St. Louis archbishop says: “No cookies for you!” (Read to the end, though.)

samoas (1)(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?

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10 responses to “St. Louis archbishop says: “No cookies for you!” (Read to the end, though.)

  1. “…Is Girl Scouts concerned with the total well-being of our young women?”
    Is the Catholic Church concerned with the total well-being of our young women and our young men? Doesn’t total well-being include the importance of education and the right to be informed? I’m planning to buy extra GS cookies this year. Maybe I’ll send them to the Archbishop.

    • I’m with Willa, though I can’t say that I’ll share the cookies with any one. I’m that brand of hateful.

      • Those cookies are too good to share with the likes of Carlson.
        But it would be cool to send Bergoglio a bunch…now that we know he’s a Socialist.
        From each according to their ability…. and all that. I don’t think they get ThinMints™ or those lemon thingies…soooo good…at the Vatican.
        But no cookies for Ratzinger!

  2. What “troubling pattern of behavior”, I wonder?

  3. As a proud Girl Scout (well a retired one!) I’ll be scarfing down Samoas and Thin Mints in defiance of Cardinal Carson! 🍪🍪🍪

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