Boston church to help find school for gays' son

8-year-old denied spot in one Catholic school due to lesbian parents, but church official says he can go to another


Jay Lindsay
May 14, 2010 1:49AM (UTC)

The head of education for the Archdiocese of Boston has offered to help find a Catholic school for a boy denied acceptance at another one because his parents are lesbians.

Superintendent of Schools Mary Grassa O'Neill says she made the offer after speaking with a parent of the 8-year-old boy on Thursday.

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The parent has remained anonymous to protect her son from publicity. She had no immediate comment.

The boy's acceptance into St. Paul Elementary School in Hingham (HING'-um) was rescinded Monday. The woman says a priest said her relationship was "in discord" with church teachings.

The Catholic Church believes only in marriage between a man and woman.

But O'Neill says archdiocesan schools don't bar children of same-sex parents. She says parents must understand church teachings are a key part of the school's curriculum.


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