal liberty, the interpreter may be assumed to be fleeing not only from God but from himself. Christ dying for sins he did not commit: What line does that cross?
Similarly, it was bound to happen (and I feel sure that it has happened before in other religious communities) that a nun should serve as an escort into an abortion facility. If this were effectively impossible, it is unlikely that there would be an Apostolic Visitation of women religious in progress in the United States. So when Dominican Sister Donna Quinn served as a volunteer escort for an Illinois abortion clinic, it may have been one of those shocking things that did not really surprise veteran observers of the American Church. But a funny thing happened on the way to a fashionable new age: Sister Quinn’s superiors in the Dominican Congregation of Sinsinawa said they won’t tolerate support of abortion by one of their members.
Chirst’s dying for sins he did not commit? It doesn’t cross a line, but it does draw one, for those who take it seriously.
Violated rights now first do you think a grade 2 student went to the principal to complain that his or her rights were violated? No some liberal bleeding heart parent who has nothing better to do then complain instead of least teaching the child what this is and symbolizes and even if not reinforcing but eventually allowing the child to grow with this knowledge and form their own decision later in life. Should the parent and the school not be more worried about the quality of education they should be receiving and providing than a crucifix? Stuff like this just boggles my mind.
I guess I am not having my rights violated when this child grows up and wears his pants down below his butt, spits on the sidewalk and all over and probably attacks me for kicks, destroys public property for fun and then probably does not finish school because the teacher and his parents were not pushing him or her as to not upset there mental balance and were not interested in education and discipline. Then they become a burden for the working folk of the world. No but his or her rights are violated by one of the most powerful symbols in the world. I guess I am missing it. I look around and see these kids makes me shake my head but I guess the seeds you palnt you have to also accept the harvest!
Violated rights? Yes mine and yours when the Catholic Church comes under attack!