April 30 is the feast of St Catherine of Siena. The Chicago Archdiocese has a parish named in honor of her, St Catherine of Siena-St Lucy in west suburban Oak Park.
In a web search, we came across an April 21, 2020 article in the Chicago Tribune, “Fenwick High, St. Catherine-St. Lucy schools form partnership to share resources, facilities.” Excerpt:
The agreement was announced April 16, and calls for both schools to share a vision of more diversity, equity and inclusion for future students
I don’t know what that means. “Share a vision of…?” More diversity of what? Equity of what? Inclusion of whom?
Diversity of error? Equity of error? Inclusion of error? I have a feeling that’s what it means for these Catholic-in-name-only schools, where the Faith is but a thin veneer on a pricey private school.
Dominican-affiliated Fenwick High School posted about the pact on its blog, here. The word “Jesus” doesn’t appear once. But “diversity” appears three times.
It sounds like they’re trying to throw St Catherine’s school a lifeline while at the same time creating a feeder school for uber-expensive Fenwick while providing it PR cover for Woke Park.
This screenshot from St Catherine’s school website shows only 17 students graduating from eight grade this year.
On St Catherine of Siena-St Lucy’s parish webpage, we notice the FIVE PARAGRAPH parish mission statement, which includes,
St. Catherine-St. Lucy is known for its diversity and welcoming parishioners from different backgrounds, including different ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, and sexual orientations, among other characteristics.