Massachusetts school can no longer be called Catholic after flying Black Lives Matter and pride flags

By: | June 17, 2022

A bishop in Worcester, Massachusetts, has said an area middle school can no longer call itself Catholic because it flew pride and Black Lives Matter flags on its campus after being told to take them down. In a decree, Bishop Robert J. McManus said the Nativity School is supporting movements that are “inconsistent with Catholic teaching.”

McManus wrote that “the ‘Gay Pride’ flag represents support of gay marriage and actively living a LGBTQ+ lifestyle.”

As for the Black Lives Matter flag, he said that while the church “stands unequivocally behind the phrase ‘black lives matter’ and strongly affirms that all lives matter,” the BLM movement “co-opted the phrase and promotes a platform that directly contradicts Catholic social teaching on the importance and role of the nuclear family and seeks to disrupt the family structure in clear opposition to the teachings of the Catholic Church.”

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