A couple of quick points:
If you in any way feel that the parents concerned about this radical Diocesan process need to simply dialogue with Bishop Gaydos to make things better then please understand that many people have tried to do just that with no success. Many more have tried to dialogue with his staff, who wrote the process, and some of those people have succeeded. The response is always the same, they repeat the talking points and dissembling language. Therefor, if you feel dialogue is the answer, we invite you to attempt it and see how reasonable the response is and how well they acknowledge your concerns. Good luck to you, you are dealing with a mix of pride and raw power.
In various letters and emails the creators of this process have sought to assure concerned parents that it is not a policy and yet at the same time that they would never permit a boy identifying as a girl to use the girls bathroom. The language is clouded by mixing the words gender and sex so that one can’t even be sure they are affirming anything or understand exactly what they are saying. Nevertheless such a statement implies a policy about bathroom use which makes us really curious as to why this hasn’t been stated publicly and clearly via the Diocesan media channels. That’s not to say that they have publicly or clearly stated anything else about this process either.
Parents should demand that this radical process be halted and clarified with a clear Diocesan policy before the Bishop uses distraction and dissembling language long enough to get the camels nose under the tent. But, if having Catholic Schools that are identical to public schools is what you wish, then enjoy the process because it won’t take long and you won’t notice the pain until it’s too late.