A Good Priest Friend in Deep Water Concerning Homosexuality after Teaching JPII’s “Theology of the Body”

by Steve Ray on March 31, 2014


Fr. Matthew Kauth

My good friend Fr. Kauth from Charlotte NC is embroiled in a huge fracas because of teaching JPII’s Theology of the Body in a Catholic High School. He is the chaplain at the high school. He invited a Dominican Sister to give a speech. She has a doctorate in theology. In the course of her speech she criticized homosexuality and the sky began to fall.

Below is an article in on CatholicCulture.org. I hope it gets national attention and authentic Catholics rise up to support Fr. Kauth and Sr. Jane Dominic. 

Some parents and students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools are outraged after a Nashville Dominican nun who holds a doctorate in theology criticized homosexuality in a presentation to students, according to the Charlotte Observer.

“We the students of Charlotte Catholic High School would like to issue a formal complaint regarding Sr. Jane Dominic [Laurel]’s speech,” according to an online petition. “We believe  ame sex couples have the ability to raise happy, well-adjusted and successful children … We believe that homosexual couples are capable of monogamy. As rational people, we know that most homosexual people lead healthy, normal and productive lives like their heterosexual counterparts.”

Sr. Jane Dominic PhD

An alternate petition states that “we the students of Charlotte Catholic High School, acting on our Catholic beliefs, are declaring a formal objection towards all those who do not accept Sister Jane Dominic’s lecture … We are outraged that the topics talked about are being debated within a community where the shared faith teaches us what truly is holy and that anyone would stand up against a nun, who has given her life for the Lord, and blatantly deny God’s teachings.”

Bishop Peter Jugis will attend a meeting with parents and students on April 2.

A friend who knows Fr. Kauth well wrote: “I’m hoping that this ‘lancing of the sore’ as Fr. Winslow  said, will bring healing and true Catholic teaching back into the classrooms of our Catholic schools.  I think that this may be the beginning of that and it’s taking place here in Charlotte.  I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up on the national news. Please pray to help bring healing.”

Favorite TV shows that promote gays in a very favorable light

Steve here: I am not surprised by this. Homosexuality will become the hot button that will bring much persecution to Christians who dare to speak the truth about homosexuality and the gay agenda. TV, the media and news have been actively promoting the gay lifestyle for a decade or more and the ugly fruit is now falling from the tree.

In a few years it won’t be petitions that are passed around; rather, the good Sister will be arrested and imprisoned for “hate speech.” The problem is that too many Catholics are not primarily Catholic – but are living as indoctrinated by the secular society.

GK Chesterton wrote, “Catholicism is the only thing that saves a man from the degrading slavery of being a child of his time.

Boy if that isn’t the truth today. I am glad I’m a Catholic. I refuse to be seduced by the world or the fads that others chase. God bless us all – especially our heroic priests and sisters and deacons and all lay people who speak fearlessly for the truth. Pray for Fr. Kauth and Sister Jane Dominic – and our Church and families.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Cheryl March 31, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Thanks for posting this.
We had the privilege of having Sr. Jane Dominic in our neck of the woods last fall to present an abbreviated version of her talk titled The Rich Gift of Love. It was solidly Catholic. She so inspired our teens that they went online and watched the l-o-n-g version of the talk!
Please keep us updated on this situation,

Kizito B April 1, 2014 at 1:01 AM

I follow all your postings, but I get baffled, why issues against natural law atract such vile responses.
Here in Uganda a law against homosexuality has just been passed but the hullabaloo form the developed countries is unfathomable. Other laws abusing human rights have been passed and those very countries have kept a blind eye. what a shame! Here in Uganda we have a real problem, the other sunday one of the previously homosexual guy gave a talk to the faithful but what he said was extremely disgusting and unfortunately, he lost his male organ and he puts on a diaper all the time. How does such an act that deforms a person contitute a human right. Our schools have become havens for conscripting gays. I will pray for the priest and the Nun.


God bless you.

Robert Vito April 1, 2014 at 6:15 AM

When I read the headline, I was afraid this story was going to be about another priest who was supporting homosexuality. I am relieved it wasn’t. It does no good to tell someone a behavior is OK, when it truly is sinful.

Seb April 1, 2014 at 10:51 AM

I will pray for fr Kauth and Sr Jane.. May God help them and strengthen them in Christ . The truth is not always the same as the majority decision ( Pope John Paul ii ) . Your brother in Christ from Indonesia.

Cindy April 1, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Thank you, Fr Kauth and Sr Jane for standing up for and teaching the truth! You are in my prayers!

Mary April 1, 2014 at 2:03 PM

The students who objected to that nuns admirably Catholic speech should be expelled. There should be no place in a Catholic school for enemies of the faith, which those are that rebel against Catholic teaching, as those students do who protested the sisters presentation of the teaching of the Church on these matters.

Deacon Raymond April 2, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Thank you for your stand on authentic Catholic teaching! It’s great to be a Catholic to spread the Truth. Keep up the good work and may God bless your ministry.

Peter April 8, 2014 at 9:28 AM

I am a long distance admirer of Fr. Kauth and the Charlotte Diocese having enjoyed both Fr. Kauth’s homilies online and his teaching via Catholic Scripture Study International. My personal belief is that he’sexperiencing a salted audience who was perfectly prepared, in advance, to be be profoundly outraged by a presentation their colleagues had heard in other venues.

Sounds to me like anyone who is grossly offended should be invited to withdraw from the academy as an immoral influence on the student body.

LORENZO March 6, 2016 at 3:18 PM

THIS FIGHT IS a good thing because it is an opportunity to teach. We pray for you Fr. Kauth. You are a brave and true disciple of Christ.

Travis Baird January 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM

I wish we had more preist sisters deacons like this who speak the truth and will not water down the word. Stay strong we are behind you always.

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