(I stole both that headline and the link from Leftover, so thank you, Leftover.)
St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson has suggested that parishes within the sound of his voice reconsider their relationships with the venerable girls’ organization. Says the archbishop in a letter on Feb. 18:
“Girl Scouts is exhibiting a troubling pattern of behavior and it is clear to me that as they move in the ways of the world it is becoming increasingly incompatible with our Catholic values. We must stop and ask ourselves — is Girl Scouts concerned with the total well-being of our young women?”
Here is both the Girl Scout Promise, and the Girl Scout Law, which obviously runs counter to Catholic teaching. As always with these kinds of situations, let’s all double our Girl Scout cookie orders this year. Because (and again, thank you, Leftover), here is a little more about Archbishop Carlson’s background. And here’s a bit more about one of his colleagues, from another venerable organization, SNAP — Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. Remind me what those Roman Catholic values are, again?