The powerful contrast between the Christian view and secular view of the human person is another reason to support Catholic education. As we have watched the debate about House Bill 1032 recently we are reminded of the beautiful gift we have in our Catholic school at Saints Peter and Paul Parish. House Bill 1032 proposed mandatory sex education for pub- lic and charter schools in the State of Colorado. The errors of the bill include the promotion of abortion as an option equal to life and the teaching that gender is fluid. The Church must always teach the optimum and perfect view of the human person, even when living what is optimum and perfect is difficult. The scriptural teaching that God created us as male and female forms our foundation of gender identity and the complementarity of the sexes.
Recently Archbishop Aquila wrote that Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Denver “provide a haven amidst our morally confused culture, educate the whole person and assist parents in forming their children in an authentically Catholic worldview.” (Prot. N. 2019-0045 A) Our Catholic school at Saints Peter and Paul’s has united with all our Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Denver to reaffirm the Christian view of the human person. Every human person is engendered by God’s creative plan. That identity of the human person is dignified and loved without condition. That dignity can only be preserved in its grandeur in right relation to our Creator. The beautiful teaching on the engendered dignity of the human person is yet another reason to support Catholic education at Saints Peter and Paul Parish.