(RNS) Vatican Blasts New York’s Sex Ed Program

The Vatican took a swipe at new sex education classes in New York City schools on Wednesday (Aug. 31), saying teaching middle school students how to use a condom is “useless, and even harmful.”

The front-page editorial of the Vatican’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, criticized all mandatory sex ed classes in public schools but was aimed particularly at New York’s new program, which has been opposed heavily by Archbishop Timothy Dolan.

Read it all.


Posted in * Culture-Watch, * Religion News & Commentary, Education, Other Churches, Pope Benedict XVI, Religion & Culture, Roman Catholic, Sexuality

One comment on “(RNS) Vatican Blasts New York’s Sex Ed Program

  1. deaconjohn25 says:

    As a retired public high school teacher I know what a poor job our educational system does in teaching the traditional “reading, and writing, and arithmetic.”
    Thus, I am certain there will be far more children harmed than helped by a government sex education program of any kind.
    Besides, when did it even become the business of the state to indoctrinate children into its sexual (im)morality???