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Offline GGMoreno

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Any Articles on Coed Sports? Thoughts?
« on: September 04, 2015, 03:41:05 PM »
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  • Do any of you have any articles (or are able to point to one) against coed sports?

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    Any Articles on Coed Sports? Thoughts?
    « Reply #1 on: September 04, 2015, 03:58:29 PM »
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  • 'False also and harmful to Christian education is the so-called method of "coeducation." This too, by many of its supporters, is founded upon naturalism and the denial of original sin; but by all, upon a deplorable confusion of ideas that mistakes a leveling promiscuity and equality, for the legitimate association of the sexes. The Creator has ordained and disposed perfect union of the sexes only in matrimony, and, with varying degrees of contact, in the family and in society. Besides there is not in nature itself, which fashions the two quite different in organism, in temperament, in abilities, anything to suggest that there can be or ought to be promiscuity, and much less equality, in the training of the two sexes. These, in keeping with the wonderful designs of the Creator, are destined to complement each other in the family and in society, precisely because of their differences, which therefore ought to be maintained and encouraged during their years of formation, with the necessary distinction and corresponding separation, according to age and circumstances. These principles, with due regard to time and place, must, in accordance with Christian prudence, be applied to all schools, particularly in the most delicate and decisive period of formation, that, namely, of adolescence; and in gymnastic exercises and deportment, special care must be had of Christian modesty in young women and girls, which is so gravely impaired by any kind of exhibition in public. Recalling the terrible words of the Divine Master: "Woe to the world because of scandals!" We most earnestly appeal to your solicitude and your watchfulness, Venerable Brethren, against these pernicious errors, which, to the immense harm of youth, are spreading far and wide among Christian peoples. '

    Pope Bl. Pius IX
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    Any Articles on Coed Sports? Thoughts?
    « Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015, 04:01:36 PM »
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  • All co-ed education, and necessarily co-ed sports, are based in Revolutionary ideologies, Egalitarianism, Naturalism and  Pelagian denial of Original Sin and therefore, are against Catholic morality. In his encyclical Divini Illius Magistri , Pope Pius XI, condemns co-Education (and relevant to the OP, consequently sports). Here is the extract:

    Quote from: Pope Pius XI

    False also and harmful to Christian education is the so-called method of "coeducation." This too is founded upon Naturalism and the denial of original sin by many of its supporters. But all are based upon a deplorable confusion of ideas that mistakes a leveling promiscuity and equality with the legitimate association of the sexes.

     The Creator has ordained and disposed perfect union of the sexes only in matrimony, and with varying degrees of contact, in the family and in society. Further, there is nothing in nature itself, which fashions the two quite different in body, temperament and abilities, to suggest that there can be or ought to be promiscuity, and much less equality, in the training of the two sexes. These, in keeping with the wonderful designs of the Creator, are destined to complement each other in the family and in society precisely because of their differences, which therefore ought to be maintained and encouraged during the years of formation, with the necessary distinction and corresponding separation, according to age and circumstances.

     These principles, with due regard to time and place, must, in accordance with Christian prudence, be applied to all schools, particularly in the most delicate and decisive period of formation, that is, namely, the period of adolescence. And in gymnastic exercises and sports, special care must be had of Christian modesty in young women and girls, which is so gravely impaired by any kind of exhibition in public.

     Recalling the terrible words of the Divine Master: "Woe to the world because of scandals!"[Vae mundo a scandalis! Matt., 18: 7] We most earnestly appeal to your solicitude and your watchfulness, Venerable Brethren, against these pernicious errors, which, to the immense harm of youth, are spreading far and wide among Christian peoples.
    If anyone says that true and natural water is not necessary for baptism and thus twists into some metaphor the words of our Lord Jesus Christ" Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit" (Jn 3:5) let him be anathema.

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    Any Articles on Coed Sports? Thoughts?
    « Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 12:23:43 PM »
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  • Thanks. I should clarify that I know all that, but was hoping to share this with someone who may need something more specific to help him arrive at our conclusion.

    The only modern incident I can recall was the forfeiting of a game by a Society school based on their rival's coed team. Unfortunately, there was no article written (that I can find) explaining the rationale.

     

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