Duplicitous: deceptive in words or action. The idea of doubleness is at the core of duplicity. Duplicity comes from a Latin word meaning “double” or “twofold,” and its original meaning in English has to do with a kind of deception in which you intentionally hide your true feelings or intentions behind false words or actions. If you are being duplicitous there are two yous: the one you’re showing and the one you’re hiding. And—key to the idea of duplicity—you’re hiding that you in order to make people believe something that’s not true. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duplicitous
This five minute video is a compilation of John DeLaporte using the word dialogue at various times while explaining, along with Fr. Joe Corel and Sr. Youngs, at the priest’s meeting how they won’t dialogue with parents who don’t have a right to know about their agenda. Read Bishop Gaydos’ letter, there is no dialogue and they plan to have no dialogue. They are also fond of telling people in private letters and emails that it’s unlikely that any of these transgender students would be admitted to a Diocesan school, yet in the video in cuts from the priest’s meeting they seem to assume that it will happen. All of their statements and actions make sense if you assume that they have an agenda, that they want to admit these students, and that they are only frustrated because they want the parents to think otherwise and the parents are refusing to do so. It really looks as though they are surprised that the locals could figure this out, all of the large and complicated words. From the Bishop on down these people can’t stop using the phrases “Blue collar” and “Mostly rural Diocese.” Note that the University of Missouri-Columbia (the largest University in the state) and the State Capital are both in the Diocese, within 30 miles of the Cathedral. Chancery staff trip over themselves with self congratulation while trying to convince the world that their mostly rural parishioners won’t understand what they are trying to do. Pay no attention to the country bumpkins with pitchforks and torches, they don’t have a need to know anyway. Let them eat cake.
Since 2002 the people have been given many reasons not to blindly trust their kids to the promises of Chancery leaders and clerics. So far we have refrained from citing court cases and other sordid documents but we are adamant that especially since 2002 these leaders owe the parents actual dialogue and a clear policy based on Church teaching. Or just clear language and good English in general. This is a bad time for anyone to take Church leadership at face value when they use duplicitous, evasive, and circumlocutious language.