Full transcript of the audio of the May 9th priests meeting. With highlighted sections for quick reading.

Here is a full transcript of the audio we posted from the May 9th meeting where the chancery staff presented their 17 page revolutionary document to the priests of the Jefferson City Diocese.     Audio Transcript PDF

It’s a fairly quick read and you should first zip through and read the highlighted sentences.  They contradict what Fr. Joe Corel and the rest of the staff have since been telling the public and the priests.  If you have heard from your priest that Fr. Corel told him that they would make conditions so that enrollment of a transgender student or a student from an unnatural family would almost never happen, then please read these excerpts below.  It depends on who Fr. Corel is talking to and when, it depends on whether you are clergy on the one hand or just a parent or lay person on the other hand.

“We hope that you will know that in conjunction with Pope Francis trying to have us be inclusive, with our bishop encouraging us to be inclusive, that whenever possible we like to enroll children that have this situation because we feel like it’s a good way for evangelization, for including them in the Church. However, no is
also an option.”

” So consider the scenario and the communities who will be impacted. In a minute we will talk a little bit more about communities who will be impacted. When you enroll a student in your school, it’s not just that student that’s impacted. That student’s family is impacted. All the students in the class that that student will be enrolled in are impacted, and the student’s family is impacted and because our parishes support our schools as ministries, every member of your parish could possibly be impacted by
this decision. So it’s important for you to consider all of those folks. Then the determination would be, is this parish school a welcoming environment at this time, where this child will be and feel safe and secure  and know that they are loved, and is it in the best interest of this child to enroll them at this time in your school?”

And yet:

“If you enroll that child then the next steps will be to identify appropriate communities that have a need to know or a right to know about this agreement. Who needs to know this child is gay? Who needs to know that this is a transgender student? And we’re going to talk about how that works. We’re going to talk about what are those communities.”

They’ll condescend to consider everyone in the parish but weren’t planning to inform them.  This is a clerical arrogance that should have died in 2002.  It’s quite the opposite of what they think, the parents need to know what these people are up to.  At a later date we will show you statistics that reveal how they have lead the decline of the Diocese and failed to earn the right to conceal information about anything they do.  For starters, having just lost 3 seminarians, this Diocese now has 3 seminarians.   That’s in every grade of college and Theology.  Fr. Joe Corel was, from 2006 until recently, the Vocations Director for the Diocese.  For a comparison the mostly rural, blue collar Diocese of Wichita Kansas ordained 10 men this year and will ordain 10 next year.

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